Tata Ultra T.7 with AMT Gearbox – Auto Expo 2018
Features WABCO Automated Manual Transmission with ‘Optidrive’ and Hill Assist.
Tata Motors has unveiled the AMT gearbox-equipped version of its popular light truck ‘Ultra‘ at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Ultra T.7 also features a host of active safety and comfort-cum-connectivity features that are previewed for the first time in the segment. With its cosy styling and value-added equipment, the Ultra T.7 is one of the tour de force product in the company’s stable at the auto expo this year.
The 7,300 kg GVW truck features a modern narrow cab (driver + 2 seating) of the Ultra line-up, along with a 14-feet cargo (normal deck) load body. The truck measures 6325 mm long, 2,025 mm wide, and 2,642 mm high, with a wheelbase of 3,550 mm. The turning radius of the truck is pegged at 6.95 metres, while the gradeability is rated at 31.16 percent.
On the inside, the Ultra T.7 presents a premium look with impressive levels of fit and finish, along with a host of driver-aid and comfort features. This includes great-to-hold 4-spoke steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment, AMT push-button shift selector (PBSS) from MsOrscheln, adjustable driver seat, easy-to-read instrumentation cluster with driver information display, infotainment system from M/S Harman with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, 12V socket for mosquito repellent unit, power windows, central locking, and utility space provisions.
Optidrive and other driver aids
Powered by in-house designed 3-litre diesel engine with variable geometry turbo (VGT) and EGR, the Ultra T.7 is equipped with G400 AMT gearbox with Optidrive feature. Optidrive is WABCO’s modular automated transmission system that includes three components – PBSS inside the cabin along with ECU, a gearbox-mounted shift actuator, and a clutch actuator. Optidrive, by either changing gears automatically or initiated by driver, improves vehicle control and significantly reduces fuel consumption by shifting at the most effective speeds.
The AMT features offers driver to choose either manual or automatic gear shift, ‘power’ or ‘economy’ mode, a crawler mode, and a kick-down mode. It also helps the truck to delivers 125 PS power at 2,600 rpm and 360 Nm of torque at 1,400-2,000 rpm. Other safety technologies on offer with this truck are ABS braking with Hill Assist, Lane Departure Warning from WABCO, and reverse parking assist with sensors and camera. A new-generation telematics is also on the list.
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