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Tata Launches PRIMA Truck in Bangladesh

June 01, 2015

Photo: Tata Motors
Photo: Tata Motors

Indian automaker Tata Motors has launched four new next-generation PRIMA heavy commercial vehicles in Bangladesh, with partner Nitol Motors Limited.

The launch of these new next-generation commercial vehicles marks Tata Motors continued efforts towards changing the trucking landscape in Bangladesh and consisting of a series of configurations on the PRIMA platform, according to the automaker. In the Tipper segment,Tata Motors introduced the PRIMA LX 2523.K, whereasin the Cargo segment, Tata Motors introduced the PRIMA LX 2523.T, PRIMA LX 4023.S and PRIMA LX 4923, all of which have different combinations of drivelines, meeting end-user requirements for varied applications.

The Prima LX 2523.T and Prima LX 3123.T extend the Prima DNA into the multi-axle trucks category with a GVW of 25 tons and 31 tons, come with a high performance Cummins ISBe 5.9L common rail engine generating 230 hp. This engine is derived from India’s most popular CV engine, the Cummins 6BT, along with Eaton’s ES-9106A DD gearboxes providing familiarity and reliability to the customers. The driveline upgrade also includes the heavy-duty Tata RA 110 rear axle for high performance and reliability. These vehicles feature the Prima cabin, including the 4-point suspension, mechanically suspended seats, optional AC and wide bunks, according to the automaker.

The PRIMA LX 4023.S and PRIMA LX 4923.S are single axle and twin-axle tractor heads with proven Cummins ISBe engine that delivers plenty of power along with greater efficiency – the perfect combination to increase your returns. Larger clutch in line with a heavier driveline, for increased clutch life & better performance coupled with Tata G1150 OD gearbox with 9-speed ranges and overdrive, helps the engine stay within the optimal rpm range, reducing fuel expenses, according to the automaker.

The Tipper Construck Prima 2523.K LX is specially designed with features that ensure maximum power and productivity. Matching global standards of excellence, the vehicle is backed by a high-performance CRDi Engine by Cummins coupled with proven Tata G1150 9-speed Gearbox that is perfectly suited for all heavy-duty applications, regardless of the terrain. Heavy Duty 37T Bogie Suspension for the comfortable ride, lightweight load body with optimum deck length meets all loading and unloading requirements and allows faster trips, thereby permitting higher profitability. Good quality, reliable aggregates guarantees low maintenance cost and longer service intervals, according to the automaker. The vehicle scores high on cabin comfort (AC optional) and Tata Motors’ trusted service network offers complete peace of mind.

The Tata Prima is available in different trims, including multi-axle trucks, tractor-trailers and tippers, apt for several applications, thus meeting varied end-user requirements, according to the automaker. A combination of increased productivity and longer life makes the Prima range an indispensable asset – be it to large captive users, miners, transporters or owner-drivers who operate small fleets. With the range extending upto 49 tons and engine options up to 380 bhp, the Tata Prima is an ideal work horse for movement of goods and material across distances and terrains.

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