Tata Motors prepares petrol-powered 1-tonne Ace for exports - Report

26/03/2015 - 18:14 | ,   | Karthik H

Will borrow the Nano's 624 cc engine with suitable modifications.

Tata Motors will soon ready a new variant of the Tata Super Ace, and this variant will carry a modified version of the Tata Nano's 624cc petrol engine. It however will be only for the export market reports Autocar Professional.

Tata Super Ace Mint
The 1-tonne petrol powered Super Ace would be sold in Africa, Asia and Middle East (Pictured: Tata Super Ace Mint diesel).

In April 2014, Tata had launched a petrol-powered Ace at the Manila International Motor Show. The report states that this engine would also be used for a 1-tonne payload variant of the Ace.

The engine is a 2-cylinder 624 cc MPFI unit making 38 hp and producing peak torque of 51 Nm. While the power unit is straight from the Nano, Tata Motors has changed the flywheel, exhaust manifold, cylinder head, oil sump, ECU & gearbox to achieve the levels of performance demanded by commercial vehicle owners.

Tata Ace Philippines brochure
The 624 cc engine's flywheel, manifold, sump, head and ECU have been modified for commercial performance on the Ace, where it was first used outside the Nano.

Primary exports are said to be to countries in the Middle East, certain parts of Asia and Africa. For the 11 months this fiscal, Tata Motors' exports stands at 18 percent of the 160,000 light commercial vehicles it has sold in India.

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This number is likely to go up with the new model as CVs in these targeted markets are still dominated by petrol engines.

[Source - Autocarpro.in]

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