Tata Motors, one of India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers has launched the CNG variant of its popular commercial vehicle — the Tata 407 at Rs 12.07 lakh (ex-showroom Pune).
The OEM says tapping into the benefits of CNG the commercial vehicle offers profits of up to 35 percent over the diesel variant. The all-new Tata 407 CNG has been designed is said to offer the same kind of best-in-class performance and reliability and adding even more value to the proposition with lower TCO. The truck is available with a 10-feet load deck, offering a high load-carrying capacity and will further strengthen its extensive CNG portfolio, ranging from 5-tonne to 16-tonne gross vehicle weight (GVW), in the I&LCV segment.
The Tata 407 CNG is powered by a 3.8-litre CNG engine leveraging the fuel-efficient SGI engine technology, delivers maximum power of 85PS, generating best-in-class torque of 285Nm at low rpm. The 4,995kg-GVW vehicle is equipped with a fuel tank capacity of 180-litres to ensure faster turnaround time and higher productivity. The SFC (semi-forward control) cabin of the 407 is built with high-grade steel, making it safe and confidence-inspiring for drivers and owners alike. The company says the 407 rides on front parabolic suspension, offers significantly reduced clutch and gear shift effort and low NVH levels, to offer the best comfort on all types of terrains. In terms of creature comforts the vehicle is equipped with a USB mobile charging port and Blaupunkt music system. The 407 range now comes loaded with the Fleet Edge – Tata Motors’ connected vehicle platform for optimal fleet management, to further increase the uptime and reduce the total cost of ownership, with a free subscription of 2 years.
Rudrarup Maitra, VP – Product Line, I&LCV, Tata Motors said, “We are thrilled to launch the all-new CNG variant of the legendary Tata 407. With a legacy of more than 35 years, the vehicle has consistently remained a customer-favourite, selling over 1.2 million units to date – the highest ever in this segment. With a steep increase in diesel prices, CNG vehicles have the potential to increase the profit potential significantly, and we are confident that the 407 CNG, in addition to the widest CNG range offered by Tata Motors, will bring a lot of value to our customers.”
Tata Motors says the 407 CNG will come with a warranty of 3 years / 300,000 kilometres and will also offer ’Sampoorna Seva 2.0’, a comprehensive service package and a complete solution for the upkeep and maintenance of Tata Motors commercial vehicles.