Tata Motors forays into compact ambulance segment with Magic Express

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Mar 2021


Tata Motors has launched the Magic Express, a patient transport ambulance designed specifically in the economy segment.

According to the company, the Magic Express ambulance is designed to support medical and health-related services, which assumes significance especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tata Motors says the compact dimensions of the vehicle enable easy manoeuvrability on Indian roads, resulting in speedy movement of patients requiring emergency care. It is ergonomically designed to provide sufficient space, safety and comfort for the patient and the attendants, while being fully compliant to AIS 125 norms.

The Magic Express ambulance comes with essential equipment including an auto-loading stretcher, medical cabinet, provision for an oxygen cylinder, doctor’s seat and fire extinguisher along with internal lighting, flame resistant interiors and an announcement system. The ambulance is equipped with AIS 125 certified retro reflective decals and a beacon light with a siren.

The driver and patient compartments are separated by a partition wall, which increases safety, especially while transporting Covid-19 patients. It is powered by 800cc TCIC engine, which develops 44hp of power and 110Nm of torque.

Vinay Pathak, VP –  Product Line, SCV & PU, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors has been working closely with the medical fraternity to understand the requirements, and we have tailor-made a vehicle that perfectly ticks all the boxes when it comes to patient transportation. With the introduction of the new segment, Tata Motors now offers a wide range of solutions in the ambulance segment, with affordable, reliable and regulation-compliant ambulances.”

Tata Motors says it is the sole vehicle manufacturer in the country to offer a wide range of healthcare solutions; the Magic Express Ambulance, the Tata Winger Ambulance; serving the healthcare segment for various customised medical needs: basic life support, advanced life support, and the multi-stretcher 410/29 Ambulance.