Tata 407 goes green

Tata Motors on September 13 announced the launch of CNG variant of its iconic commercial vehicle, Tata 407. It offers profits of up to 35 per cent over the diesel variant, said a press release.

The all-new Tata 407 CNG has been designed to live up to its reputation as the ‘non-stop profit machine’, continuing to offer best-in-class performance and reliability, said the release.

The vehicle is available with a 10-feet load deck, offering a high load-carrying capacity. The all-new 407 CNG will further strengthen Tata Motors’ extensive CNG portfolio, ranging from 5-tonne to 16-tonne gross vehicle weight (GVW), in the I&LCV segment.

The Tata 407 CNG is powered by a 3.8-litre CNG engine leveraging the fuel-efficient SGI engine technology and delivers maximum power of 85PS while also generating best-in-class torque of 285Nm at low rpm.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rudrarup Maitra, Vice-President, Product Line, I&LCV, Tata Motors, said, “We are thrilled to launch the all-new CNG variant of the legendary Tata 407. Arguably the most legendary commercial vehicle in India, with a 35+ year legacy, the vehicle has consistently remained a customer-favourite, selling over 1.2 million units to date – the highest ever in this segment.”

Mr Maitra further said that with a steep increase in diesel prices, CNG vehicles have the potential to increase the profit potential significantly and expressed confidence that 407 CNG “will bring a lot of value to our customers.”