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2009 TATA XENON 3.0

He also wants to brag with his tow­ing com­bi­na­tion, says Japie Coet­zee from Rood­e­poort. We tow a 2004 Sprite Swing with our 2009 model Tata Xenon 3.0 bakkie, and I can hon­estly say it’s an ex­cel­lent com­bi­na­tion. I don’t ex­pe­ri­ence any prob­lems with the Tata and the Swing fol­lows obe­di­ently. I tow com­fort­ably at 120 km/h, be­cause the bakkie’s max­i­mum power comes out at 2 000 rpm. The fuel con­sump­tion ranges from 8–9 ℓ/100 km with­out the car­a­van and 10–11 ℓ/100 km with it on the bar. How­ever, I don’t al­ways tow at 120 km/h and pre­fer to keep things closer to 100 km/h. But I have caught my­self do­ing 140 km/h. The bakkie makes tow­ing a plea­sure and I think it can be chalked up to the rear wheels sit­ting fur­ther back than on other bakkies. I don’t use a sta­biliser, be­cause the car­a­van doesn’t re­ally swerve, even when I over­take a truck.

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