Tata Xenon Pickup – New images and technical specification
Posted on: Jul 13, 2012 - 11:11pm IST
We’re received more spyshots of the Tata Xenon Pickup, the utilitarian pickup truck built on the Xenon platform to stop the Mahindra Genio in its tracks. In the first update, we presented you with the images and expected pricing.
In this follow-up post we have technical specification to add to that.
The Xenon Pickup (a flatbed pickup with drop sides) will be powered by the Sumo Gold’s 2,956cc CRDI engine that produces 70hp @ 3,000 RPM and 223Nm @ 1,600-2,200 RPM. Its interior is built using the inventory of the Sumo Grande and the Xenon.
The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and car is shod with 215/75 R16 tubeless tyres.
The vehicle sports semi-elliptical leaf springs with anti- roll bars on both axles. It has a top speed of 120kph and Tata Motors offers a warranty of 3 years/3 lakh km (whichever is earlier).
The Xenon Pickup will be positioned at a slight premium over the Tata 207 for customers who have small businesses but are looking for a vehicle that reflects the position or success of their operations.
Tata is said to be working on not less than 50 launches for its CV operations and the Xenon Pickup could set off the fireworks. We’re waiting to hear from Tata on the vehicle’s variants and price.