Tata Motors introduces a future-ready commercial vehicle range
Published On Aug 27, 2020
Redefining the Indian CV industry, the market leader now offers customised solutions for every transport application from its extensive full-range trucks starting from sub-1 ton to 55-ton. The firm promises to reduce the total cost of ownership with higher vehicle uptime and improved efficiency and bring in contemporary design, advanced technology, and class-defining features for comfort and safety, along with telematics solutions-the Fleet Edge.
Tata Motors, India's leading commercial vehicles manufacturer, presents its future-ready product portfolio, developed to redefine transportation". The entire range of vehicles starting from sub-1 tonne to 55-tonne gross vehicle/combination weight (GVW/GCW), is powered by efficient drivetrains, features a futuristic premium tough design language.
The firm promises far lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to all truck owners users, including fleet operators, mid-size transport operators, and small transporters. This is coupled with superior performance through value-enhanced features, synchronised service intervals, and improved overall vehicle efficiency. It also offers widest customized solutions to address industry-specific applications available in each commercial vehicle segment – M &HCV, I&LCV, and SCV.
The new stringent BS6 emission enabled truck portfolio is another important step for the market leader. The new truck range comes with the power of 66 value proposition, which guided the design and development of this range institutes significant advances across the key areas relevant for each segment, like lower TCO, improved earning potential, enhanced comfort, connectivity, and performance, amongst other attributes.
Tata Motors has upgraded all vehicles from bumper to bumper, while also introducing technological and performance upgrades that generate higher revenue and profits through higher fluid efficiency, excellent driving comfort, and world-class connectivity features. Some of these key features include higher power output, superior gear shifts, multiple driving modes, improved ergonomics, and crash-tested cabins for the driver's safety.
Speaking about redefined transportation offerings, Girish Wagh, President, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, "Post BS6 migration, the Indian auto industry is adhering to comparable global norms of emission. Being the industry leader, we used this migration to transcend beyond mere emission compliance. By holistically reimagining, we have created new paradigms of functionality, productivity, comfort, performance, and connectivity in our vehicles. We now have a truly global, Indian product range that redefines the future of Indian transportation. For customers, it impressively brings forth the core benefit of the lower total cost of ownership or improved earning potential and hence enhanced returns on their investment."
Total Customer Support
Adding momentum is Tata Motors' extensive dealership and service network of over 2600+ touch points with service facility at every 62km across the country, manned by trained specialists and backed by Tata Genuine Parts. Tata Motors also extends various vehicle care programs, fleet management solutions, annual maintenance packages, and resale for commercial vehicles under the Sampoorna Seva 2.0 initiative.
Furthermore, Tata Alert offers 24x7 roadside assistance for all vehicles under warranty, while Tata Kavach ensures that all accidental vehicles insured under Tata Insurance are repaired within 15 days.
With Fleet Edge, a next-generation connected vehicle solution, Tata Motors offers telematics to optimize fleet management, with informed decision making. This solution gives fleet owners vital insights on vehicle diagnostics and driver behavior, which help in better fleet utilisation. The Fleet Edge solution is relevant and beneficial across varied fleet sizes. It is available with the entire M&HCV range of Tata Motors trucks and buses and a select range of I&LCV and SCV models.
Small Commercial Vehicles and Pick-ups
The new SCV and PU range featuring the popular Ace, Intra, and Yodha now have an increased payload of up to 750kg, 1300kg, and 1700 kg, respectively. Market leader, the Tata Ace, is now available in multiple options with efficient diesel, petrol, and CNG powertrains. Further, the Ace diesel now develops an increased 20hp and 45Nm, the petrol variant generates 30hp and 55Nm, while the CNG variant develops 26hp and 50Nm.
Tata MMotors'BS6 range of SCV cargo and pick-up vehicles offer best-in-class TCO through improved fuel efficiencies. Other features of the Ace include a new digital instrument cluster, added storage space, and a USB port. The Intra V30, the latest addition in the range, gets the largest loading deck in its class, power steering, gear shift advisor, and ECO mode. The Tata Yodha BS6 highlights include frontal crumple zone & collapsible steering column for added safety, flat laydown bucket seats, and a high utility dashboard.
Intermediate & Light Commercial Vehicles
The I&LCV range of BS6 trucks now offers more than 6 to 10% better fuel economy, coupled with extended service intervals providing the industry's most competitive TCO for its customers. The higher-powered engines also develop improved low-end torque. The new pedal designs, reduced gear shifts, and driveability enhance the drivers' comfort and convenience while reducing fatigue.
The new multi-function instrument cluster and a high-quality music system enhance the ambiance of the cabin. Gradeability has also been improved in the tipper range above 40%. Tata Motors offers the all-new 3.3-liter diesel engine, with power and torque rating of 125-155hp and 390-450Nm, respectively.
Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles
The new M&HCV range features three powerful and reliable Cummins and Turbotronn engines with six power nodes delivering a higher power-to-weight ratio. The 6.7-litre Cummins engine is the "largest selling Euro 6 engine in the world," and the Tata Turbotronn engine offers best-in-class fuel economy with 15,000 BS4 vehicles running successfully. The optimized drivetrains offer SCR and EGR+SCR after-treatment system, coupled with Gear Shift Advisor and multi-mode fuel economy switch that helps achieve superior fuel economy of even up to +12% on select models.
The M&HCV range of products comes with options of three upgraded cabins in Ultra, Signa, and Prima. These upgraded cabins feature additional storage space, wider sleeping berths, T&T steering, 3-way adjustable seats, and other utility features. This gives the driver a feel of home away from home. Further safety and comfort features include engine brake, hill start assist, reverse parking assistance, new intelligent instrument clusters, and LED tail-lights for enhanced safety and productivity. The M&HCV range of vehicles now comes with Power of Choice to customers with CX and LX value feature packs.