TATA MOTORS: Serving an ‘ACE’ for SUCCESS
Tata Motors, India’s largest integrated automobile manufacturer, announced the commercial launch of the country’s first versatile and indigenously developed, diesel powered mini-truck —The Tata Ace — at a glittering function in Bangalore.
Tata Ace is priced in the range of Rs 2.25 lakh for BS II and Rs 2.35 lakh for BS III (ex-showroom Kochi and Bangalore respectively). Tata Ace is powered by a small and efficient 16bhp 700 cc IDI diesel engine. Suitable for both rural and urban use, Tata Ace sets the trend as the country’s first high performance, low maintenance, safe and reliable mini-truck with sporty car-like features to ensure comfort in ride and handling, Tata Motors said. With the launch of Tata Ace Tata Motors introduces a new category in the commercial vehicle industry. Specifications
Model : TATA 275 IDI NA BS-II (and BS-III) Type : 4-stroke, naturally aspirated, indirect injection diesel engine Max. Output : 16 hp @ 3200 rpm Max. Torque : 3.8 mkg @ 2000 rpm Displacement : 700 cc Special Items : catalytic converter (only in BS III)
CLUTCH : Single plate dry friction diaphragm type
GEAR BOX : GBS 65-4/5.27 Type : Synchromesh (4 forward gears), Sliding mesh (reverse gear) STEERING : Mechanical, variable ratio (20.5 to 24.5), 380 mm dia
WEIGHTS Max. GVW : 1550 kg Kerb weight : 805 kg Seating capacity : Driver + 1
BRAKES Type : Dual circuit hydraulically activated Front : Disc brakes Rear : Drum brakes (200 mm dia x 30 mm) Parking Brake : Cable operated mechanical linkages acting on rear wheels
SUSPENSION Type : Parabolic leaf spring suspension at both front and rear Shock absorber : Hydraulic double-acting telescopic type both at front and rear
WHEELS AND TYRES Tyres 145R12 LT 8PR RADIAL
LOAD BODY Type : Pickup type. Hinged rear tail gate Loading height : 675 mm Load Body (external) : Length � 2200 mm : Width � 1500 mm : Height � 300 mm
DIMENSIONS All in mm
Overall Length (A) : 3800 Width : 1500 Wheel base (D) : 2100 Overall height © : 1820 Track Front (E) : 1300 Track Rear (F) : 1320 Min Turning Circle Dia : 8.6 m
Features of TATA ACE
The ACE can be conveniently used in cities as well as in rural areas. 12” tyres for the first time in its class give higher ground clearance and higher loading capacity – resulting in better performance on and off the road. The truck-like strength of the front and rear leaf spring suspensions coupled with the shock absorbers provide a smooth ride and great driving comfort. The rigid front axle is designed specially to weather Indian conditions. With a small turning circle of 8.6m, the ACE can be safely and easily navigated, both in narrow village streets and in dense city traffic.
The performance of the engine as well as the comfortable conditions for the driver allow the ACE to travel over 500 kms in a day. Low operating costs and the versatility offered through features like its flat, large loading area and small turning radius, give a fantastic opportunity to earn higher business revenue and higher profits, everyday. All this with big Tata reliability make the ACE the best business partner for one and all.
The 700cc engine delivers a power of 16 HP @ 3200 rpm and a torque of 3.8 mkg @ 2000 rpm. It is also eco-friendly and meets BS II and BS III standards. The water-cooled, twin -cylinder IDI engine has an overhead cam shaft, temperature sensitive cooling-system and rotary fuel injection pump, which together give high fuel efficiency and low-maintenance operation. This also translates to longer life and lesser downtime. With the lowest loading height of 675 mm, heavy loads can be conveniently placed in the load body. The 4-forward synchromesh +1 reverse gear box gives smooth gear shifting.
Several big and small features have been added to ensure comfort for the occupants, even on long rides. The fully-built sheet metal cab...
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