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.
Tata Motor group is a popular automaker with several varied vehicles in their stable. One such utility vehicle is Tata Xenon XT model series, which is available in both 4x2 and 4x4 versions. It is fitted with a 2.2-litre DiCOR diesel engine, which has four cylinders and 16 valves along with variable turbine technology. The engine is further coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission gear box. The front axle is fitted with an independent double wishbone, while the rear axle has parabolic leaf springs suspension. It has a vacuum assisted independent hydraulic braking system, which delivers exceptional performance. The front wheels are equipped with ventilated disc brakes including twin pot calipers, whereas its rear wheels are fitted with drum brake featuring auto adjusting type braking system. The car maker is offering an option to personalize this vehicle with aspects like a nudge guard and additional roof lights. In addition to these, customers can also opt for a side step, canopy, roof rails and roof carrier. It has many contemporary exterior and interior aspects, which makes it look stylish. The frontage is fitted with a chrome radiator grille, stylish headlight cluster, body colored bumper, wide air dam and fog lamps as well. The side profile is fitted with body colored door handles, side view mirrors and black tape on B pillar. The wheel arches are fitted with a set of stylish alloy wheels. The interiors are done up with two tone beige color scheme and the seats are covered with dual tone fabric upholstery, which looks attractive. The seats are adjustable with lumbar support that helps passengers to have a comfortable journey. The second row seats are completely foldable that further improves the storage area. The dashboard is equipped with a graphic based instrument cluster along with music system, power steering and many other features. It also has a 12V power point on floor console, which is used to charge mobiles and other accessories. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and is mounted with multi-functional switches. The floor is fully equipped with a dark beige carpet. This pick up truck is also blessed with many comfort features like power steering, rear window demister, adjustable tilt steering, remote operated fuel flap and many more. There are many safety and security aspects, which includes ABS with EBD breaking system, immobilizer, door ajar warning and rear intrusion beam.
This Tata Xenon XT is equipped with many stylish exterior aspects. The frontage is fitted with a wide chrome radiator grille that has three horizontal strips. The company's emblem is affixed in its center. There is a large headlight cluster equipped with powerful headlamps and turn indicators. Below this there is a body colored bumper with silver finish under-guard. It is further fitted with a pair of fog lights, which enhances the visibility ahead. There is a wide air dam that allows to cool engine quickly by providing better air intake. The slanting bonnet has a couple of visible character lines. It has a large windscreen fitted with a pair of intermittent wipers that helps to wipe rain water. It is also equipped with radio antenna on the roof, which provides better reception for FM and AM tuners . There is a roof rail that helps to carry bulk luggage. The side profile is elegantly decorated with body colored pull type door handles, OVRMs and a side step. The outer mirrors are equipped with turn indicators. There is a black tape on B pillar, which gives it a trendy appeal. The wheel arches are neatly carved and are fitted with a set of stylish alloy wheels, which further enhances its elegance. The rear profile has a large taillight cluster that is equipped with turn indicators and brake lights. It also has a large rear windscreen, which is integrated with a demister. The boot lid is equipped with body colored door handle and a reflector. Furthermore it has TATA embossing along with Xenon XT badging, which adds to its elegance. The body colored bumper is fitted with a pair of reflectors and foot step.
This pick up truck is very spacious that can accommodate 5 passengers easily. The total length is 5125mm and its overall width and height are 1660mm and 1833mm respectively. The size of its wheelbase is 3150mm that offers sufficient leg room along with head and shoulder space for all the passengers, which is quite decent. Its kerb weight is about 1900kgs and the body load carrying capacity is 260kgs. It has a large fuel tank with a capacity of 65 liters.
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 interior aspects are quite captivating with its two tone beige color scheme. The seats are rich and covered with a dual tone fabric upholstery, which looks attractive. They can be adjusted and also have lumbar support. The second row seats are completely foldable, which helps in increasing the storage area. The dashboard is fitted with a graphic instrument cluster and it has a white back light. The central console is stylish with faux wood finish and has cup holders. The instrument cluster has an integrated music system with radio, CD player and USB . There is a 12V power point on the floor console to charge mobiles and other portable accessories. The steering wheel is covered with leather and is mounted with multifunctional switches. Further it is embedded with a company's insignia in its center. The steering wheel can be tilt adjusted. The floor is covered with complete dark beige carpet that adds to the elegance. Other interior aspects include bottle holders on door trims, analog clock, cigarette lighter and ash tray, illuminated ignition key slot, puddle lamps.
This Tata Xenon XT is blessed with several lavish aspects. The seats have lumbar support and are adjustable as well, which makes traveling comfortable. These are further fitted with seat belts that are adjustable and keep the occupants secure. It has a music system equipped with radio, CD player, USB along with speakers as well. The HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) unit has a pollen filter, which cleanses the air and removes allergens from outside. It has a resposive power steering wheel that helps the driver to steer easily. This utility vehicle is also fitted with front and rear power windows. There are front roof lamp cum spot reading lamps, dual front sun visors, magazine pockets and bottle holder on door trims as well. The central console has cup holders to hold beverages and water bottles. The instrument cluster is equipped with a tachometer and tripmeter along with other notification lamps. Other comfort features include ash tray, outside rear view mirror with heating function, puddle lamps, remote operated fuel flap, analog clock, sunshade band on screen and adjustable light intensity on instrument panel.
