When it comes to Small Commercial Vehicle segment, For Tata Motors it all began with the Tata Ace. Well, it was the other name, Chhota Haathi, which became popular in this industry. Since all those years Tata Motors kept on upgrading and launching different variants of the Ace. Now, the company has launched a new smart pickup in the Small Commercial Vehicle segment and named it as the Ace Mega.
Tata Motors claim that the Ace Mega with superior performance, enhanced looks, strong cabin with rated payload of 1Tonne, will offer the best-in-class fuel efficiency and lowest cost of ownership. Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd. said that Tata Motors has been a pioneer in creating and growing the Small Commercial Vehicle market in India with its varied portfolio in this segment. With the advantage of being the market leader in the segment, they know their customers’ requirements very well and the Ace Mega is one such product which emerges out of their in-depth knowledge and consumer insight. With the introduction of the Ace Mega, they are confident that it will become a key business partner for millions of entrepreneurs and market load operators across the country. Like other members of the Tata Ace family, it will strongly contribute to an entrepreneur’s bottom line of business operations and progressively increase the top line with segment-leading up-time.
The new Tata Ace Mega is equipped with a technically advanced 4th generation 2 cylinder 800 cc DiCOR engine which produces a power of 40 HP. The engine is made up of Aluminium and weighs very less. It is smartly calibrated to 5-speed gearbox which facilitates a smooth drive and enhances fuel efficiency. The 40 HP gives the new Ace a top speed of 90 kph. Tata Ace Mega also promises to give a ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 18.5 kpl which is best-in-class.
Tata Motors has designed the new Ace Mega to make it aesthetically sound. Features like stylish body colored bumper, new front protective wheel arch eyebrows, new sporty body graphics, wide angle ORVM on both sides, makes the Ace look modern. It comes with a comfortable cabin with an ergonomically located driver console, glove box with lock, provision for music system, mobile charging facility, digital clock and full fabric seats.
In order to tackle all the heavy duty work the new Ace Mega comes with a leaf spring suspension with rigid axles both in the front and rear, truck-like construction, 7” vacuum booster in the braking system and many such features. It offers a rated payload of 1 ton with a new reinforced load body. The vehicle also offers a suitable cargo load deck size for market load operation. 14 inch tyres, high ground clearance of 175 mm ensure the stability of the vehicle on varied load and road conditions.
The new Tata Ace Mega is definitely an innovative cargo transport solution in the Small Commercial Vehicle (SCV) segment. It is priced at Rs 4.31 lakh (ex showroom, Thane) and is available in an attractive Azure Blue color. Initially, the new Ace will be available for sales in seven states – Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.