It has been almost 26 years since Tata Motors introduced is one of the most light commercial vehicles in India way back in 1986. The Tata 407 is well-known for a solid body and powerful engine to perform heavy tasks. It ruled the market for a long time here in India and it had everything which is ideal for a commercial vehicle buyers. Recently our good friend at Burnyourfuel has spotted the test-mule of the upcoming 407 facelift caught testing in the streets of Pune.
From the images, the changes evident on the front-fascia with a bigger grill and the headlamps and turn indicators are now integrated into a single unit. Also the usage of plastics has increased as the headlamp surroundings and even on the front bumper. To make the facelift noticeable, the company has also added a chrome strip above the Tata logo.
The folks at Burnyourfuel say the overall size remains almost the same but the inner cabin is made much more comfortable and spacious, the front windscreen is bigger in size and that helps the driver to get a better view of the road ahead. The exisiting 407 EX has a power and torque output of 71.3 PS and 200 Nm respectively and has a load carrying capacity of 2.25 tonnes.
The facelift could also get a tweaked power train to meet the latest emission norms and also a higher payload rating. The prices and the launch date have not been disclosed yet.
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Source – BurnYourFuel.com