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Tata Motors to Develop Double-trailer Truck for International Market

By Motortrend India Staff   |   19 December,2010

Tata Motors working on a double-trailer truck in its Prima range of world trucks for the overseas market. This truck is expected to be ready for sale by end-next financial year, a senior company executive said. The tonnage capacity of the truck is not known as of now.

“We are developing a double-trailer truck under the Prima platform for the overseas market. The truck is expected to be ready for sale by the end of next fiscal,” the executive said on condition of anonymity.

When asked why the trucks are being developed only for the international market, he said, “We understand that there is no good demand for this kind of truck in the domestic market, but we feel its demand will be good in overseas markets.”

The Indian vehicle manufacturer launched the Prima range of world trucks in May last year. It is now also producing engines for its medium-and-heavy commercial vehicles (trucks and buses) at its Jamshedpur facility. Tata has an equal JV with US-based Cummins to manufacture engines for commercial vehicles at its Jamshedpur plant.

Tata is also working on a set of fuel-efficient engines for light commercial vehicles (trucks), which would help increase its sales in the international market.

“We are developing a set of fuel-efficient engines (three-litre and five litre) for light trucks, the new engines are likely to be used on a new vehicle platform for light trucks,” he added.

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