Tata Signa 3118.T launched, 3-axle 6×2 truck with 31-tonne GVW

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  • India’s first 3-axle 6×2 rigid truck with 31 tonnes
  • 12.5-tonne double tyre lift axle
  • Available in Signa and Cowl versions, across deck length options 
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Tata Motors today, launched its latest offering in Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle segment – the Tata Signa 3118.T. The Tata Signa 3118.T is the India’s first 3-axle 6×2 (10 wheeler) rigid truck with 31 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).  

The Tata Signa 3118.T offers a unique blend of value proposition in terms of both, revenue and operating cost, for its customers. With a 3,500kg higher certified payload than the corresponding 28-tonne GVW rigid truck and equivalent cost of operations with similar fuel, tyre and maintenance cost as a 28-tonne truck, this product is conceived to significantly enhance the net operating profit for its customers by ~45% over a 28-tonne truck. Tata Motors claims that the incremental investment on the Signa 3118.T, over the corresponding 28-tonne truck, can be recovered in less than one year of operations and followed by years of incremental earnings.

Double tyre lift axle

The Tata Signa 3118.T, with its 12.5-tonne dual tyre lift axle configuration, marks the value discovery of white space in M&HCV segment. It can operate at 31-tonne GVW with the lift axle down and at 18.5-tonne GVW with the lift axle up, offering a large band of operating payload for various application needs. Operating with lift axle up is categorically beneficial for the tanker customers yielding higher fuel economy in empty returns.

Tanker Application

The Tata Signa 3118.T is suitable for all types of tanker applications – petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL), chemicals, bitumen, edible oil, milk and water, as well industrial good such as packed LPG cylinders, lubricants, agricultural products etc. The Signa 3118.T is certified by Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) for 25KL POL tanker, which is 2KL higher than the highest allowed capacity on a 10-wheeler, 28-tonne GVW truck. 

Cummins BS6 engine

The Tata Signa 3118.T comes in 24-feet and 32-feet load spans in Signa avatar with Lx, Cx versions, and a cowl variant. The Signa 3118.T is powered by a Cummins BS6 engine which produces 186 hp of power and 850 Nm of torque. The Tata Signa 3118.T is mated to a G950 6-speed manual transmission and heavy-duty axles. It is an outcome of Tata Motors’ Product Attribute Leadership strategy, under the ‘Power of 6 Value’ philosophy. 

Warranty

Assured with a bouquet of Value Added Services and service promises under the Sampoorna Seva 2.0 and standard driveline warranty of 6 Years/6-lakh kilometres, the Tata Signa 3118.T will be launched in phases across states and markets. Tata Motors, in its continuous pursuit of launching breakthrough products for Indian road transport with customer-centricity at its core, has once again shown the commercial vehicle fraternity what it takes to be an industry leader in the true sense.

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