The Tuff Truck adds a big bag of off-road essentials, including roof-mounted driving lights, winch, snorkel and (slightly less essential) 20-inch wheels with (rather essential) mud-terrain tyres.
Fusion has revealed the concept this week to coincide with the news of its regular Xenon ute, which will hit the local market in October.
While it is unlikely that Tata will put the Tuff Truck into production - at least not immediately - some of the accessories adorning it may become available with the regular Xenon ute range, when it launches.
Tata will initially offer the regular Xenon as its only model in Australia, powered by a 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engine producing 110kW and 320Nm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. No auto option will be offered at this stage.