Tata Motors on Wednesday launched a new addition to its Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle (M&HCV) segment, the Tata Signa 3118.T. As per the company, this model is touted to be India’s first ever 3-axle 6×2 truck (10 wheeler), with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 31 tonne.
The Tata Signa 3118.T comes fitted with a Cummins BS-VI engine and has a 12.5 tonne dual tyre lift axle configuration. The truck has been curated to cater to a wide variety of applications and business needs.
According to Rajesh Kaul, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, “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”.
Signa 3118.T has been designed to operate on higher fuel economy, being fully suitable for tanker applications as well, such as petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL), chemicals, bitumen, edible oil, milk and water. Along with that, the truck is feasible for industrial goods such as packed LPG cylinders, lubricants, agricultural products etc., as well.
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.