Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has launched the natural gas variant of its most iconic commercial vehicle— the Tata 407. Tapping into the benefits of natural gas, the vehicle offers profits of up to 35% over the diesel version. It has been designed to live up to its reputation as the ‘non-stop profit machine’, continuing to offer best-in-class performance and reliability, and adding even more value to the proposition with lower TCO.
The all-new 407 CNG is available with a 10-feet load deck, offering a high load-carrying capacity, and will further strengthen Tata Motors’ extensive NGV portfolio, ranging from 5-ton to 16-ton gross vehicle weight (GVW), in the I&LCV segment.
The Tata 407 is powered by a 3.8-liter CNG engine leveraging the fuel-efficient SGI engine technology and delivers maximum power of 85PS while also generating best-in-class torque of 285Nm at low rpm. The 4,995kg-GVW vehicle is equipped with a fuel tank capacity of 180 liters to ensure faster turnaround time and higher productivity. The iconic SFC (semi-forward control) cabin of the 407 is built with high-grade steel, making it safe and confidence-inspiring for drivers and owners alike.
For the convenience and in cabin entertainment of the driver, the vehicle is equipped with a USB mobile charging port and Blaupunkt music system. The 407 range now comes loaded with the Fleet Edge – Tata Motors’ next-gen connected vehicle platform for optimal fleet management, to further increase the uptime and reduce the total cost of ownership, with a free subscription of 2 years. It offers a best-in-industry warranty of 3 years.
“Arguably the most legendary commercial vehicle in India, with a 35+ year legacy, this vehicle has consistently remained a customer-favorite, selling over 1.2 million units to date – the highest ever in this segment. The main reason for its rich legacy is its fundamental nature as a customer-centric vehicle – engineered to deliver unmatched performance at minimal operation costs. With a steep increase in diesel prices, CNG vehicles have the potential to increase the profit potential significantly, and we are confident that the 407 CNG, in addition to the widest CNG range offered by Tata Motors, will bring a lot of value to our customers,” said Rudrarup Maitra, Vice President, Product Line, I&LCV, Tata Motors.
Source: Tata Motors