September 27, 2013: Tata Motors has launched the new generation Xenon XT in South Africa. The vehicle has 4 different variants - Single Cab (4x4), Single Cab (4x4), Double Cab (4x2) and Double Cab (4x4). It comes equipped with various features such as navigation, Bluetooth, dual airbags, ABS, differential lock, and limited slip differential. The Tata Xenon XT is powered by a new generation 2.2-litre VTT DiCOR engine that develops 147bhp and 320Nm of top torque. It also features various comfort and entertainment options such as radio, MP3, bucket seats with armrests, tiltable steering column and others.
One of the oldest car manufacturing companies in the country is the highly acclaimed Tata Motor Group. This company has manufactured some of the most admired cars in the country. They have some of the best selling sedans, hatchbacks and some very powerful utility vehicles as well, which are very prominent across the country for being highly dependable and fuel efficient. Tata Motors have also acquired some international car brands and are also partners with some other automobile companies as well. Tata Motor group has some of the most reliable and steadfast automobile manufacturers in the country. They have a wide variety of vehicles prevalent in the car market, which are renowned to be dependable and easy on the pocket as well. One of their most impressive and formidable off-roader is the Tata Xenon XT, which is equipped with quite a number of safety and comfort features that will certainly amaze the customers. The company has also fitted this massive vehicle with a 2.2-litre DICOR engine, which has a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) and also a variable turbine technology (VTT), which helps in better fuel efficiency. This power packed engine has been equipped with four cylinders and sixteen valves. This commanding diesel engine can displace 2179cc along with a formidable 138.1bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a pounding 320Nm of torque at 1750 – 2700rpm. This diesel engine has been mated with an efficient 5-speed manual transmission gear box and has an all wheel drive mode as well. The company claims that this massive Tata Xenon XT off-roader has the ability to generate a mileage of approximately 13.49kmpl, when driven under standard conditions and which is reasonably good and it has a fuel tank capacity of 65 litres as well. This engine has the ability to attain a top speed in the range of 160 – 165kmph, which is rather thrilling for such a massive vehicle of this stature. On the other hand, this off-roader can cross the 100kmph barrier from a standstill in just about 14 to 15 seconds, which is quite exciting for all the passengers sitting inside. The company is offering Tata Xenon XT is quite a few lively and refreshing exterior paint options, which will certainly entice the customers. These colour options comprise of four vibrant exterior paints, which are a pure and divine looking arctic white and then there is this elegant and aristocratic quartz black along with a flamboyant mineral red and a subtle yet charming arctic silver metallic finish as well.
This is one off-roader that can be customized in many different ways as per the whims and fancies of its owner’s such as a front guard can be added for added protection of the massive engine as well as the frontage, then the roof lights can be added for enhanced visibility in any weather and terrain conditions in the dark, heavy rainfall, mist and fog or any other such adverse weather conditions as well. Some of the most impressive comfort features included in this off-roader are a rear window defogger, completely foldable second row seats to accommodate extra luggage or other material, adjustable lumbar support seats, remote operated fuel tank lid opener, an illuminated ignition key slot along with power window switches, an analog clock and also an ash tray. Apart from these, this off-roader also has been equipped with some of the most vital and practical safety aspects as well. These include keyless entry and central locking, puddle lamps, a door intrusion beam, a highly advanced engine immobiliser, a door open alarm, a limited slip differential system, child locks for rear doors, adjustable three point seat and lap belts with seat belt unfasten warning, motorized head lamps adjustment, door open warning lamp, fuel gauge with low fuel warning indicator, an internal anti-glare rear view mirror, a high mount stop lamp for and many more such crucial security aspects.
The Indian automaker has fitted this utility vehicle with a 4-cylinder, 2.2-litre DICOR diesel engine that meets the Bharat Stage IV emission norms. This engine has the ability to churn out 138.1Bhp at 4000rpm, while yielding 320Nm at 1700 to 2700rpm. This commanding torque output is distributed to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and delivers a mileage of 13.49 Kmpl. This variant comes with an HVAC unit featuring a pollen filter, power steering system, front and rear power windows with driver side express down function, adjustable tilt steering, key less entry, central locking system, completely foldable second row seats, adjustable lumbar support for front seats, power adjustable outside mirrors, remote operated fuel flap, front room lamps, cigarette lighter, 12V power point on central console, tachometer and trip meter, puddle lamps, sunshade band on screen, magazine pockets on door trims, front seat belts with height adjuster, sun visor, bottle holder on door trim, heated outside rear view mirror and an ashtray. It also comes with safety aspects like anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system, door intrusion beam, immobilizer, door open alarm, limited slip differential, child lock on rear doors, adjustable 3-point seat belts, door open ajar warning, anti-glare rear view mirror, high mount stop lamp, collapsible steering column and fog lamps on front and rear....
