Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer today launched its new Signa range of Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, at the SIAM Auto Expo 2016. Offered in various configurations, the Signa range of commercial vehicles is engineered & built to offer Medium & Heavy commercial vehicle buyers, a newly designed cabin, with proven Tata Motors aggregates, for a world-class trucking experience. On display at the Auto Expo 2016, Tata Motors showcased three variants from the SIGNA range – the SIGNA 4923.S tractor, the SIGNA 3118.T multi-axle truck and the Signa 2518.K tipper.
With its smartly designed cabin space, improved ergonomics and NVH levels, the Signa range of cabins are built to offer a superior in-cab experience, enabling drivers to operate fatigue free over long hauls, which in turn offers significant improvement in productivity. With an inbuilt telematics system, by Tata Fleetman, the new Signa range empowers fleet operator with a more connected experience, to better manage their transport business through optimum driver, vehicle and fuel management.
Tata Motors also unveiled the Ultra 1518, an all-new production ready variant from Tata Motors Ultra range of Intermediate & Light commercial vehicles. With a fully-built extended Sleeper cabin, the Ultra 1518 is designed to enhance operational efficiencies for a commercial vehicle operator, with faster turnaround. Equipped with three seats and a sleeper bed, the Tata Ultra 1518 will ensure fatigue free commercial vehicle operations, thereby multiplying productivity, with the vehicle constantly on the move, ensuring quicker returns on investment.
The Tata Signa 4923.S, is a tractor offering from Tata Motors new Signa range of commercial vehicles. With a Gross Combination Weight (GCW) of 49000 Kgs, when coupled with suitable trailers, the Tata Signa 4923.S proven and reliable Cummins ISBe 5.9 Common Rail engine, delivers power of 230 PS and a torque of 850Nm, with best-in-class Fuel Efficiency and is based on proven powertrain and aggregates, like the G1150 Gearbox and RA109SRT rear axle. Empowering customers with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership, the Tata Signa 4923.S is also offered with multiple fully-built load body options, making the vehicle a preferred choice for transporters for various applications.
The Tata Signa 3118.T on the other hand, is an MAV truck from Tata Motors new Signa range of commercial vehicles, with both steerable and Lift Axle options. With a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 31 ton, the Signa 3118.T is powered by a world-class Tata Cummins B5.9 L- 6 cylinder engine, with an optimum combination of 180 PS and flat torque of 675 Nm at lowest rpm range, delivering best-in-class fuel efficiency and highest engine life. Coupled with a strong and sturdy chassis and vehicle aggregates, the Signa 3118.T is most suitable for all applications, also providing customers with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
And then, we have the Tata SIGNA 2518.K, which is a Construction and Mining offering from Tata Motors new SIGNA range of commercial vehicles. With a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 25 ton, the Tata SIGNA 2518.K is powered by a world-class Tata Cummins B5.9 L- 6 cylinder engine, with an optimum combination of 180 PS and flat torque of 675 Nm at lowest RPM range, delivering best-in-class fuel efficiency and highest engine life. With a reliable and proven power train, the new Tata SIGNA 2518.K offers its customers better productivity and lowest cost of operations, for a construction vehicle. Multiple options of aggregates combinations and load bodies making the Tata SIGNA 2518.K a versatile workhorse for various applications.
After the world-class range of Prima trucks, Tata Motors introduced another global standard of trucks in the Intermediate & Light commercial vehicle segment – the Tata ULTRA range. Designed to be stylish and futuristic, with smart utility features, the Tata ULTRA was engineered keeping in mind, changing customer needs and technology and based on an extensive feedback from customers and drivers, to better understand their expectations of an ILCV truck. Launched in 2014, the ULTRA range was introduced to fast track a consumer’s business growth and deliver a reliable, safe and comfortable trucking experience.
Being showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, the Tata ULTRA 1518 is based on a combination of world-class performance parameters, with enhanced levels of durability and reliability of the ULTRA platform, enabling Tata Motors to set new benchmarks in the Intermediate commercial vehicles space. A combination of driver comfort, high load carrying-capacity and safety, along with best life-cycle cost, makes this new offering from Tata Motors, versatile for various applications.
With a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 15.7 ton and a payload of 9.7 tons, the ULTRA 1518 boasts a new 5 liter, 4 cylinder engine, with a power range of 180- 210 PS and a torque range of 590-805 NM, offering best-in-class fuel efficiency.
The ULTRA 1518 is comfortable. Furnished with a spacious cabin, equipped with a gear knob in the dash board and a fully trimmed power steering, seating three, along with a bed, ensures a safe and comfortable working design for the driver. Additionally the Tata ULTRA’s 1518 adjustable and collapsible steering column and braking system, that’s full air type with ABS, adds to the safety of the vehicle. The vehicles parabolic suspension system further adds to the comfort and sturdiness.
Designed to be fitted with HVAC and telematics, will further make the Tata ULTRA 1518 – Sleeper, a fundamentally more reliable asset, offering efficient solutions for optimum business profitability.