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2007-11-21 07:48
Tata has introduced what it calls a "lifestyle bakkie" to the South African market. The Indian carmaker's Xenon bakkie, which is available in 4x2 and 4x4 guises, will slot in above the Telcoline workhorse bakkies.

The Xenon comes with only one engine option, a 3-litre common rail direct injection diesel engine unit. Power output is 85 kW at 3 000 r/min while torque is 300 Nm at 1 600 r/min.

In terms of driving comfort the Xenon offers power steering and an adjustable tilt steering column. Standard features include air conditioning, radio/CD/MP3 sound system and front and rear power windows. To improve interior space and versatility the rear seats can fold away.

On the safety side Tata says that the Xenon has a brake load sensing proportioning valve, a full "safety cell" made up of front crumple zones, a collapsible steering column, a re-enforced roll-over bar, inertia reel locking on all the seatbelts and side intrusion beams.

The 4x4 model features "shift on the fly" while low Range is also standard with a final drive ratio of 34:2. The rear differential incorporates a limited slip-diff too.


  • Xenon 4x2: R169 995
  • Xenon 4x4: R194 995

    It comes with a 3 year/100 000 km manufacturer?s warranty and a 3 year/60 000 km service plan.


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