MANILA, Philippines – Make way for seven new diesel-run cars, pickups and mini trucks to take over Philippine roads, as Pilipinas Taj Autogroup launches its heavy-duty eco-diesel vehicles from Tata Motors.
The No.1 automotive brand in India unveiled two sedans — The Tata Indigo Diesel sedan and the Tata Manza Aura Diesel sedan at its Tata Motors Big 7 launch held at the Mega Tent Events Venue in Libis, Quezon City on September 25.
Also launched at the same event were the Tata Indica Diesel, the hatchback equivalent of the Tata Indigo, both of which are perfect for fleet service with style and comfort to boot; the Tata Vista Ignis Diesel, a diesel version of the Tata Manza; a new and improved Tata Xenon XT Diesel pickup in 4×4 and 4×2 versions; the Tata Super Ace “Big Boy”, a go-to vehicle for carrying heavy loads and the more nimble and zippy Tata Ace “Bata”.
The Tata Indigo Diesel is a Tata Motors bestseller because of its cost- and fuel efficiency. It looks great inside and out, boasts of spacious interiors and the brand’s signature chrome accentuated smiling grille and teardrop headlamps. It is safety-oriented and family-friendly. Performance-wise, the 1.4 liter turbo diesel engine and independent suspension offer a maneuverable and smooth ride. The hatchback Tata Indica Diesel offers the same amenities, with a sportier look.
The Tata Manza Aura and Tata Vista Ignis join Tata’s family of diesel variants, offering similar style and dimensions as the petrol-run Manza and Vista with a cost-efficient and high-performing diesel touch. The Ignis and Aura have same high-class brake and suspension systems, classy interiors and looks, with better fuel mileage and heavy-duty eco-diesel performance.
The Tata Super Ace and Tata Ace mini trucks meanwhile are workhorses with multi-purpose bodies that can easily be customized for delivery or transport of various business needs.
The Tata Ace “Bata” is the best in its category for fuel efficiency with its efficient Diesel engine and a load capacity of 750kg. Best as a jeepney body variant, it can confidently brave both city and rural roads because of bigger tires, high ground clearance, independent suspension system with disc brakes and drum brakes for the front and rear, respectively. Safety is a big investment, so the Tata Ace has intrusion panels on the front doors, seat belts, and a crash-tested body from the front, roof and back. Various body configurations can be used on the Ace, as well as a 2 year or 36,000 km warranty is included in every purchase thus making it a very versatile investment.
The Tata Super Ace alias “Big Boy”, on the other hand, has more power to go places with a load capacity of 1 ton! Its strong chassis, independent suspension running on a 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine and a Load Conscious Reducing Valve (LRCV) makes this Big Boy ultra-versatile in fulfilling a wide range of functions for passenger carriage or delivery uses. Perfect for longer trips, the Tata Super Ace “Big Boy” can also be fitted with various rear body configurations to suit your business needs.
As for the Tata Xenon XT, it is a more empowered workhorse with enhanced looks and capabilities. The 4X4 and 4X2 variants now has a sleeker console, adjustable seating, streamlined facilities, a stronger and tougher load body and has 150 PS of power, plus more Low End Torque at 223 Nm for power and acceleration.
What makes the Big 7 launch even bigger are thespecial introductory prices of the following world-tested eco-diesel powered vehicles. The Tata Indica Diesel Hatchback retails at PhP 545,000, and the Tata Indigo Diesel Sedan is at PhP 525,000. The Tata Vista Ignis Diesel hatchback retails at PhP 678,000 and the Tata Manza Aura Diesel sedan retails at PhP 738,000. The rugged Tata Xenon XT 4X4 pickup sells at PhP1,135,000while also capable 4X2variant sells at PhP 830,000. The Tata Acemicro truckis available at PhP360,000 for cab and chassis configuration. For the Tata Super Ace 1 ton mini truck, feel free to inquire through our showrooms regarding our special introductory price. All these vehicles come with a 3 year or 100,000 km warranty, and for the Ace it comes with a 2 year or 36,000 km warranty which ensures a stress free ownership.
The all new models can be visited and test-driven at the Tata Motors showrooms at Marcos Highway in Marikina City, Ortigas Extension in Cainta, Rizal; and Barrio Pampanga in Davao City. More showrooms will be opened this year at Quezon Ave in Quezon City andin Cagayan de Oro City. Visit any of our showrooms or give us a call to know more about our special introductory prices for all our vehicles.