Tata Xenon XT Diesel 4x4 Review
Best Double-cab Pick-up TruckThursday, June 20, 2013
Tata Xenon XT is a powerful 4x4 C+ segment MUV pick-up truck launched by Tata to compete with one of its kind Mahindra Getaway in Indian market. It is a quite lone segment in India but could be a thriving section soon as the Indian market growing bigger.
Tata Xenon XT has a stylish, robust and bold exterior which includes large bonnet with sharp lines and clear lens headlights raised upwards, black colored front grille with large Tata logo at center, edgy front bumper with circular fog lights and air-dam, huge 16-inch five twin spoke alloy wheels, huge and sporty side steps and roof rails, electrically adjustable ORVMs with side indicators, large side doors, long load bay at rear, large wheelbase of 3150mm and low tail lights and rear bumper. It has a length of 5125mm, width of 1860mm and height of 1765mm as its dimension and has a kerb weight between 1900-1950kgs.
The interiors of Tata Xenon XT gives a refreshing look with its dual toned silver grey interiors, good quality plastic, leather covered three spoke adjustable steering wheel, anti-glare day and night internal rear view mirrors, vanity mirror, rear defogger, fold-able rear seats, long gear knob and highly spacious with large space for head room, shoulder room and knee room. For the pure comfort of passengers, it includes adjustable power steering, power windows, analogue clock, powerful AC, key-less entry, electronically adjustable external wing mirrors, lamps, sun visors, adjustable seats and an ash tray. It has a spacious grey colored dashboard with central console having AC vents and other controls, instrument console with circular dials and large glove box. There is also an option for an audio system with CD player, MP3 player, FM Radio, USB port, AUX-in and speakers for an entertaining ride.
Tata Xenon XT has a very powerful 2179cc 2.2L DiCOR (Direct Injection Common Rail) four-cylinder sixteen-valve VTT (Variable Turbine Technology) DOHC (Dual Overhead Cam Shaft) diesel engine with a maximum power of 140 bhp at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1700-2700 rpm giving the top speed of 160-165 kmph and reaches 0-100 kmph mark in under 15 seconds and has a five speed manual gearbox transmission. It has a mileage of 10.24 kmpl in the cities and 13.49 kmpl on the highways.
For the utmost safety of its passengers, this MUV includes door intrusion beam, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, remote central locking, door open alarm, LSD (Limited Slip Differential) system, advanced front brakes with bigger disks, rear door child lock, adjustable three point seat and lap belts with warning system in case of unfastening, door open warning lamps, ant-submarine seats, anti-glare internal rear view mirror, tubeless tires, high stop lamps, collapsible steering column, clear lens front and rear fog lamps and rear protection roll bar. It has ventilated disk brakes with dual pot callipers at front and auto adjustable drum brakes at rear. The suspension system is an independent double wishbone type at front and parabolic leaf springs at rear. It has a high ground clearance of 200mm for easy off roading and a fuel tank capacity of 65 litres.
Tata Xenon XT has two variants which are EX 4x2 and EX 4x4. It has four shades which are Arctic White, Arctic Silver, Mineral Red and Quartz Black. It comes with a warranty of 2 years or 75,000kms whatever comes earlier. It has a price range of INR 9.98-11.40 lakhs (approx., may vary). Overall, this pick-up truck seems like a great combination of performance, safety, space, comfort, speed, robustness and style but have a high price range which can be an alerting factor for Tata in Indian market.