Tata Motors has launched the Xenon pick-up truck, which is mainly for intercity and commercial use. The company claims the cabin design to be contemporary. The Tata Xenon features alloy wheels, motorized head lamps, new look dashboard, power steering, AC, retractable seat belts, collapsible steering column, engine immobilizer, central locking, side intrusion beam and limited slip differential. The Xenon pickup is positioned against the Mahindra Genio.
The suspension is a two stage semi elliptical leaf spring. The chassis is 4mm thick frame and the vehicle rides on 16-inch wheels. It has the longest load body available and has convenient loading height. The dimensions of the Xenon are 2550 mm x 1675 mm x 1415 mm. Tata Motors claims the vehicle has the lowest maintenance cost in this category and the Xenon offers superior performance, ruggedness and superior performance. It is available in 4 metallic colors – mineral red, artic white, arizona blue and artic silver.
The price of the Xenon single cab variant is Rs. 5.44 lakhs, while the Xenon double cab variant is priced at Rs. 6.34 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom Mumbai, without octroi). Power comes in from two 3.0-litre diesel engines. The single cab variant produces 72 BHP of power and 223 Nm of toque from its DI engine. The Xenon dual cab produces 115 BHP of power and 300 Nm of torque from its DICOR engine. The top speed is 120 km/h. Tata Motors are offering a warranty of 3-years / 3-lakh kms (which every is earlier).
Tata Motors has also updated the Super Ace, which now features a mobile charger, AC and 5 new colors namely sardina red, lunar silver, gold castle green, ivory white and champagne gold. Tata Motors will launch more variants of the Xenon and Super Ace in the coming months. In the last three years, Tata Motors has sold close to 35,000 units of these vehicles in international markets. These vehicles will be available in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and then Punjab.