Tata ACE

From `4.81 Lakh*
*Ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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Engine 702 cc
Mileage 21.9 kmpl
Power 21 bhp
Max Speed 77 kmph

Design & Build

GVW 1.55 tons
Axle​ 4x2
Wheelbase ​ 2100
Body Option Half Deck Body

Comfort & Safety

A/C​ No
Tiltable Steering​ No
Brakes​​ Front-Disc...


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June 22, 2019: The Tata Ace was India’s first ever high torque mini-truck that struck chord with the masses with its incredibly on-point advertisement tagline, ‘Çhota Hathi’ and ever since then not just the Ace but the whole segment it created has been known by this name. It was also a product that showcased how well Tata Motors understand the requirements of the Indian commercial vehicle market. First, coming to the scene in the year 2005, the Tata Ace continues to be a massive hit for its maker, selling over more than 2 million units in just under 15 years, which is absolutely incredible.

On the mechanical side of the things, the Tata Ace still retains that cute appeal while offering durable build quality and heavy-duty equipment to deal with transport duties in its category. Powered by the company’s 702cc diesel unit that makes 16bhp of maximum power and 37.5Nm of peak torque, the Tata Ace can howl 710kg of payload day in day out through narrow city lanes or those highway stints to close by areas. The gross vehicle wait comes around 1550kg while heavy-duty parabolic leaf spring suspension does duty at the front along side semi-elliptic leaf spring setup being used for the rear.

The importance of Tata Ace in the Tata Motors commercial vehicle segment can be understood by the fact that the company has already promised to upgrade every Tata Ace family model to the upcoming BSVI implementation.

Tata ACE Price List​

  View Below - Listing of Variants​

Power 21 BHP

GVW 1550

Wheelbase 2100

Engine 275 CNG ...

Fuel Tank 70

Payload 625

Power 21 BHP

GVW 1550

Wheelbase 2100

Engine 275 CNG ...

Fuel Tank 70

Payload 625

Power 21 BHP

GVW 1550

Wheelbase 2100

Engine 275 CNG ...

Fuel Tank 70

Payload 625

Power 21 BHP

GVW 1550

Wheelbase 2100

Engine 275 CNG ...

Fuel Tank 70

Payload 625



Tata Ace - Expert Review


Tata is undoubtedly the most prominent commercial vehicle maker in India with its presence in each segment, be it in small trucks or the long haul tractors. With India’s market going down in the small commercial vehicle segment, Tata Ace has emerged as one of the most profitable entity in the industry covering most of the market.

Tata Ace is available in 13 variants which make this product capable of fulfilling a number of needs across various business niches like cash van, goods transportation, etc. With so much options available, the buyers also get their choice of power and torque according to the business requirements.


Engine - Tata 275 IDI, 800cc Dicor and Naturally Aspirated Water Cooled

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Range - 1,285 kg - 2,100 kg

Wheelbase - 1,285 mm and 2,100 mm

Mileage - 21.9 kmpl

Engine and Performance

Available in four engine options, namely, Single Cylinder Naturally Aspirated Water Cooled (a), Tata 275 IDI 2-Cylinder (b), 4-Stroke 2 Cylinder Direct Injection Common Rail (c) and 800cc 2-Cylinder DICOR (d), Ace produces power in the range of 11.3 bhp @ 3,000 rpm to 40 bhp @ 3,750 rpm and torque in the range of 31.6 Nm @ 1,600 - 1,800 rpm to 94 Nm @ 2,000 - 2,500 rpm. The vehicle displays an engine displacement of 611cc and 702cc for engine options ‘a’ & ‘b’ and 800cc for engine options ‘c’ and ‘d’.

With common Single Plate Dry Friction type clutch and 5-speed gear transmission box for engine option ‘a’ and 6-speed gear transmission box for rest of the options, Tata Ace family has the highest and lowest gradeability of 30% and 10%, while the top speed lies in the range of 50 - 90 km/h.

Vehicle Built and Load Capacity

The deck body is the sole option available for all the Tata Ace variants with wheelbase options of 1,650 mm for engine option ‘a’ that is, Tata Ace Zip, and 2,100 mm for rest of the 12 variants. The corresponding turning radius for wheelbases is 3,500 mm and 4,300 mm with the only exception being Tata Ace Mega having the turning radius of 4,900 mm.

