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Tata Xenon
Tata Xenon
Manufacturer Tata Motors
Parent company Tata Group
Production 2006–present
Assembly Pune, India
Argentina
Samut Prakan, Thailand (TAAP)[1][2]
Predecessor Tata TL
Class Truck
Body style(s) 4-door Pickup
Engine(s) 2.0 L common rail turbodiesel
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 5,125 mm (201.8 in)
Width 1,860 mm (73.2 in)
Height 1,765 mm (69.5 in)
Kerb weight 1,900 kg (4,189 lb)
Fuel capacity 65 L (14 imp gal/17 US gal)
Related Tata Sumo Grande
Designer Thomas Ashton, Design Director, Concept Group International LTD UK

Tata Xenon is a pickup truck manufactured by Tata Motors. It was debuted as redesigned Tata TL at the 2006 Bologna Motor Show. Released in late 2007 as the Tata Xenon. The Xenon is powered by newly developed 2.2L common rail turbodiesel 140 PS (103 kW) engine (DICOR)[i.e. Direct injection Common Rail]. This also featured the extended cab (X-Tend cab) for the first time but to the selected markets. The new Xenon will be launched in many countries around the world, whereas in India its platform also gives rise to the Tata Sumo Grande, a passenger variant from Tata.

The car is assembled in Thailand by Tata-Thonburi JV[3], and in Argentina by Tata-Fiat JV.[4] Fiat's first body-on frame pickup will have the same styling as Tata Xenon and is to be named Fiat Terra [5][6]. A variant, Xenon XT (Cross Terrain), a life style 4-door, 5-seater pick-up was launched in 2009. The vehicle combines stylish on-road presence and comfortable interiors with off-road capabilities of a 4x4. The Xenon has been well received in Europe especially in Spain and Italy[7]

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Tata Motors Xenon CNG

DevelopmentEdit

SPRINT was the code name of the project for development of Tata's World Pick-up (truck), it was designed by the Concept Group UK along with the Tata Sumo Grande. World Pick-up market (other than USA) is dominated by Japanese Auto majors like Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan. As per the study conducted by Tata Motors, there is a big opportunity for TML to grab substantial market share of world Pick-up market. Tata initiated an in-depth market study was conducted in various countries in Europe, Middle East, S Africa, Thailand, Australia, LAT AM etc. to understand needs of target segments from a new Pick-up.

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