Tata Motors to revamp its LCV range – Report


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A new, larger than Ace, 1.5-2 tonne truck is also planned.

Tata Motors has been facing tough times lately. And with the Zest off to a good start and Bolt headed for a launch next year, the commercial market is where the Indian automotive company is focusing next. The LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) market will witness a slew of new products including a new 1.5-2 tonne truck, new versions of the Ace and Super Ace, and a completely new Xenon, says a report.

Tata Xenon Heavy Duty CNG LCV at 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo
The next Xenon is to be based on a completely new platform. Picture of the current version used for representational purposes only.

According to ET Auto, Tata Motors has lost about 20 per cent of its share from the commercial vehicle sales in the last few years. And in order to turn things around, the manufacturer is readying a few new products.

The upcoming launches will comprise of the new Xenon expected to be based on a completely new platform, refreshed versions of Ace and Super Ace 1-tonner trucks, and a new pick up with an increased capacity estimated to be in the 1.5-2 tonne range.

This is not the first time Tata Motors has been in the news for revamping its lineup. An earlier report says the introduction of automated manual transmission (AMT) in the Xenon XT, the Ultra, and the Prima is likely in the next fiscal.

Tata Super Ace Mint front
The Ace and Super Ace trucks too will undergo an update. Picture of the current Super Ace used for representational purposes only.

Also read: Tata Motors working to increase Zest’s production to minimise waiting period

Join the dots and you’ll be able to see an updated product portfolio: new ones are coming while the old and ageing products will soon be gone. With Maruti having announced its first LCV for a launch next year, and Mahindra testing out the new P601 which launches next year as well, Tata certainly has competition to watch out for.

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[Source: ET Auto]

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