Tata Xenon 'Tuff Truck' Is An Australian-Designed Pickup Concept

Trevor Collett | Aug 23, 2013

Tata Motors and local distribution Fusion Automotive has given its new Australian audience a taste of a potential upgrade to its incoming Xenon pickup this week.

The Xenon “Tuff Truck” has an Australian flavour to it as well, with styling carried out by the head of design at Holden Special Vehicles, Julian Quincey.

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.

The Indian carmaker hasn’t ruled out introducing passenger cars to the range next year, but the famous Tata Nano is unlikely to join the local line-up.

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  • mackson says,
    11 months ago
    2 likes
    This might be a good way for Tata to win over a few Australian customers
  • Ben says,
    11 months ago
    Looks like it would be a good car. Wounder if the accessories will be hard to come by
  • Dave says,
    9 months ago
    If Tata would like to send that car to me for long-term evaluation, I would be more than happy to try it on.biggrin
  • elatu says,
    8 months ago
    I own atata pickup telcoline,stil very gd n clean.i need to try for tata that truck if it can manage uganda,bring it to uganda
  • Cia Pau says,
    6 months ago
    I like very much Design and Color

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