TATRA TRUCKS AT IDEX 2015
Tatra Trucks will present itself for the first time at one of the most important defence exhibitions in the world, IDEX in Abu Dhabi. The firm is the new owner of Tatra automotive company, based in Koprivnice. The relation with the Middle East countries is very important for this famous Czech automotive company, and IDEX is a traditional place where the news about company products are presented to customers. Tatra Trucks will bring two exhibits to IDEX that will start to serve as demo vehicles in Saudi Arabia, as well as other vehicles that will be introduced to countries within the Middle East region.
Tatra Phoenix was introduced in 2011 as a result of cooperation with DAF Trucks NV. This product line will be presented at IDEX for the very first time. The producer has decided to show this new model as an all-wheel-drive 6x6 tractor for different purposes. The base of the truck is Tatra unique chassis with independent swinging half axles suspended by air. The comfortable cabin is supplied by DAF. It is available in a ‘day cab’ version, as well as a ‘sleeper cab’ version. Four power versions of the water-cooled 12.9l engine PACCAR MX are available. These are 265 kW, 300k W, 340 kW, and 375 kW. They can be completed with ZF 16-speed manual or automated gearbox. A full automatic gearbox is also available on demand. Tatra Phoenix is further equipped with Tatra transfer case that brings the power to the driveline inside of Tatra backbone tube.
The second exhibit is the model Tatra 815-7, which is also available in the drive version 6x6 with a platform as a cargo/ troop carrier. This vehicle is built on Tatra unique chassis, all axles suspended by air. The solution allows the vehicle to travel at a high speed, even in a rough terrain. The model is equipped with a Cummins ISLe 375 engine, which has a 276 kW output, and a Tatra 10-speed automated gearbox. Wheels on the vehicle are equipped with a central tire inflation system that allows the tyres to be filled in/by the driver from cabin. The cabin is produced in Tatra, and due to its design can be very easily armoured.