The interiors of this Tata Xenon XT are rich and has well cushioned seats. These are adjustable with lumbar support that makes journey comfortable. The cabin is quite roomy and can accommodate 5 passengers with ease that gives them a luxuriant and pleasurable traveling experience. It has abundant leg room as well as head and shoulder space for all the passengers. The front and knee room is also satisfactory along with good elbow room.
Quartz Black - Xenon XT
Ed's take: The acceleration produced by this oil burner is good, infact it is the torque that is more vital here.
This diesel mill is paired with five speed manual transmission gear box. It has the ability to attain a top speed in the range of 160 to 165kmph. On the other hand, it can reach a top speed of 0 to 100kmph in about 15 to 17 seconds.
Ed's take: The engine and performance of the Xenon XT is good, especially when the turbo spools at about 1900rpm.
It is fitted with a 2.2-litre power packed DiCOR engine, which is run by a 32-bit electronic control unit. The diesel mill is further equipped with four cylinders and 16 valves. It is further fitted with a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) along with a variable turbine technology . The fuel supply system is based on common rail direct injection. It has a total displacement capacity of 2179cc. The motor has the ability to generate a maximum power output of 138.08bhp and yields a peak torque of 320Nm between 1750 to 2700rpm. This power packed mill is further mated with 5 speed manual transmission gear box.
Ed's take: The Xenon’s 2.2-litre DiCOR returns an efficiency of 10-11km to a litre.
It is fitted with a power packed diesel mill that has an intercooler turbocharger. It is further equipped with DiCOR (direct injection common rail) fuel supply system. The engine has the ability to generate a mileage of 10.24kmpl on city roads, whereas it gives about 13.49kmpl on highways.
Ed's take: The 140bhp DiCOR power is sufficient on paper, and this is the same oil burner that powers the Safari DiCOR.
The diesel engine is fitted with four cylinders and sixteen valves with variable turbine technology. The mill has a capacity to generate a total displacement of 2179cc . The maximum power output produced by this powerful diesel plant is 138.08bhp that results in a peak torque output of 320 in the range of 1750 to 2700rpm.
|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|
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.
This utility vehicle has an integrated music system along with radio, CD player and USB connectivity that enhances in-cabin entertainment for all the passengers. The steering wheel is equipped with multi-functional switches to control audio unit by the driver. Customers can personalize this robust truck with many features according to their taste. The personalization kit includes front nudge guard to prevent any crashes by the vehicles, roof light for further visibility. Customers can also opt bed liner on open deck floor that ensures it free from scratches. It also includes side step, lockable canopy that keeps all the goods safe and secure, roof rails and roof carrier, boot lid covering to cover load compartment and chrome rear bumper.
The manufacturer blessed this vehicle with an excellent braking system and suspension mechanism. It is equipped with vacuum assisted independent hydraulic breaking system . The front axle is fitted with an independent double wishbone, while its rear axle has parabolic leaf springs. On the other hand, its front wheels are equipped with ventilated disc brakes, twin pot caliper, whereas the rear wheels are fitted with drum brake, auto adjusting type for proficient breaking. Apart from this, the company has equipped this vehicle with ABS (Anti-lock breaking system) which helps to prevent wheel lock up during sudden breaking along with EBD (electronic brake force distribution mechanism) that helps to apply an appropriate brake force.
It is equipped with many vital safety aspects to protect all the passengers. It has door intrusion beam and engine mobilizer that further adds to its security. The seats are adjustable with lumbar support and equipped with lap belt that ensures safety in case of any accident. It also has anti-submarine seats to protect the driver and passenger in any event of collision. There is a provision for child seat anchorage on rear wall. There is a fuel gauge with low fuel indicator warning, which further enhances the safety while driving. It has front brakes with bigger brake disc and calipers with twin spot along with ABS and EBD mechanism. It is also equipped with motorized head lamps adjustment, high mount stop lamp, collapsible steering column, front and rear fog lights. Other safety features include door open alarm, LSD (limited slip differential), child lock on rear door, seat belt unfasten warning, door open ajar warning.
The company has fitted this Tata Xenon XT with a set of classy 16-inch alloy wheels. These are further covered by a tubeless tyres. The size of these rims are 235/70 R16, 105 S that gives a sturdy grip on any road. The company has also affixed a full size spare wheel, which is standard for all its variants along with tools to change a flat tyre.
1. Reliable engine performance.
2. This vehicle is perfect for multi utility purpose.
3. Driving on any terrains is simpler.
4. Very good interior features.
5. After sales service is quite good.
1. Fuel economy can still be made better.
2. Engine noise can be further reduced.
3. Maintenance and initial cost of ownership is high.
4. Scope of improving exterior appearance.
5. Slightly difficult to drive on smaller city roads.
|EX 4X2 |
|9,95,753||10,09,773||10,22,490||10,22,712||9,97,561||10,14,051||10,42,233||Get On Road Price|
|EX 4X4 |
|10,99,337||11,15,199||11,29,036||11,28,138||11,01,365||11,19,477||11,48,662||Get On Road Price|
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