Tata Motors is scripting a new era in its commercial vehicles segment and is going all out by introducing a new range of 14 products comprising both trucks and tippers that run on diesel and CNG. This includes India's first CNG-powered Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle (M&HCV) truck.
Targeted at the infrastructure and logistics sectors, the new range of trucks are equipped with top-end safety features such as Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) – Collision Mitigation System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Driver Monitoring System that will give the automakers significant product and cost advantage. It’s Prima, Signa, and Ultra lines have a significant edge over the competition with advanced technology and a host of safety features.
As an industry leader, Tata Motors is creating new paradigms of functionality, productivity, connectivity, safety, and performance by continually introducing future-ready products, services, and solutions. While the new range firm has upped the game on security, it is also offering cleaner mobility solutions with a wider offering of alternate fuel powertrains.
Tata Motors is also working on gaseous fuels an/d LNG and also focusing on extending their offering through trucks running operating on fuel cells and hydrogen.
Moreover, its new product range is equipped with Fleet Edge, the next-gen digital solution for optimal fleet management.
The M&HCV and ILCV range provides range of benefits for fleet owners. This includes on-site support, uptime assurance, breakdown assistance, insurance, accidental repair, Extended Warranty, and other add-on services for vehicle maintenance and lifecycle management. Fleet edge is the cherry on the cake for India's largest automaker's new product journey.
These M&HCV and I&LCV trucks cater to a wide range of goods movement and applications across diverse sectors – agriculture, cement, iron & steel, container, vehicle carrier, petroleum, chemical, water tankers, LPG, FMCG, white goods, perishables, construction, mining & municipal applications.
- The ILCV segment features the LPT 709g XD which has 5 square feet of added deck area and fuel efficiency higher than 10 percent.
- The SK 710 tipper has a 4 m³ body on a trusted SFC platform whereas the Ultra T.12g has a reliable 3.8-liter SGI turbocharged engine.
- The Ultra K.14 is designed in a way to offer best-in-class comfort, an air-conditioned cabin with the highest gradability of 37 percent.
Some other variants such as the LPT 1512g variant offers up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency and the highest CNG capacity has been introduced.
The Ultra T.16 offers the unique advantage of an ultra-cabin with a proven 3.3-litre engine. The LPK 610 variant has a high ground clearance and H2LS brakes for effective braking for shortstop distances.
The broad features of the CNG range include a driving range of up to 1,000km. What makes all these products unique is that they have quick turnaround time as they have dual nozzles for fast filling of CNG which is powered by a highly fuel-efficient gas engine that delivers the lowest cost of ownership.
With the SIGNA family, all fleet operators stand to benefit with the introduction of the 7” advanced HMI touch screen which is integrated with advanced connectivity features, an all-new instrument cluster, an easy-to-access switch panel, and a three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity
Tata Motors is looking to revolutionise the overall ecosystem within the heavy commercial vehicles space. The change will come from safety and connected vehicles. We believe our customers will see the larger benefits of these changes in terms of cost savings and impact on the driver community, who are the lifeline of the fleet operators. The connectivity features will give an equivalent advantage on TCO [total cost of ownership] to the customer. With the TCO advantage, owners and drivers alike can expect faster turnaround time that will lead to better overall utilisation.