Tata Motors has silently launched the 4×4 variant of the Xenon commercial pickup truck in the country as updated by our reader Tushar and has priced it at Rs. 7.93 lakhs (on-road, Pune). The pickup is a blander looking version of the Xenon XT and gets clean lines with a simplistic front grille. You do get body coloured front and rear bumpers as well as wheel covers. The loading bay uses an all steel load body for a stylish look and to haul heavy weights with ease. The double cab variant of the Xenon 4×4 pickup is available in the luxury trim option that comes with decent features on offer.
The cabin of the Xenon 4×4 gets bucket seats with headrest and lumbar support, air-conditioner, power steering and a mobile charging point. Tata has also loaded the car with safety equipment like central locking with engine immobilizer, door inclusion beams, motorised headlamp adjustment and much more. You also get the provision for fog lamps on the front bumper, but are not offered as standard on the Xenon 4×4. Tata has also equipped the variant with a Limited Slip Differential that will help in easy manoeuvring of difficult terrains.
The Xenon 4×4 is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged DiCOR diesel engine that produces 112 HP of power at 3000 RPM and 300 Nm of peak torque between 1600-2200 RPM, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine however is BS-III compliant, while the top speed is 143 km/hr. Stopping power on the Xenon pickup comes from hydraulic disc brakes at the front and rear and the vehicle uses 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped around tubeless tyres.
The Tata Xenon 4×4 commercial pickup truck is competing against the Isuzu D-Max Space Cab variant that was launched few weeks ago across the country as well as the Mahindra Genio Double cab in the segment. However, both the models do not come with all-wheel drive.