Small commercial vehicles are becoming very popular day by day and are unquestionably under the radar of several vehicle manufacturers in India. They are stable 4 wheeled vehicles and can fulfil last-mile delivery needs to the customer’s doorsteps. Small commercial vehicles (SCVs) have become a key element of the transport industry and the overall logistics.
Easy manoeuvrability along with quick loading and unloading of shipments are some of the features that have led to the emergence of small commercial vehicles as one of the fastest-growing segments. Because of their compact size and small turning radius, Small commercial vehicles can be seen even on the most congested roads. Here are some of the popular small commercial vehicles in India from which users can choose based on the specifications and price:
TATA Ace Gold
TATA Ace Gold is the most iconic small commercial vehicle on this list. It comes with higher mileage, better pick-up and because of its more payload and lower maintenance, this vehicle is very popular among Indian truck drivers.
The length, width and height of TATA Ace Gold are 4075 mm, 1500 mm and 1850 mm respectively. The engine capacity is 694 cm3 with a maximum output of 19.4kW (26 hp) @ 4000 RPM. Available in diesel, petrol and CNG variants, this mini truck is among the top choices and you can buy it in the price range of ₹ 4.41 – ₹ 5.47 lakhs.
If you are looking out for something compact yet the best, then Mahindra Jeeto will be the most suitable option for you. This four-wheeler vehicle is comparatively smaller in size and comes with attractive features. The length of this mini truck is 2257 mm whereas the width and height are 1493 mm and 300 mm respectively.
With a fuel tank of 10.5 litres, Mahindra Jeeto comes with varied fuel options. The mileage figures on petrol, diesel and CNG are 32.8, 35.9 and 37 km, respectively. The strong and durable body, comfortable seats and attractive price make this commercial vehicle the most reliable one on the list. You can purchase Mahindra Jeeto within ₹ 3.85 – ₹ 4.40 Lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Super Carry
This promising truck comes in Petrol and CNG models with about 1000 kg payload. It is a compact and very comfortable commercial vehicle and can reach a peak speed of 80 km/h. Maruti Suzuki Super Carry is available within the price range of ₹ 4.35 – ₹ 5.28 Lakh.
With superior reliability, high mileage, sizable cargo deck and a spacious cabin, this mini truck can be regarded as a pocket-friendly vehicle. The fuel tank on the petrol and CNG variant is 30 litres and 35L respectively. If you want to have a super-comfortable journey, Maruti Suzuki Super Carry would be the right choice for you.
Ashok Leyland Dost+
With 1500 kg of rated payload and an excellent performance record, Ashok Leyland Dost+ can fulfil all your transport needs. The starting price of this powerful commercial vehicle is ₹ 7.24 lakh. Ashok Leyland Dost+ is the go-to truck for many Indian drivers. With so much comfort at such a competitive price, this vehicle is the best among the rest.
This truck comes with a considerably higher power of 80HP and is very efficient as well as durable since good quality material is used to build it. The length, width and height of the vehicle are 2645 mm, 1620 mm and 380 mm respectively. BS6 diesel engine along with 1478 cc of displacement makes this truck trustworthy when it comes to scaling the logistics business.
TATA Intra V30
Available in the price range of ₹ 7.04 – ₹ 7.35 Lakh, TATA Intra V30 can be employed for both intercity and highway cargo transportation. It is suitable for both rural and urban areas and can carry a maximum load of 1300 kg, hence this small commercial vehicle will cater to all your transportation needs.
TATA Intra V30 is a high-performance truck as it comes with a massive engine having 52 kW (70 HP) of power & 140 Nm of torque. You will get the best fuel efficiency with this truck as it has an option of Eco Switch as well as a Gear Shift Advisor (GSA). It also comes with Electric Power Assisted Steering, hence can be used on congested roads as well.
Mahindra Bolero Maxi Truck Plus
Another excellent variant from Mahindra, Maxi Truck plus will live up to all your transportation needs. This promising truck has a huge engine capacity with a power of 65HP and a 5-speed gearbox. It can carry a payload of 1200 kg, hence the vehicle is suitable for challenging last-mile delivery.
With a strong built quality and great performance, the truck is available at the starting price of ₹ 6.90 Lakh. Multiple variants are to be made available to suit every customer’s needs and requirements. Mahindra Bolero Maxi Truck Plus shall prove to be a powertrain and the most promising one from the trucks’ Bolero family.
TATA Intra V10
A premium and strong commercial vehicle, TATA Intra V10 can carry 1000 kg of payload. The vehicle comes with a BS6 compliant DI engine and gives 33 kW (44 HP) of power & 110 Nm of torque. Intra V10 has a bigger cargo deck in comparison to other models of the TATA Intra family. It also has a very very comfortable cabin to make your journey fatigue-free, especially on longer trips.
You will get the best fuel efficiency with this truck as it has an option of Eco Switch as well as a Gear Shift Advisor (GSA). It also has an Electric Power Assisted Steering, hence can be used on congested roads as well. This truck comes with a standard 2 years and 72000 km warranty. You can get this commercial vehicle within ₹ 6.32 – ₹ 6.52 Lakh.
Ashok Leyland BADA DOST
This larger variant of the truck can carry up to 1900kg of payload and is a great addition to Ashok Leyland’s LCV line. It has a comfortable cabin, a bigger cargo deck, excellent mileage and high reliability. Ashok Leyland BADA DOST is available in the price range of ₹ 7.75 – ₹ 7.99 Lakh and is not suitable for bigger transport/logistics tasks.
This vehicle comes equipped with an Ashok Leyland 1.5L, 3-cylinder diesel engine and produces 80 HP power at a peak torque of 190 Nm. A cabin, ergonomically designed dash-mounted gears, power steering & factory-fitted AC, large windscreen and low turning circle radius make this mini truck worth every penny. The bigger size tubeless tyre ensures that your vehicle runs seamlessly even in harsh weather conditions and challenging terrains.
Mahindra Alfa Plus
The most affordable one on this list, Mahindra Alfa Plus is available in the price range of ₹ 2.56 – ₹ 2.66 Lakh. It is the most efficient and popular cargo auto rickshaw. It can easily carry a load of 520 kg since it is a bigger variant of the simple Alfa Load model. This vehicle has a 1730 mm cargo deck along with 20 percent extra cargo volume.
It runs on the powerful and all-new BS6 engine which is water-cooled with a 597cc displacement. The engine generates 9.3HP of power at a superior 23.5 Nm of torque. The fuel tank size is 10.5L in Mahindra Alfa Plus. The robust cargo body makes this commercial vehicle very durable and reliable.