Tata SIGNA Trucks Take The Stage
Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer has recently 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.
Commenting on the launch of the new Tata SIGNA series of M&HCV’s, Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “For over six decades, we at Tata Motors have played a significant role in defining the Indian commercial vehicles landscape, recognizing customer needs, introducing game-changing product and categories, touching the lives of millions every day. Today’s unveil in the form of the new SIGNA range of medium & heavy duty commercial vehicles and the ULTRA 1518, is a showcase of that strength, presenting years of hard work, along with world-class engineering, commercial vehicle design and technologies, all aimed at increasing fleet efficiency, at the same time attracting the best drivers. With these commercial vehicle offerings, we hope to bring modern trucking mainstream, addressing emerging needs, for a safe, comfortable and connected commercial vehicle experience.
Reiterating Tata Motors commitment to the future of the commercial vehicle industry, Mr. Ravi Pisharody further added, “At the Auto Expo 2016, we also have on display our capabilities across the commercial vehicle spectrum, with technologies powering the future of goods and passenger movement. From the last mile Magic Iris Ziva, propelled by Hydrogen based Fuel-Cell technologies, the Tata Starbus Hybrid – the world’s first commercially produced CNG Hybrid Bus, to a new-generation last mile goods transport solution from the ACE family – The TATA ACE MEGA XL. With these new future ready products, we are all set to revolutionize the commercial vehicle industry here in India, and I am convinced that we’re setting new benchmarks for the entire industry.”
Ideal for customers who want to upgrade their commercial vehicles, the SIGNA range will continue to offer best business returns, with proven and reliable aggregates, a better in-cab experience, along with a more connected drive.
Following is a descriptor of products from the SIGNA range on display –
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 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)
The Tata SIGNA 2518.K 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.