Three new Tata trucks

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TATA Trucks SA launched three new medium trucks aimed a small and medium-size busi­ness, at the Fu­tur­road Expo in Jo­han­nes­burg.

Branded as Ul­tra trucks, three pay­load op­tions are avail­able — the Ul­tra 814 that weighs 4,5 tons, the Ul­tra 1014 that weighs 5,5 tons and the 7,5-ton Ul­tra 1418.

All three trucks are built at the com­pany’s plant in Ross­lyn, north of Pre­to­ria, and are pow­ered by a 3,0-litre, com­mon-rail diesel en­gine mak­ing 103 kW at 2 600 r/min and 390 Nm be­tween 1 400 r/min and 2 600 r/min. All mod­els come with a six-speed man­ual.

Tata vice-pres­i­dent Ru­drarup Maitra said the Ul­tra range is built to meet feed­back from cus­tomers in the South African mar­ket.

The man­ual trans­mis­sion Tata Ul­tra 814 is al­ready on sale, while Tata truck deal­ers are now tak­ing or­ders for the Ul­tra 1014 and the au­to­mated man­ual trans­mis­sion ver­sions of both mod­els, to be de­liv­ered early in the next year.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany, one of the most ver­sa­tile as­pects of the Ul­tra range is it’s avail­able in two deck lengths — 4,3 m and 5,2 m — to suit var­i­ous busi­ness needs. The new Ul­tra range will es­sen­tially sit just above the Prima range of trucks, which was launched in 2014.

PHOTO: TATA

The Ul­tra range of medium-weight Tata trucks are made in SA to suit the bud­get and needs of small busi­nesses.

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