The Tata Ace is a mini truck launched in May 2005 by Tata Motors in India. In December 2000 Girish Wagh was given a brief by Ravi Kant to create a new very light truck line that would add to Tata’s current truck range. It was to be economical and to take on the three-wheeled cargo auto rickshaws in the Indian market. Based on this brief Wagh approached users of three-wheel cargo rickshaws and got their feed back on Tata’s future four-wheel cargo vehicle. Tata Ace has created a new mini segment in India. Tata Ace has 22 lakh customers, high resale value and Rs. 25,000/month onwards profit. It is popularly known as Chotta Hathi (Small elephant).

CNG: 694 cc, Inline-2 cylinder, BS6, Multipoint Gas Injection engine, 26 HP power, 51 Nm torque, 22 kmpl average, 70 litre CNG tank, 5-speed manual transmission, 990 kg kerb weight, 1630 kg gross weight, 70 kmph top speed

Petrol: 694 cc, Inline-2 cylinder, BS6, Tata 275 water cooled MPFI engine, 30 HP power, 55 Nm torque, 20 kmpl average, 26 litre fuel tank, 5-speed manual transmission, 865 kg kerb weight, 1615 kg gross weight

Diesel: 702 cc, Inline-2 cylinder, BS6, Naturally aspirated DI engine, 20 HP power, 45 Nm torque, 21 kmpl average, 30 litre fuel tank, 4-speed manual transmission, 920 kg kerb weight, 1670 kg gross weight

3 Variants: Diesel, Petrol, CNG

1 Upholstery: Vinyl

1 Wheel: 12 inch steel

2 Colours: Cream, White

Price range: Rs. 4 lakh – Rs. 5.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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