Tata Motors launches Tata Intra, India’s first compact truck
Tata Motors has launched a new generation compact truck named Tata Intra. With a 2512 mm x 1602 mm load body length, Tata Intra comes in two variants - V10 and V20. The Intra V20 comes with 1400 cc DI Engine with 52KW (70 HP), and the Intra V10 is poweredwith 800 CC DI Engine delivering 30KW (40 hp). The vehicle has a standard power steering fitment and with low turning circle radius of 4.75m, it ensures easy manoeuvrability even on narrow and congested roads.The power train is tuned to suit various duty cycles using gear shift advisor or economy switch, leading to enhanced fuel efficiency. The Intra also has a 5-speed gearbox with cable shift mechanism offering a pleasurable driving experience.
The Tata Intra has a boltable full forward robust body shell cabin and has been designed with a smart nose along with seatbelts with ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor). Built on a hydroformed frame, the Intra is comparatively lighter. The smartly engineered cabin space, improved ergonomics and low NVH levels, boasts of stylish car-like interiors with sufficient storage capacity and comfortable seating, enabling drivers to operate fatigue free over long hauls, which in turn offers significant improvement in productivity. Modern features such as mobile charging point, electronic instrument cluster, big headlamps, large windscreen, lockable glove box, storage on dashboard & door trims, headrest for comfort while driving, pre-fitted music system and AC in the premium version to enhance the fatigue-free driving experience. The gear lever is mounted on the dashboard making longer drives comfortable and tireless for the driver. The front and rear rigid axles and leaf springs ensure superior load carrying capability and low cost of maintenance.
Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors, said, “The Tata Intra is a testament of our unrelenting commitment to introduce products that embody engineering passion and bolster customer value proposition and it will be a game changer for us in the SCV segment as it offers several industry-first features, setting high standards in the market."
Girish Wagh, President, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “The customer preferences are shifting everyday towards better performance, advanced features and higher returns. After a thorough research, we learnt about the growing aspirations of the new age customers. These insights have helped us conceptualize and develop the Tata Intra. It is ideal for customers who want to upgrade their commercial vehicles for higher business returns and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), enabled by proven and reliable aggregates and driving comfort leading to longer, fatigue free drives. We have always led the industry and created new sub-segments to create demand. The launch of India's first compact truck, fills an important gap in the Indian SCV market and we are bringing yet another game-changing product after our much successful product Tata ACE."