Tata Motors unveils a new range of Light Duty Trucks for South Africa
Published On Sep 28, 2017
The all new Tata Ultra range was revealed at the Futuroad Expo 2017 on 27th September 2017.
Tata Motors has revealed its new range of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) called ULTRA in South Africa. The ULTRA range of trucks include the ULTRA 814 (4.5T), ULTRA 1014 (5.5T), and the ULTRA 1418 (7.7T). Other markets where the Ultra range of trucks are sold include Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Kenya.
The trucks will be powered by a 140PS common-rail diesel engine mated to 6-speed OverDrive transmission and gets a full air brake system to stop the vehicle in time. Tata claims that the cabin on offer is the widest in the segment and comes with best in class NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels and an air conditioning system to keep the driver comfortable in the cabin. The company claims that the cabin has been designed as per European safety norms.
According to Tata, the ULTRA range of vehicles is suitable for all kinds of customers including captive users, large fleet operators, and logistics companies. It will be offered in three-wheelbase options and payloads ranging from 3 to 8 tonnes.
"The Tata ULTRA range is a result of extensive feedback from customers in the South African market and we are proud to introduce this pioneering range of trucks here in South Africa. The Tata Ultra 814 is the first variant to be launched in South Africa and we are looking forward to launching the Ultra 1014 and the AMT versions of both models in the New Year. The Ultra range will be assembled locally at the Tata Motors South Africa (TMSA) plant situated at Rosslyn, Pretoria," said Rudrarup Maitra, vice-president, commercial vehicles, international business of Tata Motors.
Niraj Srivastava, the head of Tata Africa’s Auto business, added that the ULTRA 814 will be offered with a 2 year/120,000km service plan and 2 years/unlimited km warranty to ensure complete peace of mind to its customers.
Alongside Tata Ultra, Tata Motors also showcased its new range of commercial vehicles, which included the PRIMA 3338.K 8×4 Tipper, the Super Ace Mint, the Xenon X2 Automatic (AT) 4×4 bakkies, and the Prima T1 Racing Truck.