This variant has all the safety, comfort and utility based features that are given to the EX 4x2 trim. It also comes equipped with the same 2.2-litre VVT engine, but the torque is distributed to all four wheels through a five speed manual transmission gearbox....
Ed's take:The Xenon’s 2.2-litre DiCOR returns an efficiency of 10-11km to a litre.
The company has equipped this formidable off-roader is the Tata Xenon XT with a performance packed 2.2-litre diesel mill. This engine has been equipped with a variable turbine technology (VTT) and also has been integrated with a DICOR (direct injection common rail) fuel supply system, which aids in augmenting the mileage and deliver a better fuel efficiency as well. The company claims that this off-roader has the ability to generate 10.24kmpl, when driven under standard conditions on the traffic laden city roads. While, the same 2179cc engine has the capacity to churn out a healthy 13.49kmpl, when on the bigger roads and highways, which is quite reasonable.
Ed's take:The 140bhp DiCOR power is sufficient on paper, and this is the same oil burner that powers the Safari DiCOR.
The Tata Xenon XT off-roader has been housed with a performance packed 2179cc based diesel mill. This engine has four cylinders and sixteen valves along with a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft), which enhances the power and torque performance of this vehicle. The 2.2-litre DiCOR technology based diesel motor has the ability to produce an impressive 138.1bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a pounding 320Nm of maximum torque output at 1750 – 2700rpm, which is rather incredible for the Indian traffic and road conditions.
Ed's take:The acceleration produced by this oil burner is good, infact it is the torque that is more vital here.
The variable turbine technology (VTT) based 2.2-litre DiCOR ((direct injection common rail) fuel supply system diesel mill is rather influential. This engine has the ability to attain a top speed in the range of 160 – 165kmph, which is rather thrilling for such a massive vehicle of this stature. On the other hand, this 2179cc diesel mill has a DOHC along with 4 cylinders and 16 valves, which help in propelling this off-roader from 0 – 100kmph in about 14 to 15 seconds, which is quite exciting for all the passengers sitting inside.
The company has done up the outsides of the exteriors of this Tata Xenon XT off-roader with style and it also has a very robust body overall structure, which can take on any terrain with ease. The designers of the company have bestowed this off-roader with some of the most striking exterior features, which will certainly entice the customers. The front fascia has a very bold and aggressive radiator grille, which has three thick black coloured horizontal slats with a large emblem of the company embedded on it. This grille has been flanked by a headlight cluster, which is powered with high intensity adjustable clear lens lamps with multi focal reflectors that give a clear vision to the driver. The body coloured front bumper has been integrated with a pair of clear lens fog lamps, while the wide air dam in the centre of this bumper ensures that the formidable diesel mill gets cooler quickly. The front wind screen is rather large and have been made up of laminated toughened glass, which have been further fitted with a pair of intermittent wipers as well. The Tata Xenon XT has been styled with elan and has clean lines all over, which gives it a cultured and refined look. The side profile has body coloured pull type door handles along with external rear view mirrors, which are electronically adjustable and have been integrated with side turn blinkers. The pronounced wheel arches have been fitted with a set robust 16 inch light alloy wheels with tubeless radials of size 235/70 R16 105 S. The rear end has a bright high mounted stop lamp, while the huge tail gate gets a large badge of the company embossed on it. The tail lamp cluster is radiant and is visible from a distance, which makes it easier for the other drivers. The roof gets a pair of stylish roof rails, which makes this off-roader look sporty and there is also a roof mounted antenna as well.
The overall measurements of this massive off-roader, Tata Xenon XT are very spacious and the users can do a lot of personalization of this rugged mean machine. The total length of this huge off-roader is close to 5125mm along with an overall width of 1860mm, which includes the external rear view mirrors as well. The total height of Tata Xenon XT is about 1833mm and it has a gigantic wheel base of 3150mm, which ensures ample leg room along with head and shoulder space for all the passengers. Then this off-roader also has a remarkable ground clearance of 200mm, which helps in taking this vehicle over any terrain with ease. The minimum turning radius of this muscular off-roader, Tata Xenon XT is about 6 meters and this powerfully built vehicle has a kerb weight between 1900 – 1990kgs with a load carrying capacity of close to 260kgs, which is quite good. The Tata Xenon XT can comfortably accommodate five passengers in it and has a big fuel tank, which can store close to 65 litres of diesel in it.
