Key Specs of Tata Ultra 912
Aug 21, 2019: Considered to be one of the most advanced offerings in the segment, Tata Ultra 912 offers great value for money with prices starting from Rs 10.53 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The truck rivals the likes of Bharat Benz MD 914 R and Eicher Pro 1095. In terms of pricing, Ultra 912 sits between Eicher Pro 1095 and Bharat Benz MD 914 R (most expensive offering in the segment).
Tata Ultra 912 is powered by the company’s 497 TCIC 3783cc BS4 complaint 4-cylinder diesel engine which produces 165.2 BHP of power at 2400 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1300 and 1500 rpm. The engine comes mated to the company's 6-speed manual transmission which features a 330 mm diameter, single plate dry friction type booster assisted clutch.
Safety features like parking brakes, power steering, tubeless tires, and seatbelts are offered as standard in Tata Ultra 912, however, the truck does not come with an anti-lock braking system.
Tata Ultra 912 Price List
|Tata Ultra 912 4530/HSD|
|Tata Ultra 912 3920/HSD|
|Tata Ultra 912 4530/CLB|
|Tata Ultra 912 3310/HSD|
|Tata Ultra 912 3310/CLB|
|Tata Ultra 912 4530/CAB|
|Tata Ultra 912 3920/CAB|
|Tata Ultra 912 3920/CLB|
|Tata Ultra 912 3310/CAB|
Tata Ultra 912 Comparision with Similar Truck
Tata Ultra 912 - Expert Review
Marketed with the tag line of “Truck of the Future”, Tata Ultra 912 is one of the best options available in the market if you're looking for an ILCV vehicle. Available in 3 different wheelbase and 3 types of load body length options, it promises to deliver sheer power and cutting edge performance. Tata Motors has built this truck to grow your business globally with high load margins and a plethora of features to provide comfortable driving.
Some of its notable features include a next generation gearbox with high-efficiency, bigger and long-lasting clutch, eye-catching exteriors with futuristic looks and comfortable interiors. The chassis of this truck is regarded as the strongest in the class build with Domex 650 high strength steel and the bolted design increases the modularity as well.
The battery available in it has a magic eye, which can tell the driver about the times it needs to be charged or replaced. Well, this is something new in trucks! The vehicle has ability to produce power of 125 PS at 2400 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1300-1500 rpm. It is mated with a GB500 7-speed (6F + 1R) gearbox along with tyres of size 235/75 R 17.5 inch.
Coming to the braking and suspension system, the truck uses disc brakes at front and drum brakes at back with dual air over hydraulic system. There are also two different suspension systems, namely parabolic leaf and semi-elliptic leaf in front and rear, respectively. Available in 4 colors, namely White, Blue, Yellow and Sardinia Red, the truck is surely a good buy for the heavy load industries for carrying machine parts.
Considering the truck as whole, it surely is a complete package offering every possible feature you're looking for in exteriors or interiors with engine delivering powerful performance. It also has low maintenance and running cost with Tata's 3 lakh km or 3 year (whatever comes first) warrant deal.
Engine and Performance
The Tata Ultra 912 truck is powered by the TATA 497 TCIC engine, which is good to produce 125 PS power at 2400 rpm and healthy torque of 400 Nm at 1300-1500 rpm. It comes with a single Plate Dry Friction type Booster Assisted 330 mm clutch and GB550 7-speed gear box with a good gradeability of 33%. These specifications are definitely worth investing money if you're looking to buy a truck.
Load Carrying Capacity and Applications
Tata Ultra 912 Truck has 3 variants in terms of load carrying capacity with different load carrying lengths of 14, 17 and 20 feet. The load carrying width for all these 3 height options is same, which is 7.4 feet and height for all the three of them is 6.7 feet. These specifications are applicable to all 3 body types, namely CAB, CLB and HD. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) for this truck is about 9600 kg.
Braking, Suspension and Handling
Tata Motors has brought up some first time things for the Indian market with this Ultra 912 Truck and one among them is the front disc and rear drum brakes. The efficiency of brakes has also improved with better heat dissipation at high loads and speeds. The driver also has to apply reduced effort for braking with Dual air over hydraulics at low weight.
The company has left no stone unturned for this truck and its best in class suspension system does support the fact. It comes with parabolic leaf springs at the front and semi-elliptical leaf springs at rear for comfortable drive at bumpy Indian roads. There are also tuned shock absorbers available, which can be adjusted according to the GVW of the vehicle.
Coming to the steering, it comes with power steering as standard with dropping characteristics and better stability at high-speed. Its tilt, collapsible and telescopic function with low steering effort makes the steering suitable for every driver.
Exteriors and Interiors
Tata Ultra 912 has many eye-catching exterior features which impress the buyers a lot. Some of the design related features that the vehicle sports include new generation clear lens headlamps, integrated LED tail lamps (also a first timer), convenient footsteps for both driver and co-driver along with the curves and arches in synchronization with its stylish body design.
It has an elegantly designed cabin, which can be tilted to 45 degrees. It also comes with dashboard mounted gear level and provision for AC is there. Extra storage space with utility pockets on the head box further makes it a perfect modern age truck. Its latest instrument cluster comes with gen-next multi-display, trip meter, fuel, water, air pressure, rpm, speed, seat belt and other feature indicators. The company has also offered the single key operation for easier access and comfort.
Safety and Comfort
Indian roads are not very safe for driving. Considering the fact Tata Motors has equipped this truck with many safety features to keep you out of any possible risk. It has strongest chassis in the class with a bolted design that offers extra safety to overall body, rolled frame made up of Domex 650 high strength steel with high tensile strength, full steel cabin, fail-safe circuit and better quality tyres. The vehicle has also conveniently passed the pendulum test which is a great feat in itself for claiming vehicle safety.
The truck falls nowhere short in providing the comfort. The cabin comes with 3 wider and comfortable seats with height adjustment feature for driver seat, integrated armrests and headrests in the centre, seats designed to contribute to less driver fatigue and to increase overall driving comfort. The suspensions also have the rubber brush cutting down the hassle of greasing them every now and then and a magic eye to show the battery and its electrolyte level.
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