Tata Ace Gold: Variants explained
Published On Jun 01, 2020
The ubiquitous “Chhota Hatti” comes in three different variants in the new BS6 avatar. We take a look at Ace Gold diesel, petrol and CNG.
India’s small commercial vehicle segment (SCV) is known for compact, stylish, and yet productive mini-trucks. The SCV segment has over the years become one of the major volume drivers for the truck makers, and this also made it highly competitive with its own sub-categories.
In this rapidly evolving and fast-growing segment-Tata Motors Ace range of mini-trucks remain the true segment leader- this tiny little truck has not only helped to create the segment in India but holds on as the most appealing, desirable and highly popular trucks even after over 15 years of commercial sale.
Post the new emission norms like the rest of the industry, this promising truck gets all-new BS6 powertrain. Tata Motors first showcased this truck at the Auto Expo 2020 in early February, which was interestingly in petrol powertrain. Tata Motors reckons that post BS6 the diesel power vehicle prices will shoot-up considerably high, and hence petrol last-mile truck would emerge as a strong viable option which is more economical to run as compared to their diesel sibling.
To cater to its range of customers in a variety of cargo and fuel options, the firm has introduced this revolutionary product in three different variants- diesel, petrol and CNG.
Ace Gold Diesel
The Ace Gold diesel has been the most preferred variants among the truck buyers, the BS6 variant now comes in reliable 2 cylinder 700CC naturally aspirated DI engine, gear shift advisor for better fuel efficiency, 20 HP of power and 45 Nm of torque helping in high speed and greater acceleration, and the pickup is driven from the 27.5% of gradeability.
The payload on offer is 750 KGs for all kinds of last-mile transport and logistics duties, equipped with rugged chassis, strong front & rear leaf spring suspension, and durable axles. The drivers are provided with conveniences such as digital clusters, big glove box, bottle and document holder, and USB charger, etc.
The Ace Gold diesel-like its predecessor maintains the key characteristics such as higher life of its aggregates, lower maintenance, higher fuel saving, superior cargo-carrying capabilities with the most productive way possible along with easy availability of spare parts with complete Tata Motors supports across urban and rural India with full warranty. Tata Motors claims this compact truck can help earn Rs 25,000 profit per month.
Ace Gold Petrol
While all the variants come with the same USPs, the petrol powertrain comprises the Tata's 275 Gasoline MPFI BS6, 4 Stroke water-cooled engine, with gear shift advisor for better fuel efficiency and eco switch for higher fuel efficiency.
The 30 HP of power ensures greater speed, and 55 Nm of torque provides higher acceleration and 30% gradeability better pickup even with full-load of cargo.
Ace Gold CNG
The CNG variants get the water-cooled multipoint gas injection 694 cc CNG engine, with 26 HP of power, 50 Nm of torque and 29% of gradeability.
The payload is slightly lower than the diesel and petrol variants that is 640 kgs. Tata Motors promise higher milage on this CNG variant which is also equipped with gear shift advisor for higher mileage.
The Ace Gold CNG get the cargo load body length of 2520 mm (8.2 feet), for a bigger loading area and maximizing profit every single trip.
Tata Ace Gold- the ultimate market leader in the last-mile mini-truck starting from Rs 4.25 lakhs become even more compelling with a lot on offer. The Ace competes against Mahindra Jeeto and Maruti Suzuki Super Carry. Check out more detail on Trucksdekho.