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Tapping into the benefits of CNG, the vehicle offers profits of up to 35 per cent over the diesel variant. Tata Motors said, the all-new Tata 407 CNG has been designed to live up to its reputation as the ‘non-stop profit machine’, continuing to offer best-in-class performance and reliability, and adding even more value to the proposition with lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The new vehicle is available with a 10-feet load deck, offering a high load-carrying capacity. The all-new 407 CNG will further strengthen Tata Motors’ extensive CNG portfolio, ranging from 5-tonne to 16-tonne gross vehicle weight (GVW), in the Intermediate & Light Commercial Vehicle (I & LCV) segment.
Powered by a 3.8-litre CNG engine leveraging the fuel-efficient SGI engine technology, the Tata 407 CNG delivers maximum power of 85PS while also generating best-in-class torque of 285Nm at low rpm. The 4,995kg-GVW vehicle is equipped with a fuel tank capacity of 180 litres to ensure faster turnaround time and higher productivity. The iconic SFC (semi-forward control) cabin of the 407 is built with high-grade steel, making it safe and confidence-inspiring for drivers and owners alike.
The 407 rides on front parabolic suspension, offers significantly reduced clutch and gear shift effort and low Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) levels, to offer the best comfort on all types of terrains. For the convenience and in cabin entertainment of the driver, the vehicle is equipped with a USB mobile charging port and Blaupunkt music system. The 407 range now comes loaded with the Fleet Edge – Tata Motors’ next-generation connected vehicle platform for optimal fleet management, to further increase the uptime and reduce the total cost of ownership, with a free subscription of 2 years.
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