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Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer launched Country’s first CNG-powered Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle (M&HCV) truck.

It introduced a new-age, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in those trucks as well.

Following the introduction of CNG portfolio in SCV, I&LCV and buses, Tata Motors went ahead to make India’s first CNG-powered M&HCVs in the 28 and 19 tonne nodes.

These environment-friendly CNG models are also available with varied wheelbase and load deck length options and cowl option for cabin customisation. These models are powered by a 5.7-litre SGI engine generating peak power of 180hp and torque of 650Nm, come with a modular architecture and offer a range of up to 1,000 km.

The new Prima range of trucks from Tata comes equipped with India’s first advanced driver active and passive safety features of Collision Mitigation System (CMS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), especially for Indian operating conditions. Vehicle also offers additional safety features like Driver Monitoring System (DMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Key features of the new Prima and new Signa

-Three spoke steering wheel with mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity

-7” advanced HMI touch screen integrated with advanced connectivity features

-All-new instrument cluster

-Easy-to-access switch panel

These enhancements are likely to lower accidents, increase driving comfort and facilitate safer cargo movement across the country.

Speaking at the launch, Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, said, “Our trucks connect India and power the engine of the nation’s economy. They also provide cleaner mobility solutions with a richer offering of alternate fuel power trains. Every aspect of these trucks has been purposefully augmented to cater to varied duty cycles and special applications.”