Tata Motors has begun distribution of its Prima range of World Trucks, unveiled in May. 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 S tractor has been priced at Rs. 21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), and that with the trailer is Rs. 31 lakh. The tractor-trailer is ideal for freight like steel, cement and containers up to 40 tonnes of gross combination weight.
The distribution has begun in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi and West Bengal. The driving crew of these customers have been trained at the Tata Motors’ manufacturing facility in Jamshedpur.