Tata 407 Gold SFC- Top 5 USPs explained
Published On Jul 20, 2021
The quintessential cargo truck from Tata Motors continues to rule the 4T GVW light truck market even after 3-decades. What makes this truck so successful? We take a look at 5 key USPs that entice the truck buyers to this attractive and stylish LCV.
The Indian trucking industry has evolved over the last decade with growing technological adoptions, modern design and globally proven truck platforms. While the industry continues to adopt newer changes, introduce new dynamic trucks, there are few highly proven trucks in certain categories that have not only remained the most relevant after decades, they’re maintaining their grip on the segment. Truck buyers flock to them banking on their performance and reliability to take on the most demanding logistics shipment duties. Tata Motors 407 light truck is one such product that defines the cult of local truck brands.
First introduced in the mid-80s, the 407 Semi Forward Cabin light truck is India’s famous and top-selling light truck even today. Over the years, Tata Motors has upgraded and refined the truck to suit the modern cargo/logistics/transport needs of India. The micro-entrepreneurs, individual buyers and fleet operators still find the 407 as useful, highly fuel-efficient, productive and value for money truck for all of their last-mile cargo delivery needs.
With the introduction of the stringent BS6 emission norms last year, Tata Motors yet again made key changes in this popular truck by bringing more refined engine & aggregates along with several segment-leading features making it even more compelling. So should you buy the repacked, stylish and modern 407 Gold SFC? If you happen to be in the market for an LCV, then before you make up your mind read the top 5- USPs of the 407 Gold SFC that we find are the key.
What works in favour of this legendary truck is its highly efficient engine. It is fitted with a proven 4 SPCR engine which has been improved quite a lot for the BS6 emission. Tata Motors says the higher power of 98hp at 2800 RPM has increased by nearly 18 per cent for higher turnaround time, the 300 Nm of torque gone up by 20 per cent to offer you more pulling power and the low-end torque of 290 Nm is up by 26% that would help in far greater pick up at signals and gradients.
The powertrain is supported by equally high-quality aggregates that comprise the banjo type rear axle for allowing more cargo-carrying capacities, not allowing any leakage, the 800-grade high strength steel that also has high tensile strength. The chassis of 407 Gold SFC is highly durable with bolted design, the single-piece frame for engine mounting is updated for the BS6 engine. Moreover, the long member thickness is increased to 5mm as standard from 4mm for LCV and serrated coupling flange propeller shaft for better reliability and maintenance. Then there is an a-viscous fan to improve the performance of the truck that also aids in better mileage, along with new brakes for better control and efficiency. Clearly, the truck is now gone a few notches above with key aggregates that make it even better for your business needs.
The newly designed, far improved cabin is another key highlight of the 407 Gold SFC that makes it stand out in the segment. The cabin is spacious, practical and offers loads of storage space with superior comfort. One of the improved features inside the cabin is the low hysteresis clutch along with the high size clutch booster lower pedal effort, reduced effort by 40% over BS4. The white illumination facia and ignition switches along with the light help drivers to enter the cabin at night rather easily and to start ignition effortlessly, this helps especially the truck serving rural areas or outskirts of cities or towns.
As today's vehicles are becoming more connected, Tata Motors always aims to bring such features to its truck users too. The 407 Gold SFC now gets new connectivity features. Inside you’ll find the factory-fitted high-quality music system with Blaupunkt speakers and high-speed USB mobile charger must-have features for the driver to stay accessible. The truck gets the all-new multi-function ergonomic instrument cluster, the tell tale symbol and gear shift advisor nicely integrated with the instrument cluster. The Gear Shift Advisor in the instrument cluster helps drivers to drive in proper gear to extract the highest fuel efficiency.
The highlight of the external connectivity features is the Tata Motors telematics kit fitted to help you track the performance of the truck at all times. Similarly, the Fleet App for owners and fleet managers to help monitor vehicle and driver’s performance effectively.
Reliability is at the heart of Tata 407 Gold SFC’s performance, Tata Motors knows this well as the customer truck the performance of this truck for all their critical transportation needs. With the new engine, aggregates and other key changes, what hasn’t really changed in this truck is how it helps you scale your business to a new level by superior mileage, lower cost of running and maintenance along with power-pickup and efficient operations no matter where you deployed it.
The truck won’t disappoint you when it comes to the core performance elements, and that is what works in favour of this truck even after running for so long across Indian operating conditions and tough terrains, delivering cargo space and delighting customers with performance along with lifting their profits. This popular Tata LCV is available in two variants the 407 Gold SFC and 407 Gold SFC RJ with two wheelbases options, the ex-showroom price range from ₹ 9.46 - ₹ 11.02 lakh. Does it suits to your needs and budget?