On October 07 2013, we shared with you spyshots of Tata’s upcoming modern Ultra truck. Today we have another couple of pics of one truck from the Ultra series.
This is definitely a smaller truck than the one we spied earlier. The dual yellow and white colour combo appears to be specific to this mule and will not make it to the production versions. It carries jerry cans to imitate real-world load.
Tata’s Ultra is a new LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) and ICV (Intermediate Commercial Vehicle) truck platform which will see variants from 5 to 14 tonnes. Ultra truck range will be powered by new-gen 3L and 5L DICOR 16-valve diesel engines producing 138hp and 168hp of power respectively.
Tata’s Ultra trucks look a lot European and will be much more modern than their current offerings. And hence, we can expect a fair bit of premium over the regular ones on the roads today.
Tata’s Ultra trucks will come with features like higher life, lower NVH levels, dash-mounted cable shift gear, mechanically suspended seats with integrated headrests, power steering, clear-lens headlamps, water-in-fuel warnings among tons of other features and betterments.
It also gets radial tyres, disc brakes, parabolic leaf springs etc. Ultra range gets high strength Domex 650 steel rolled chassis frame and the platform has the flexibility to add multiple wheelbases.
Tata has been infusing a lot of capital in its commercial business to face the onslaught of bigger, local and international players in the form of Bharat Benz, Ashok-Leyland Nissan, Eicher etc. Currently, Tata enjoys a greater than 50 percent share in the commercial segment and it wants to retain the lead over others.
We are still unsure of the reason of delay of these Ultra trucks and expect that an official launch should happen pretty soon.