Tata SuperAce Mini Truck Launched in Vietnam
Published On Sep 12, 2016
Tata Motors has recently launched the SuperAce mini truck in Vietnam, marking the company’s entry into the commercial vehicle space in the country. The vehicle was launched through partnership with TMT Motors, and Tata has also commenced local assembly along with the latter.
With a rated payload of 1 ton, the new Tata SuperAce mini truck effortlessly meets the requirements of both intra and intercity transportation. The vehicle offers offers versatility, safety and comfort, and can be used for carrying a variety of goods such as cement, construction items, food grains, vegetables, fruits, FMCG and white goods. Apart from a diesel version, SuperAce also comes with a petrol powered premium version for superior fuel economy and for attaining a top speed of up to 130 kmph.
A 5100 mm small turning circle radius makes the vehicle suitable for deliveries in small lanes and by lanes. The 2.6m long cargo load deck size helps the vehicle cater to varied applications. The vehicle’s 14 inch tyres, 160mm high ground clearance and 39% gradeability (for diesel), ensures that the vehicle remains stable while carrying varied loads under different road conditions.
The 4 Cylinder 1405 cc diesel engine delivers 70 bhp @ 4500 rpm power and the 1396 cc petrol engine delivers 85 bhp @ 5500 – 6000 rpm of superior power. The vehicle has a fuel efficiency of 17.9 kmpl for diesel and 10.2 kmpl for petrol engine under test conditions.
Showing his enthusiasm over the new launch, Mr. Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director-Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “Having officially announced our entry into Vietnam last year, we at Tata Motors are happy to announce the launch of our very first product, the Tata SuperAce minitruck in the country today. Having sold over 1.5 million mini trucks on the Ace platform globally so far, the Tata SuperAce has been developed based on Tata Motors deep understanding of the CV customer, for a wide range of applications.”
Reflecting on the benefit the new vehicle will have on Vietnamese businesses, Mr. Bui Van Huu, Chairman, TMT Motors, said, “The Tata SuperAce will be a true partner to Vietnamese entrepreneur in every sense and is an important milestone in TMT Motors’ efforts of changing the commercial vehicle landscape in Vietnam. Tata SuperAce will help us to address a larger commercial vehicle base, providing a solution to customers for their transportation needs.”
SuperAce is currently available in one trim for each of the fuel options – Tata SuperAce Diesel DLE and Tata SuperAce Petrol GLE. Some of its other features include air conditioning, power steering, power windows and body colored bumper, an ergonomically located driver console, glove-box with lock, provision for music system, mobile charging facility, digital clock and full fabric seats.
The Tata Super Ace is currently available across seven sales points in Northern Vietnam and the company plans to make the vehicle available for sale in the rest of the country very soon.