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Tata Motors introduces its new range of Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Press kit

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20 December, 2007

Tata Motors introduces its new range of Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles

  • The new M&HCV range includes multi-axle trucks, heavy-duty trucks, tractor- trailers and tippers and fully-built solutions like tip-trailers, load bodies, etc
  • New concepts such as 49 ton tractor trailer, 49 ton Novus tractor, 31 ton truck with lift-axle
  • These vehicles will cater to sectors like mining, construction, road works, logistics, petrochemicals, agricultural products and many more

Tata Motors today unveiled its new and exciting range of Medium and Heavy
Commercial vehicles 
in Pune.

This year, Tata Motors will redefine motoring solutions in the country with its all-new
range in Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles. These trucks and value-added applications clearly signal Tata Motors commitment to bringing customised solutions with the latest technologies. It will be the first time that these many new models are being launched in a single year.

Commenting on the launches, the Executive Director of Tata Motors Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Mr. P.M. Telangsaid, "It gives me immense pleasure to showcase our new range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles. With the introduction of this new range, Tata Motors reiterates its leadership position in providing the best commercial vehicle solutions for its customers and business partners. The new product range further enhances the company’s image as a value-added M&HCV manufacturer".

The Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles range on display includes:

The Tata LPS 4930 Novus – 6×4 BSII Tractor is a 49 ton 6X4 Novus tractor. The vehicle has a contemporary and a luxurious AC cabin, which is customised for optimum performance in Indian conditions. It is fitted with ATOS 80 frame to withstand toughest operating condition. It has 11 R 20 radial tyres along with ABS technology to provide maximum safety. The maximum power capacity of the vehicle is 295.8HP @ 2200 rpm and torque of 1127 Nm@1400 rpm and 25% gradeability. It is also factory fitted with GPS/ Data logger solution. It has been fitted with a maximum gear speed of 82 kmph. Ideal vehicle for container, steel, cement and petroleum.

TheTata LPS 4923 TC 6×4 BS II Tractor is a 49ton GCW Tractor-Trailer. The vehicle has been fitted with a proven world class Cummins engine with matching Eaton gearbox. It offers 25% gradeability for use in tough terrains. The vehicle has inverted bogie suspension, which has long life and good axle alignment retention property, used for the first time by Tata Motors in this class of vehicle. It is a durable and world-class vehicle, with easy maintenance, less down time and offers enhanced safety and comfort features. The engine delivers a superior power of 230HP. Its torque is 814 Nm resulting in less fatigue and more mileage. The vehicle has been fitted with an Anti Lock Brake System (ABS). The Tata LPS 4923 offers some more additional product features such as inter-axle differential lock, serrated coupling, small silencer size, propeller shaft, water-cooled compressor, air-assisted clutch booster. It has 3 variants – cowl, cabin chassis and fully built with 3-axle trailer. Ideal vehicle for steel coil, cement, containers and ODC (over dimensional cargo).

The Tata LPT 3118 TC 8×2 BS II Truck is India’s first 8 X 2 Multi Axle truck with ‘Lift Axle’. It is fitted with Automatic Load Sensing Value for optimum Lift Axle function. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is 31,000 kgs, thus offering more payload, minimum operating cost and in turn more earnings for the customer. It delivers a maximum power of 177HP@ 2500 rpm and torque of 650 Nm@1500 rpm and gradeability of 21%. It has a max gear speed of 79.1kmph, an overall length of 9290 mm (for cab) and a ground clearance of 248 mm. It has 3 variants – cowl, cab chassis and cab load body. Ideal vehicle for cement, containers, tankers, petrochemicals, fertilizers, food grain, timber and general cargo.

The Tata LPT 2516 Super Turbo Multi Axle Truck provides the best fuel efficiency in its class coupled with superior power pick-up and speed. It is powered by 160 PS, 697 turbocharged intercooled diesel engine. This is the first time that radial tyres have been offered as a standard fitment. The new engine comes with a Waste Gate Turbo Charger, Special Cylinder Head and Combustion Chamber, Pistons and High Pressure Injectors. The vehicle has booster assisted clutch, making clutch operation as smooth as a car. The vehicle provides the owner superior fuel efficiency, faster turnaround time, improved tyre life and better drivability. Ideal vehicle for the use of cement, tankers, fertilisers, foodgrains and general cargo.

The Tata LPK 2518 TC 6×4 BS II Tipper has high power and torque with a higher gradeability of 24%. It has contemporary ribless body design with a meritor MT 28 1495 heavy duty axle, G750 6- speed gearbox. The Cummins engine delivers a maximum power 176HP@2250rpm. The torque is 654 Nm@1500 rpm and has a FC tipping to provide more stability during tipping at uneven surfaces. Its wheelbase is 3880 mm and has a maximum gear speed of 70 kmph. It overall length is 6830 mm (for 38 W.B for chassis with N.S cab). It has an option of 20 cubic metres body on 48WV. Ideal vehicle for light mining, construction and road work.

The Tata LPK 1618 BS II Tipper is India’s first 4 X 2 front end tipper with 176HP Cummins engine, which delivers a maximum power of 176.9HP @ 2500 rpm and a high torque of 650 Nm @1500 rpm. Further it comes with a clutch booster for driving comfort. The Tipper has the highest gradebality in its class of vehicle range of 35%, and offers contemporary ribless body design. This offers the best driving comfort to the customers. The LPK 1618 TC is available in three variants – 10 cum box, 8 cum box and 7 cum scoop load bodies. It has a 3600mm wheelbase and is also available in 3200mm wheelbase. Ideal vehicle for mining (iron ore, O&B removal), tough construction sites like dam, irrigation, etc.


Applications such Trailer Transit Mixers, Tip Trailers, Side Walled-Trailers, Garbage
Compactors, Reefer Trucks, Dumper Placers, Hi- Decks and Half Decks have been introduced on these and other M&HCV’s, making the range robust.

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with revenues of Rs. 32,426 crores in 2006-07. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, it is the leader in commercial vehicles and the second largest in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest medium and heavy truck manufacturer and the second largest heavy bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America. Tata Motors and Fiat Auto have formed an industrial joint venture in India to manufacture passenger cars, engines and transmissions for the Indian and overseas markets; Tata Motors also has an agreement with Fiat Auto to build a pick-up vehicle at Córdoba, Argentina. The company already distributes Fiat-branded cars in India. Tata Motors’ international footprint include Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. in South Korea; Hispano Carrocera, a bus and coach manufacturer of Spain in which the company has a 21% stake; a joint venture with Marcopolo, the Brazil-based body-builder of buses and coaches; and a joint venture with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company of Thailand to manufacture and market pickup vehicles in Thailand. Tata Motors has research centres in India, the UK, and in its subsidiary and associate companies in South Korea and Spain.

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