Tata Motors on Wednesday said it has begun distribution of its Prima range of World Trucks, which was unveiled in May this year. The distribution has begun with select customers in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi & West Bengal, a company press release said here.
The first product, the Prima 4028 S, is a 40-tonne 266-PS (Cummins ISBE engine) tractor with a 9-speed ZF transmission, and a matching trailer with new generation brakes, ABS and specialised axles for heavy duty and high speed application. The 4028 S tractor-trailer is ideal for carrying freight, like steel, cement, and containers, up to 40.2 tonnes of Gross Combination Weight.
The tractor’s spacious air-conditioned cabin includes reclining seats, adjustable steering wheels, arm rests for driver comfort. It has got sleepers to facilitate long-distance travel. These features are designed to induce longer and more trips. Global Positioning System for vehicle tracking is a standard fitment.
The Prima 4028 S tractor has been priced at Rs.21 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), and that with the trailer is Rs.31 lakhs.
The 4028 S tractor-trailer will be followed during the course of the financial year with three other products two 49-tonne tractor-trailers and a 31-tonne tipper in key segments and routes. They are all BS-III and BS-IV compliant.