Ed's take: The interiors of the Xenon XT aren’t extremely plush and even the plastics are hard. But there is sufficient space in this pick-up to accommodate four without much of a squeeze.
The insides of this off-roader have been done up luxuriantly, which makes the drive very relaxing. The seating arrangement is plush and the seats are covered with dual tone high quality fabric upholstery. The driver seat is adjustable and has an impressive back and thigh hold up with pertinent lumbar support. The interiors are done up in an attractive dual tone beige combination with smooth and very neatly done up internal surfaces. The central console is brilliant and very stylish with a graceful faux wood finish along with a graphic instrument cluster, which is quite vivid and has a white back light. The floor has been carpeted with rich dark beige coloured carpeting that adds to the elegance of this off-roader and makes it look classy. The instrument cluster has quite a few notification lamps and helps the driver with all the updated information and also has an adjustable light intensity that can be changed according to the requirement of the driver. Some of these important notifications are a fuel gauge with low fuel warning, door open indicator, seat belt warning and many more such important notifications. The central console is brilliant and very stylish with a graceful faux wood finish along with a graphic instrument cluster, which is quite vivid and has a white back light. The power steering is wrapped in leather and is very chunky as well as responsive with a collapsible steering column. Then this rugged off-roader also has remote operated fuel tank lid opener, an illuminated ignition key slot along with power window switches as well. The Tata Xenon XT also has an internal anti glare day and night internal rear view mirror, which is flanked by the sun visor’s that also has an inbuilt vanity mirror on the co-passengers side. There are quite a few storage spaces in the cabin such as a bottle holder as well as a magazine holder in the door trims, a pair of cup holders in the central console and a few other such storage areas along with a large glove box. Apart from all these features, this powerfully built Tata Xenon XT also has a rear window defogger, completely foldable second row seats to accommodate extra luggage or other material, adjustable lumbar support seats, an analog clock and also an ash tray.
This Tata Xenon XT off-roader has been equipped with quite a number of convenience and utility based aspects. The list includes a chunky and responsive power steering wheel that can be tilt adjusted as required by the driver, front and rear power windows with illuminated switches, which help in the dark and the front two windows get the express down features, a rear window defogger, a keyless entry along with a remote central locking feature, completely foldable second row seats to accommodate extra luggage or other material, cup holders in the centre console, electronically adjustable external wing mirrors that add to the convenience of the driver, a remote operated fuel lid, a front roof lamp cum spot reading lamps, a cigar lighter, a 12 V power point to charge gadgets like mobile phone and laptops, a tachometer along with a trip meter inside the instrument cluster, puddle lamps that make it easier for the passengers to enter and exit this off-roader with ease, magazine pockets on the door trims, adjustable seat belts for the front passengers, sun visors, bottle holders on the door trims, heated external rear view mirrors, adjustable lumbar support seats, remote operated fuel tank lid opener, an illuminated ignition key slot along with power window switches, an analog clock and also an ash tray.
The interiors of this Tata Xenon XT off-roader are lavish with plush seats, which provide ample leg room along with apt head and shoulder space to all the occupants. This roomy heavy duty mean machine can take in 5 passengers with ease in it and give them a very relaxing and luxuriant driving experience. These comfortable seats also have lumbar support, which makes the driving experience extremely pleasurable. The front and rear knee room is also adequate along with ample elbow room for all the passengers as well. The seats are plush and well cushioned that offers good thigh support as well, which adds to the lavishness of the interiors.
Ed's take: The engine and performance of the Xenon XT is good, especially when the turbo spools at about 1900rpm.
The Tata Xenon XT has been fitted with a DiCOR (direct injection common rail) fuel supply system based 2.2-litre diesel engine. This power packed engine has been equipped with four cylinders and sixteen valves. It also has a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) along with a VTT (variable turbine technology) as well, which helps in better fuel efficiency. This power packed engine can displace 2179cc along with a formidable 138.1bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a pounding 320Nm of torque at 1750 – 2700rpm, which is quite remarkable for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This diesel engine has been mated with an efficient G-76, 5/4.1 synchromesh with overdrive based five speed manual transmission gear box and has an all wheel drive mode as well. The company claims that this massive Tata Xenon XT has the ability to generate a mileage in the range of 10.24 to 13.49kmpl, which is reasonably good and it has a fuel tank capacity of 65 litres as well. This engine has the ability to attain a top speed in the range of 160 – 165kmph, which is rather thrilling for such a massive vehicle of this stature. On the other hand, this commanding diesel mill has the ability to propel this masculine off-roader from 0 – 100kmph in about 14 to 15 seconds, which is quite exciting for all the passengers sitting inside. This power packed engine is compliant with all the stringent norms of Bharat Stage – IV, which means that this engine is low on emissions as well.
