India's Tata Motors Debuts Commercial Pickup Truck
Indian film star and Tata Brand Ambassador Akshay Kumar helped introduce the Tata Xenon Yodha pickup. Photo: Tata Motors
India's Tata Motors has launched the Tata Xenon Yodha. The pickup is designed for a wide range of commercial applications.
The Tata Xenon Yodha is available in several variants – 4×2 & 4×4 and in single and double cab options. The Yodha is powered by a common rail diesel engine delivering high power and torque, for varied business requirements, for ease of day-to-day operations. The new Tata Xenon Yodha is an ideal solution for diverse commercial usage transporting produce, poultry, fish, milk, as a cash van, as a service support vehicle at construction sites among others, according to the automaker.
The 3.0L diesel engine produces 72 hp in BSIII and 85 hp in BS IV, and high torque of 223Nm in BS III & 250 Nm in BS IV.
One of the key highlights of the Xenon Yodha include high gradability enabling the vehicle to negotiate any terrains in loaded conditions, supported by bigger 16 inch tyre. The durable body is supported by 4 mm chassis frame, with reinforcements and a strong rear axle with unitized double bearing. The additional strong suspension – 5-leaves at the front and 9-leaves at rear, ensures better safety in loaded conditions and at high speeds, according to the automaker.
The Tata Xenon Yodha is equipped with power steering and an adjustable steering column. The interior of the pickup cabin includes high intensity cabin lights and complete carpet flooring for better aesthetics. The Xenon Yodha has a high load body with internal length of 2550 mm and width of 1750 mm, with a double paint coat and high gauge thick material, according to the automaker.
The Yodha has been designed to meet global standards of safety. The vehicle is fitted with antiroll bars for better stability in loaded conditions at high speeds and loaded off road conditions. Other safety features include three-layered body construction, crumple zones, a collapsible steering column, retractable seatbelts, and side intrusion beams, according to the automaker.
The Yodha is equipped with an LFL propeller shaft, which does not require greasing. The service interval is increased to a 20,000 km-plus oil change interval. What makes the new Xenon Yodha even more appealing is Tata Motors “Buy Back inaugural offer,” with an assurance of 50% of the asset cost, after four years of vehicle usage in captive applications. The new vehicle is also offered with a customized AMC package of 3 years / 100,000 kms (whichever is earlier) and comes with an assured warranty of 3 years or 300,000 km (whichever is earlier), according to the automaker.