Tata launches two new construction trucks in Saudi

The new heavy-duty trucks – the Prima 4438.S (4X2) tractor head and the Prima 4038.K (6X4) construction tipper, will be sold under the dealership of Manahil International Co

The new heavy-duty trucks – the Prima 4438.S tractor head and the Prima 4038.K construction tipper, will be sold under the dealership of Manahil International Co.
The new heavy-duty trucks – the Prima 4438.S tractor head and the Prima 4038.K construction tipper, will be sold under the dealership of Manahil International Co.

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Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, launched its smart truck brand – The Tata Prima, in Saudi Arabia.

Two new heavy-duty trucks – the Prima 4438.S (4X2) tractor head and the Prima 4038.K (6X4) construction tipper, will be sold under the dealership of Manahil International Company, a unit of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group (MYNM).

Developed with Tata Motors subsidiary – Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles (TDCV), the Tata Prima range is designed and developed with technical inputs from across the globe.

The Tata Prima is based on an Italian cab design, with engine technology from the US, gearbox expertise from the US and Germany, chassis frame know-how from Mexico, and sheet metal dies from Japan and Korea, combined with Swedish precision on a robotic weld line.

Ravindra Pisharody, executive director, commercial vehicles business unit, Tata Motors, said: “The launch of our next-generation range of Tata prima heavy-duty commercial vehicles is an important milestone in our journey towards further enriching the value trucking proposition, in one of the largest construction and infrastructure hubs in the Middle East.

“As the country readies itself to become the largest construction and infrastructure destination in the world, we at Tata Motors are geared up to meet customers’ requirements of the market and will continue to introduce new products and solutions as we move forward.”

Rudrarup Maitra, head – international business, commercial vehicles, Tata Motors said: “We are delighted to launch our next -generation range of Tata Prima heavy-duty commercial vehicles here in [Saudi Arabia].

An integral part of introducing the Tata Prima range here is, Manahil International Company, a partner that has showcased tremendous enthusiasm and passion in the country’s commercial vehicles industry and the Tata Motors brand.”

The construction vehicles includes different trims, including multi-axle trucks, tractor-trailers, and tippers. With the range extending up to 49 tonnes and engine options up to 400 bhp.

The Tata Prima 4438.S (4X2) is 44 Tonner tractor head, powered by a 380 HP Cummins Engine, with a 9-speed Eaton transmission, while the Tata Prima 4038.K (6X4) is a construction tipper, based on an 18m3 box tipper, also powered by a 380HP Cummins Engine with a 9-speed Eaton transmission.

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