Tata Xenon Interceptor (Special Police Vehicle) – Auto Expo 2018
The Xenon 4×4 Crew Cab pick-up customised for police patrolling and response.
At the 2018 Auto Expo, Tata Motors showcased the customised Xenon pickup truck ‘Smart Police vehicle’ targeted at various police teams for civilian defence services. The car maker claims that the vehicle provides best combination of practicality and ride quality, thanks to its optimum wheelbase, turning radius, and ground clearance. It is also equipped with factory -fitted beacon lamp, gun and lathi holders, search light and Police decals.
The Xenon Interceptor boasts attractive body graphics and stickers, along with chrome grille, body-coloured bumpers, dark alloy wheels, and soft fabric top for the truck bed. Inside, the 4×4 pickup is fitted with bucket seats with headrests, foldable jump seats in the load body, utility options, and easy-to-open tiny steel door over the rear. The crew cabin is air-conditioned, along with power window, central locking, and mobile charging ports.
Powering the customised Xenon pickup is the 2.2-litre DICOR (Tata Varicor 06) vertically-mounted diesel engine that delivers 150 PS (110kW) power at 4,000 rpm and 320 Nm peak torque at 1,500-3,000 rpm. It is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The crew cab features independent double wishbone type suspension with torsion bar for reduced scrub for the front wheels, while parabolic leaf springs takes care over the rear along with shock absorbers. Braking system includes ABS-assisted independent hydraulic brakes.
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With a GVW rating of 2,800 kg, the Xenon can haul a payload of 470 kgs, with maximum gradeability of 38 percent in 4×2 mode and 78 percent in 4×4 mode. The ride height of the vehicle is 210 mm, while minimum turning circle diameter is 13 m. Other key equipment on the list are driver-side airbag, tube-less tyres, and ECU-controlled Shift-on-Fly transfer case.
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