Bad times do help as they provide you an opportunity to look back and analyze things which are going wrong. This is specifically the case with Tata Motors. Their products are falling from sales charts with each passing day and the competition is taking its toll.
Tata is also upto it and has plans to revamp their complete product portfolio along with the introduction of newer products. They are shifting from its old generation engines to more environmentally friendly ones. According to a report on Autocar India, Tata has developed a new 3.0L diesel mill based on common rail fuel injection (CRDI) technology.
The new inline four cylinder 3.0L engine has been developed keeping in mind the newer and stricter emission norms which are coming up in India as well as other international markets where Tata sells its products in. It is also reportedly lighter than the present crop of engines along with being more fuel efficient.
The new engine has been designed in such a way that newer technology can be added later on as per the requirements. The air intake manifolds have been designed in a way that they can house Engine Gas Recirculation (EGR) mounts. EGR is a nitrogen oxide emission reduction method in which a portion of engine’s exhaust gas is recirculated back to the engine cylinders. This exhaust gas replaces some of the excess oxygen in the pre-combustion mixture. Although a controversial technology as its counter effects may outweigh its usefulness.
The new engine is still not ready for commercial use yet as it is still in pre-production stage. Tata already has a 3.0L DiCOR engine in BSIII and BSIV versions which it uses on its 407 range of Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), Xenon crew cab and dual cab, Sumo Gold and other vehicles. The new engine will be plonked onto this same set of vehicles and probably some new upcoming ones.
The engine has been developed indigenously at Tata Motors’ Pune-based Engineering Research Centre (ERC).