Tata Motors introduces new Ultra T.9 and T.14 heavy-duty trucks in South Africa


In a significant move for the logistics and transportation sector, Tata Motors, India’s leading multinational automobile manufacturer, in collaboration with its authorised distributor, Tata Africa Holdings Limited, has announced the commercial launch of its advanced range of multipurpose heavy-duty trucks – the Ultra T.9 and Ultra T.14, in South Africa. This launch is poised to meet the growing demands for safer, smarter, and greener cargo mobility solutions in the region.

Designed with the evolving needs of conventional and specialist logistics applications in mind, such as bakery, FMCG, white goods, agriculture, and construction, the Ultra range stands out for its high productivity. These trucks are engineered to deliver best-in-class power, torque, and fuel efficiency, significantly lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) for fleet operators.

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The Ultra series boasts a host of driver-centric features, including a walk-through cabin, power steering, dashboard-mounted gear lever, booster-assisted clutch, and mechanically suspended seat, ensuring safe and fatigue-free driving. Furthermore, the trucks are equipped with Tata Motors’ globally acclaimed turbocharged diesel engines, providing reliable heavy-load transportation over long distances and rough terrains. Enhanced with parabolic suspension for rugged operations, these vehicles are designed for uninterrupted service.

A noteworthy aspect of the Ultra range is the incorporation of Tata Motors’ flagship connected vehicle system, Fleet Edge. This factory-fitted telematics solution offers efficient fleet management, significantly boosting fleet productivity through advanced data analytics and insights.

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Emphasizing reliability, the Ultra trucks come with a comprehensive 5-year/500,000 km warranty. Tata Motors and Tata Africa Holdings Limited are dedicated to providing an extensive network of 90 touchpoints across South Africa, ensuring convenient and comprehensive support for customers. This commitment extends to vehicle lifecycle management solutions, including Annual Maintenance Contracts, Extended Warranty, Fleet Management Services, and a range of value-added services, alongside easy vehicle financing options.

Innovative Ultra Range Trucks by Tata Motors Set to Transform South African Logistics

Innovative Ultra Range Trucks by Tata Motors Set to Transform South African Logistics

Anurag Mehrotra, Head – International Business at Tata Motors Commercial Vehicles, highlighted the Ultra range’s role in setting new benchmarks in the freight transportation sector in South Africa. Mehrotra emphasized the trucks’ capability to cater to diverse applications, delivering higher performance, vehicle utilisation, and uptime.

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Len Brand, Managing Director of Tata Africa Holdings Limited, expressed excitement about the potential impact of the new trucks on Tata Motors’ presence in the South African market, underlining the products’ alignment with the demands for power, fuel efficiency, and driver safety and comfort.

The introduction of the Ultra T.9 and T.14 trucks by Tata Motors and Tata Africa Holdings Limited marks a new era in freight transportation in South Africa. Built on the internationally recognized Ultra platform, these trucks are engineered for superior performance, making a significant contribution to the logistics and transportation industry in the region.

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