Tata Xenon, with automatic transmission was showcased at the 2016 Bangkok Motor Show in March this year. Recently, the pick-up was spied in India, parked alongisde other Tata test vehicles, including Tata Magic and a Tata bus.
Spy shots reveal that the Xenon variant spied is in fact the one with automatic transmission, which has been spied for the first time in India. The Tata Xenon is powered by a 2.2 liter diesel engine offering 147 PS and 320 Nm with only a 5 speed manual transmission. Until the launch of AT variant in Bangkok, Xenon was only offered with a 5 speed MT across the globe.
Tata now has plans to launch the Xenon AT across more markets around the world. The engine and transmission set-up is same as that seen on the upcoming Hexa SUV- Tata’s new flagship.
To be offered in single as well as double cab format, the new Xenon Automatic will be mated to a more powerful version of the 2.2 liter diesel engine. This will deliver 156 PS and 400 Nm. On board features will include dual front airbags, alloy wheels and new touchscreen infotainment system while ABS is offered as standard.
Tata Xenon 4×4 pickup is the most versatile pick-up on Indian roads. It is a combination of sturdiness and comfort, performance and looks and is an ideal choice for many small and medium business ventures for their transport operations. Addition of automatic transmission will attract a wider customer base to the brand.