Ed's take: The stereo and accessories offered on the Xenon are sufficient as it has music system with aux and USB connectivity and power windows.
The company has bestowed this rugged mean machine, Tata Xenon XT with a sophisticated and highly advanced audio unit. This music system comes with an integrated MP3/CD player along with a Radio FM, speakers, remote control and other input options such as an USB interface and an AUX-In port as well. This music system will certainly enhance the in-cabin entertainment quotient of this interiors and will ensure a comfortable and relaxing drive for all the occupants. There are quite a few other accessories that can be integrated into this off-roader to customise it or make it look better, which depends on the customers to choose from.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has equipped this rugged off-roader with a classy set of light alloy wheels. The pronounced wheel arches of the 2.2-litre diesel engine based Tata Xenon XT are fitted with a set of exclusive yet robust 16 inch five twin spoke alloy wheels, which have been fitted with sturdy tubeless radial tyres of size 235/70 R16 105 S, which are very sturdy and have a superior road grip on any terrain. The company has also equipped this Tata Xenon XT off-roader with a full size spare wheel as well along with other tools, which aid in changing the tyre.
Ed's take:The handling of the Xenon is good for its size and ground clearance it offers.
This is one of the most important and crucial aspects of this off roader, which will ensure that the passengers as well as the vehicle is safe and in good condition. The company has equipped this Tata Xenon XT off roader with a robust suspension mechanism along with a sturdy braking system as well, which will take good care of the occupants as well as this massive vehicle and keep it under the control of the driver and well balanced on any terrain. This front axle of this gigantic off roader has been fitted with a independent double wishbone type of a suspension mechanism, while the rear axle gets parabolic leaf springs, which help in keeping this Tata Xenon XT properly balanced and stable on any landscape. On the other hand, the company has fitted the front wheels of this vehicle with a ventilated disc brake with twin pot caliper, whereas the rear wheels are equipped with auto adjusting type drum brakes for proficient braking. Apart from all this, the company has also equipped this rugged mean machine with a highly advanced anti lock braking system (ABS) along with a sophisticated electronic brake force distribution (EBD) mechanism as well.
Ed's take:The safety features on the Xenon are fairly limited and it is even good off the road.
Apart from the power packed diesel engine, stylish exteriors and exciting comfort features, the company has also integrated some very crucial and vital safety aspects, which will ensure proper security and protection for the passengers as well as this massive off-roader. The list of these safety aspects comprises of a door intrusion beam, a highly advanced engine immobilizer to avoid any untoward entry, an advanced anti lock braking system along with the electronic brake force distribution mechanism, which will enhance the braking abilities of this Tata Xenon XT. Then this masculine off-roader have also been integrated with a door open alarm, a highly developed LSD (limited slip differential) system, advanced front brakes, which have been given bigger brake disc's along with sturdy twin pot callipers for efficient braking on any terrain. The Tata Xenon XT off-roader also has child locks for rear doors, adjustable three point seat and lap belts with seat belt unfasten warning, tubeless tyres, motorized head lamps adjustment, door open warning lamp, anti submarine seats that give ample room and comfort to all the passengers, fuel gauge with low fuel warning indicator, an internal anti-glare rear view mirror, a high mount stop lamp, a provision for child seat anchorage on the rear wall, a collapsible steering column, both the front and rear bumpers equipped with clear lens fog lamps and many more such safety aspects as well.
Tata Xenon XT Pros :
1. Engine performance is very good.
2. An ideal vehicle for multi-utility purpose.
3. Handling on rugged roads is simpler.
4. Interior features are quite satisfying.
5. After sales service is good.
Tata Xenon XT Cons :
1. Fuel economy is disappointing.
2. Engine noise level can be reduced.
3. Initial cost of ownership is too high.
4. Exterior appearance can be better.
5. Not an ideal vehicle for city conditions.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|10.24||13.49||138.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|10.24||13.49||138.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|