All-New Tata Ultra EX 3021.S BS6: explored
Published On Apr 27, 2020
The modern and contemporary Ultra range of trucks is vital in the Tata Motors portfolio. The company has expanded the Ultra platform to several important segments. We look at Ultra 3021.S tractor-trailer introduced in a completely new tonnage category.
Making a successful transition into the new emission norms, Tata Motors showcased its BS6 trucks at the Auto Expo 2020. The new truck range comes with the promise of performance with robust aggregates, advanced features and assurance of superior total-cost-of-ownership to truck owners.
The Ultra range was a major highlight among the trucks exhibited by the company at the auto show. Over the years, the Ultra platform has evolved and expanded into several key categories. We have already covered the Ultra T.16 AMT truck.
Today, we look at another significant truck, the Ultra EX 3021.S a heavy-duty tractor. Unlike the industry standards tractor-trailer of 40 plus GVW in the pre-axle load norms tonnage configuration, this tractor-trailer with Ultra cabin now comes in 30T GVW tonnage and the payload is 14.2T for trailer with a single tyre on each twin axle.
Perhaps, Tata Motors is eyeing to create a new segment within the tractor-trailer category to serve niche applications. This is undoubtedly a positive move by the firm and it will be facinating to see the customer response to this innovative product.
The 3021.S tractor-trailer first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 comes with several impressive lists of features and USPs with promising aggregates. It gets the company's in-house 5-litre 200 HP BS6 engine with 850 Nm of torque; this is a 4-cylinder engine assures more mileage to the truck owner.
The tractor-trailers are always deployed on long-distance cargo transportation, thus performance and reliability is fundamental to these trucks. Tata Motors ensure both these key attributes in the Ultra 3021.S is by a comfortable signature Ultra AC cabin with a sleeper berth. This is aimed at providing drivers comfort and safety to ensure the truck keeps running longer hours without frequent breaks. According to Tata Motors, the Ultra 3021 design such a way that it has lower kerb weight in its segment, this is aimed at offering superior drivability and turnaround time.
The Ultra EX 3021. S promises the important characteristics of a comfortable and safe cabin, greater performance and durability. Let's look at some of the features promised by the company.
-Ultra EX 3021.S gets class-leading power of 200 HP with Tata 5-litre NGR BSVI engine
-Lower turnaround time leading to a higher number of trips through enhanced acceleration and speed
-New cabin with enhanced comfort and refreshed interiors
-Superior driving comfort and ergonomics ensuring smooth longer journey
-7-Inch screen music system with speakers
-Tubeless radial tyres
-New facia switches
-Gear Shift Advisor, Heavy & Eco mode
-Plastic fuel tank with fuel theft sensors
-Styling improvised integrated digital instrument cluster with AFE
-Service due reminders, dual fuel tank for long-range to reduce stop time at fuel stations
-Hill Start Assist as an additional safety feature
Tata Motors remain committed to the Indian trucking industry with a constant focus on innovation and enhancing value proposition to its truck buyers. With new tonnage points and some best features, the firm is trying to offer yet another pathbreaking product in Ultra Ex 3021.S.
Now it up to the customers to acknowledge this new product, and fascinating to witness whether the market leader has indeed identified a sweet-spot. To find the answer, we will have to wait! Meanwhile, customers can check out this new product at the nearest Tata Motors dealership once they open for business.