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Tata's all-reliable bakkie now in SA

By unknown | Nov 28, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sowetan Reporter

Sowetan Reporter

Tata South Africa has introduced its first lifestyle bakkie to the local market. The new model will not be replacing the existing Telcoline "workhorse" bakkies but aims to capture the discerning buyer who is looking for driving comforts and luxuries combined with the practicality of a bakkie.

The stylish Xenon is refreshing with its sleek outer contours combined with a fun, rugged adventurous look. The plush and comfortable interior gives this bakkie the drive-ability that will appeal to both male and female drivers as a reliable work and family transporter.

Under the bonnet lies a powerful 3-litre common rail direct injection, diesel engine that pumps out 85kW of power at 3000 rpm, while torque is 300Nm at 1600rpm.

A geometric intercooler turbocharger extends the torque lower down in the rev range for greater driver response.

The Xenon offers ease of driving with power steering and an adjustable tilt steering column as well as all the standard comfort features such as air conditioning, radio-CD-MP3 sound system, front and rear power windows and loads of storage space in the centre console as well as rear folding seats for additional cab loading.

When considering a family transporter, safety is always an important factor. Standard safety features on the Xenon include a brake load sensing proportioning valve and central locking. A full "safety cell" made up of front crumple zones, a collapsible steering column, a re-enforced roll-over bar, inertia reel locking on all the seat-belts and side intrusion beams protects all passengers in the event of a collision.

For off-road driving, the Xenon confidently conquers any terrain with its four-wheel drive option that also offers a "Shift on the Fly" feature. The Xenon enters the market at R16999500 for the 4x2 double-cab and R19499500 for the 4x4 double-cab


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