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Tata introduces 37-tonne trucks on Indian roads

Tata introduces 37-tonne trucks on Indian roads
Tata Motors launched six ‘first-of-its-kind’ heavy trucks and Tata FleetMan Fleet Telematics services in Mumbai on Monday. The launch included the first 37-tonne, 5-axle rigid truck in the country – the Tata LPT 3723 – in the 10x4 configuration.

Stating that Tata Motors has been in the Indian Commercial Vehicle space for over six decades, Ravi Pisharody, executive director, Tata Motors said the top-of-the-line Prima range has now been further extended with the launch of two new engine capacities  of 380HP and 230 HP.  In the 380 HP range, two new models have been launched – Prima 4938 tractor and Prima 3138K tipper. The new 230HP LX range has two new products – PRIMA 4923 & PRIMA 4023 tractors. The Tata Motors Construck range has been further fortified with the launch of the versatile Tata LPK 3118 tipper.

The company also introduced a Telematics and Fleet Management Service, branded Tata FleetMan. Targeting commercial vehicle fleet owners and large consigners of goods, this service offers advances telematics solutions which will help in increasing productivity and profitability.

Tata FleetMan will initially be introduced on new tractor-trailers, but will be available on the entire Tata Motors Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle range in the coming months. The service will also be extended to existing vehicles through aftermarket fitments.

Noting that even today the Medium and Heavy Commercial trucks segment continued to be Tata Motors’  main business, Pisharody said this segment’s market share was continuing strongly from 60 per cent  in the 1990’s to 66 per cent presently.  ‘Our original strategy is to continue to be the leading edge vehicle manufacturer in India and with Telematics already present in world markets, we think it is fitting to introduce it in India where our target customers are in the millions,’ he said.
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