Thailand Live – Tata Xenon 150NX-Plore 4WD & Xenon CNG
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Tata Xenon 150NX-Plore 4WD and Tata Xenon Heavy Duty CNG pickup trucks are in attendance at the ongoing Thailand International Motor Expo 2014. The Xenon caters to the lower spectrum of Thailand’s expansive commercial vehicle market.
Tata Xenon 150NX-Plore 4WD
The pickup boasts of several visual enhancements to have an upmarket appeal. The front fascia gains a muscular bumper with LED daytime running light strips on the foglight housing. In profile, the 150NX-Plore features alloy wheels, black roof rails, body decals and a body colored roll hoop.
The rear gets a new bumper with a black foot board. The interior comes with a multimedia infotainment system and silver accents on the dashboard and steering wheel. The double cab pickup comes with standard ABS.
Mechanically, the special edition pickup truck employs the 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine which is mated to a new G-76 Mark II 5-speed manual transmission employing a newly designed clutch, and drives all the four wheels. The power and torque figures stand at 150 PS (147.8 bhp) at 4,000 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1,500-3,000 rpm.
Tata Motors has not announced the vehicle’s price.
Tata Xenon Heavy Duty CNG
While the 150NX-Plore is more of a lifestyle pickup, the Xenon Heavy Duty CNG, a currently available variant, is a hardcore workhorse. The LCV is powered by a 2,092 cc four-cylinder engine which generates 101 bhp at 5,000 rpm and 161 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm while running on CNG. The motor comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The bare-bones model makes do with a 2-speaker audio system. The vehicle has three CNG tanks with net storage capacity of 95+95+40 kg. It is priced at 574,000 Baht (INR 10.88 lakhs)