Motors has launched its latest offering in M&HCV segment – the Tata Signa
3118.T – India’s first 3-axle 6x2 (10 wheeler) rigid truck with 31 tonnes Gross
Vehicle Weight (GVW).
Tata Signa 3118.T offers a unique blend of value proposition in terms of both,
revenue and operating cost, for its customers. With a 3,500kg higher certified
payload than the corresponding 28-tonne GVW rigid truck and equivalent cost of
operations with similar fuel, tyre and maintenance cost as a 28-tonne truck,
this product is conceived to significantly enhance the net operating profit for
its customers by 45% over a 28-tonne
truck. The incremental investment on the Signa 3118.T, over the corresponding
28-tonne truck, can be recovered in less than one year of operations and
followed by years of incremental earnings.
Kaul, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit,
Tata Motors said, “The Signa 3118.T is a landmark in Tata Motors’ journey
towards customer excellence. The model is evidence of unmatched
customer-focused engineering and unique value positioning by Tata Motors. Value
features like fuel economy switch, gear shift advisor, ICGT brakes, Fleet Edge
telematics system with inbuilt anti-fuel theft, reverse parking assistance
perfectly complement the pioneering vehicle design exceeding the expectations
of the new-age customer. The Lx version also comes with air conditioning and
unitised wheel bearings. This model expands the array of choice for customers
seeking to enhance their profitability through revenue growth model”.
Tata Signa 3118.T, with its 12.5-tonne dual tyre lift axle configuration, marks
the value discovery of white space in M&HCV segment. It can operate at
31-tonne GVW with the lift axle down and at 18.5-tonne GVW with the lift axle
up, offering a large band of operating payload for various application needs.
Operating with lift axle up is categorically beneficial for the tanker
customers yielding higher fuel economy in empty returns. It is ideally suitable
for all types of tanker applications – petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL),
chemicals, bitumen, edible oil, milk and water, as well industrial good such as
packed LPG cylinders, lubricants, agricultural products etc. The Signa 3118.T
is certified by Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) for 25KL
POL tanker, which is 2KL higher than the highest allowed capacity on a
10-wheeler, 28-tonne GVW truck.
PRODUCT VARIANTS AND FEATURES:
Tata 3118.T comes in 24-feet and 32-feet load spans in Signa avatar with Lx, Cx
versions, and a cowl variant. Powered by the Cummins BS6 engine, developing
186hp of power and 850Nm of torque, the Tata Signa 3118.T is mated to the G950
6 speed transmission and heavy-duty axles. It is an outcome of Tata Motors’
Product Attribute Leadership strategy, under the ‘Power of 6 Value’ philosophy.
with a bouquet of Value Added Services and service promises under the Sampoorna
Seva 2.0 and standard driveline warranty of 6 Years/6-lakh kilometres, the Tata
Signa 3118.T will be launched in phases across states and markets.