Key Specs of Tata ACE ZIP XL
ACE ZIP XL Highlights
December 24, 2019: After the massive success of the Tata Ace which has helped create the small truck segment in India, Tata added another interesting variant to the Ace Zip line up in the form of the Ace Zip XL back in 2017. The idea behind the Ace zip XL was to provide customers with a model that offers all the positive attributes of the Ace Zip but while offering a bigger load area that helps it to carry more goods through the congested city markets and by lanes.
The Tata Ace ZIP XL is powered by the same engine from the Ace Zip and is a BS-IV compliant Single cylinder naturally aspirated water-cooled 611cc engine. However, on the Tata Ace Zip XL, this engine makes slightly better power figures with the maximum power output of 12.5bhp arriving at 3000rpm while the peak torque has also grown to 38Nm made in the range of 1200-1800rpm. It gets a 4-speed manual gearbox with a single plate dry clutch and offers a gradeability of 22% and a top speed of 50kmph. The fuel tank capacity is 10 liters, though an ARAI certified mileage of 33kmpl, the Tata Ace Zip still takes you far.
The maximum permissible GVW of the Tata Ace Zip is 1310kg and has a kerb weight of 715kg while the payload is set at a maximum legal limit of 600kg. It has a larger Load Body Dimensions of 6.3ft x 4.9ft with a wheelbase of 1650mm and a ground clearance of 150mm. The suspension duties are shared by MacPherson struts at the front and coil spring with a semi-trailing arm with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers at the rear. Tata Ace Zip gets Drum brakes all around.
Tata ACE ZIP XL Price List (Variants)
|Tata ACE ZIP XL Zip XL BS IV|
Tata Trucks Dealers in New Delhi
PLOT NO.16, BIJWASAN ROAD, PRIDE HOTEL, SAMALKA EXTENSION, KAPASHERA
F-26/4, NEAR ROYAL ENFIELD OUTLET,OKHLA CITY, OKHLA INDUSTRIAL AREA PHASE 2
PLOT NO. 1, RAM VIHAR, NAJAFGARH, NANGLI SAKRAWATI, NEAR ARJUN PARK
46/1, DILSHAD GARDEN, G T ROAD, OPP. METRO STATION PARKING, DELHI, PREET VIHAR, NEW DELHI
Plot No.219/220, Village Budhpur, G T Karnal Road, Delhi
Tata ACE ZIP XL Comparison with Similar Mini Truck
Tata ACE ZIP XL Mini Truck- Expert Review
The Tata Ace Zip was first launched in 2010 and has seen more than 1 lakh units being sold in the Indian market. This urban goods mover was launched to compete with the ubiquitous three-wheeler, by offering better safety and stability.
Capitalising on the success of its smaller variant, the Tata Ace Zip XL comes with a 15% longer body, more power, torque, gradeability and better turning radius. Add to that a superb warranty program and 1600 service touch points of the Indian manufacturer and this vehicle becomes a winner straight off the bat.
The Tata Ace Zip XL's competition are the Mahindra Jeeto, and Piaggio Porte.
Engine: 611cc, Single Cylinder, Water-Cooled
Clutch: Single plate dry friction diaphragm type
Steering: Mechanical Rack & Pinion
Brakes: Hydraulic Drum
Max. GVW: 1310 kg
Engine & Performance
The single cylinder 611cc mill is water-cooled and produces a healthy 12.47 hp at 3000 rpm. More importantly, it produces 38 Nm of torque at just 1200 rpm, giving the Zip XL good pulling power even when fully loaded.
The engine is mated to a manual synchromesh 4-speed gearbox. This is a simple yet effective solution for the requirements in this class.
This solid torque figure show up in the Tata Ace Zip XL's 22% gradeability. This makes it perfect for urban environments where goods have to be moved through narrow but steep routes.
The 10-litre fuel tank capacity coupled with the 33.8 kmpl ARAI fuel efficiency figures give the Zip XL a decent tank range. Allowing for longer continuous cargo runs without the need for refueling.
The Gross Vehicle Weight is 1310 kg, while the kerb weight is 710 kg. Ground Clearance is a useful 150 mm.
Vehicle Build & Load Capacity
The vehicle build is typically reliable, as one would expect from Tata. At the same time weight has been kept low, to maximize the payload.
The sturdy Ace Zip XL's payload is 600 kg in its ample carriage area. The area of which is 1927 mm long, 1480 mm wide and 300 mm high.
Handling & Suspension
The Tata Ace Zip XL handles well as it is equipped with a Macpherson Strut suspension at the front and a coil spring with semi-trailing arm and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The suspension gives enough damping to provide a plush ride. While still being stiff enough to handle the 600 kg payload easily without bottoming out. Essential for the broken urban roads where this vehicle will spend the majority of its life.
Making it even more apt for the cities is its 3.5 m turning radius. This allows the Zip XL to be maneuvered in incredibly tight spots.
The 12-inch wheels which have been employed on it complement the suspension by rolling over small obstacles and absorbing potholes.
Braking & Safety
Hydraulic drum brakes have been used for the front and rear on the Ace Zip XL. It would have been good if discs had been provided at least in the front to increase stopping power. The lack of it is mostly to keep the cost down in this highly price sensitive segment. It does get Twin Load Sensing Proportioning Valve brakes instead. This system senses the load on the rear wheels and regulates the braking input accordingly. Thanks to this the rear wheels do not lock up when being driven unloaded. The 1650 mm wheelbase gives the Zip XL added straight-line stability without compromising its handling. This helps especially when the vehicle is being driven at maximum load capacity.
The driver and passenger are kept safe thanks to seat belts, powerful headlights for night driving and a large windscreen for better visibility in tight traffic situations.
There is a high tensile beam at the front to protect the driver in case of a frontal collision.
Tata offers the Ace Zip XL with a 2 year or 72000 km warranty which is one of the best in this segment of goods carriers.
Design & Comfort
The XL gets the immediately recognizable Ace Zip series design. Even though it is a vehicle built for practicality, one cannot help but notice how 'cute' this vehicle looks from the front.
The driver gets the comfort of having an adjustable seat for spending long hours in the vehicle. There is also a factory fitted music system which can be added to the Zip XL.
The load body is bolted onto the XL, which makes servicing it substantially easier.
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