Tata Motors strengthens its Ultra Truck range with Ultra Plus 1418 & Ultra 814 AMT

Tata Motors, one of the leading commercial vehicle brands in South Africa, showcased two new variants Ultra Plus 1418 & Ultra 814 AMT enhancing the Ultra Platform range, at Futuroad Expo, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Ultra AMT 814 is a variant of the existing Ultra range of vehicles for discerning customers looking for ease of operations. The Ultra Plus 1418 is a completely new model complimenting the HCV range of Ultra offerings.

Powered by the Tata New Gen 5.0L common rail engine, Ultra Plus 1418 is a multipurpose offering in HCV range that will be available in the wheelbase options of 4900 & 5300 mm. The vehicle will offer a payload capacity between 7-8T making it ideal  for both medium & short haul distribution. Ultra Plus 1418 gives a unique value for money proposition which provides class leading attributes to ensure lowest cost of operations.

Three models from Ultra range were showcased at Futuroad Expo, 2019 including ULTRA 814 (AMT), ULTRA 1014 (5.5T), and ULTRA 1418 (7.5T) and three models from the Prima range – Prima 2528.K 6 x4 Tipper & Prima 3338.K 8×4 Tipper and Prima 4938.S.


The Ultra platform is modular with 5 deck lengths, 5 wheelbases and payloads ranging from 4-8 tonnes, designed to deliver across applications making this offering a true business utility vehicle. The Tata ULTRA is designed & tested for South African conditions and delivers five key benefits

Ultra Versatility with multiple wheelbase & payload options. Ultra Performance with a powerful 140 PS/180PS Common Rail engine and new gen 6-Speed Over Drive transmission. Ultra Comfort with extra space, ergonomic seating, best-in-class NVH and standard HVAC ensuring higher driver productivity. Ultra Style with elegant & stylish aerodynamically designed cabin. Ultra Safety with full air brake and a cabin meeting European safety norms

Be it for large fleet, captive users, fleet rental companies or logistics companies, the Tata ULTRA offers class-leading features such as widest cabin & track that makes it one of the most versatile platform for wider and longer bodies.


A next-generation range of heavy-duty commercial vehicles from Tata Motors, the Tata PRIMA will set new benchmarks in styling and features, with a combination of power, world-class performance, fuel efficiency, superior technology and safety, uncompromisingly built for long-distance and long hours of transportation. Developed with Tata Motors subsidiary – Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles (TDCV), the Tata PRIMA range is designed and developed with technical inputs from across the world, hence is also referred to as the ‘World-Smart Truck’ from Tata Motors. The Tata PRIMA is based on an Italian cab design, with engine technology from the U.S., gearbox expertise from the U.S. and Germany, chassis frame know-how from Mexico and sheet metal dies from Japan and Korea, combined with Swedish precision on a robotic weld line.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rudrarup Maitra, Head (Commercial Vehicles) , International Business, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors is delighted to be here at the Futuroad Show, with a significant display of our new Ultra & Prima range of  products. Our presence here is not only a showcase of our capabilities in commercial vehicles, but also our commitment to the South African market. With our new range of future ready products, we will continue to play an active role in the commercial vehicles industry here in South Africa and work closely with our customers, to develop and bring value creating commercial vehicle products and solutions catering to varied needs of the country.”

Mr. Len Brand, Chief Executive Officer at TATA Africa Holdings and Head of Distribution Vertical at TATA International said, “We are privileged to be a partner of Tata Motors and to execute the vision they have for South Africa. We are continuously looking for opportunities to improve our customers’ interaction with our products and keeping their vehicles on the road is of extreme importance to us. To this end, we have invested in upgrading our dealer footprint and currently have more than 30 dealers who offer the full range of services including sales, service, and spare parts. We have increased our 2S touchpoints to 91. We facilitate financing solutions for customers purchasing vehicles from us and a vehicle warranty is included with all vehicles sold across the African continent to ensure complete peace of mind. Delivering on our UPTIME promise to our customers is our key objective and we will ensure that our customers are served with complete satisfaction.”


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