The dimensions like overall length, width, height and ground clearance for Ace family is in the range of 3,020 - 3,835 mm, 1,480 - 1,500 mm, 1,800 - 2,360 mm and 140 - 175 mm. Coming to the load capacity, the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) range of Tata Ace is from 1,285 to 2,100 kg with kerb weight between 685 to 1,070 kg and payload capacity from 600 to 1,030 kg.

Handling and Suspension

Deprived of power steering, Tata Ace Zip has Mechanical Rack and Pinion Steering, while the rest of the Ace family gets the same Mechanical steering with variable ratio between 20.5 - 24.5 and 380 mm diameter. Although maneuvering Ace is not very difficult, but power steering has its own advantages.

For the suspensions, Ace Zip has MacPherson Strut at front and Coil Spring with Semi-Trailing Arm and Hydraulic Telescopic Shock Absorbers at rear. the rest of the variants are equipped with Parabolic Leaf Springs at front and rear both, except for two Dicor and one Mega variants, which have Semi Elliptical Leaf Springs with Anti Roll Bar at rear. The Ace Mega variant also has Semi Elliptical Leaf Springs with Anti Roll Bar as front suspension, and not the Parabolic Leaf Springs type.

Helping the suspension are Ace’s axle which are different in different variants. There is Rigid front axle on all but Forged I Beam Reverse Elliot Type for Ace Zip and Rigid axle at rear for Ace Zip, Hypoid Gear for Dicor and Mega, and Live rear axle for rest of the variants.

Braking and Safety

All the variants in Ace family mostly get Dual Circuit Hydraulic Activated brakes with disc at the front and drum at the rear. Also, there are separate Cable Operated Mechanical Linkages parking brakes acting on rear wheels. This combination works well to let Ace’s driver stop the vehicle at high speeds and load full to its capacity, irrespective of the terrain. Further safety has been improved with features like fog lights, seat belts, tubeless tyres, rigid body structure, robust frame and best in class material used to build the whole body.

Design and Comfort

Talking aesthetically, Tata Ace family has set the standards for other to follow but that was long ago and now its contemporaries are giving tough competition to it. Features like headlamps, cabin structure and overall design are actually not very old, but yes, some improvement is required and Tata is working on it with timely updates of different variants. The cabin, too, is very rich with features like adjustable driver seat, driver information display, cozy seats, and spacious interiors to make the short trips not so boring.

Tata ACE User Reviews (8)

Overall Rating
Performance 4/5

Performance Rating

Maintenance 4/5

Maintenance Rating

Design & Build 4/5

Design & Build Rating

User Reported Mileage 18 kmpl
I highly recommend buying this truck
Mileage: 21 kmpl
By Bhúvñèsh Bâñthîâ / Feb 11, 2017
Performance 5/5 Maintenance 5/5 Design & Build 5/5

I just love this truck best truck for transportation of good anywhere in city village best mileage comfortably seats soft stearing powerfull engine bright headlamps strong boad best looks smooth gear shifter good ground clearance long wheelbase best pickup long storage low maintenance cost efficienc longlife. I will recommend every small businessman to buy this vehicle

I highly recommend buying this truck
Mileage: 18 kmpl
By Naim Shaikh / Feb 10, 2017
Performance 4/5 Maintenance 4/5 Design & Build 5/5

Tata Ace is revolution in the goods transportation vehicle and for the commercial purpose,specially talking about maintenance and mileage.There are so many vehicles in the range but with economic design and driver safety this is too good for other vehicles.Also after service from Tata is above par, repairing cost is little more but doesnt matter that because it is worth to service in Tata Authorised service centre. Overall the performance is good and this product is worth to have it.

I highly recommend buying this truck
Mileage: 15 kmpl
By Sanjay Singh / Feb 01, 2017
Performance 5/5 Maintenance 5/5 Design & Build 5/5

The truck has decent looks. Best for Indian roads,no word to say about the product.

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Tata Dealers in New Delhi

Cargo Motors (Delhi) Pvt LTD.

Plot No.219/220, Village Budhpur, G T Karnal Road, Delhi

Pasco Motors

Pasco House, 6 Old Delhi Gurgaon Road, Sector 18 Industrial Estate

Cargo Motors Pvt LTD.

Plot No -219/220 Budhpur Village

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