IAB Report – Tata Super Ace based ‘Angkot’ passenger van, Tipper shown at IIMS


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Modularity of the Super platform displayed.

PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia is showcasing various derivations on the Tata Super Ace at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS 2014).

Tata Super Ace ‘Angkot’ Passenger Van

Tata Super Ace Angkot at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show front quarter

The Tata Angkot was first shown at last year’s IIMS. This year, the model seems production ready. It should be noted that Tata themselves do not make the Angkot, rather it is outsourced to vehicle body builders.

Tata Super Ace Angkot at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show rear quarter

The intercity van has a single side entry point for rear passengers, and comes with side-facing bench seats at the back. While the design of the Angkot is relatively straight forward, the taillights bear high similarity to that of the Innova’s (or are they the Innova’s?).

Tata Super Ace Ambulance

Tata Super Ace Ambulance at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show profile

A Super Ace based ambulance was to be seen at this year’s IIMS. Apart from the ambulance livery and lights, the van gets long taillight units, a side entry and a rear hatch.

Tata Super Ace Tipper

Tata Super Ace Tipper at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show side

The Super Ace platform is flexible enough to have a small tipper mounted, as seen in these images. There are no mechanical changes carried out to the powertrain, and it continues to use the 1.4-liter four-cylinder diesel motor good for 70 PS (69.01 bhp) and 135 Nm of torque. If launched in India, it would compete with the upcoming Ashok Leyland Dost Tipper.

Tata Motors also displayed a water can carrier and a goods transporter application on the Super Ace, on the same chassis.

Tata Super Ace water can carrier

Tata Super Ace goods carrier

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