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TATA Worker

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The Tata Worker is a workhorse by the Indian based car maker Tata Motors. Tata first produced its first locomotive in 1954 in partnership with Daimler-Benz AG; which partnership ended in 1969. Tata is rated India’s largest automobile company and has been recognized as a leading player in the manufacture of commercial vehicles and it stands among the top three automobile makers of passenger vehicles. Tata is placed as the world’s 4th largest truck manufacturer.

There are two models which are on offer by Tata South Africa; which are the Tata 3L Worker dropside and Tata 3L Chassis Cab. The Tata Worker Chassis model has been on the market from the year 2008. These two models are also part of the Telcoline model lineup. The two engines make use of a 3.0 liter engine which is capable of a maximum power of 64kW at 4300 rpm and a maximum torque of 180Nm between 1500 and 2000 rpm. The Tata Worker makes use of a 5-speed manual transmission. The front suspension of the Worker adopts the coil springs while the rear takes on the live axle. The turning circle of the two models is 12.7 meters. The front braking system of the Tata Worker makes use of the front discs and drums on the rear.

The Tata Worker comes with a front track which measures 1466mm and a rear track of 1466mm. The wheelbase of the Worker is 3150mm while the front overhang measures 810mm and the rear overhang measures 1120mm. the overall length of the Tata Worker is 5060mm, while the overall width is 1810 and the overall height is 1670mm. The two models make use of steel wheels and take on the size 16 inch wheels and tyres.

The interior comfort offered by the Tata Worker takes on such definitions as the front door pockets, top of the range cloth seats and front bucket seats. In car entertainment comes in the options of the radio and CD player with 2 speakers. The driver enjoys the presence of the tilt adjustable steering, while hosts of the Tata Worker enjoy the floor carpeting. Other notable features include the variable speed intermittent wipers, one-touch wipe action, lights-on buzzer, low fuel warning light and keys in warning buzzer.

The exterior of the Tata Worker is shaped by such definitions as the optional alloy wheels, double re-enforced loadbox, mudflaps, rear fog lights and the rear step which is optional on the Dropside model. The safety and security of the Tata Worker is provided in the form of the many advanced features which include the collapsible steering, side impact protection beams and lockable glovebox. Other safety features which propel the Worker to the front line of the product line include the transponder immobilizer and the optional gear lock system.

Tata South Africa offers this vehicle to the local market with a warranty of 3 years/ 100,000km and a Tata Roadside Assistance of 12 months. Service interval is set at 10,000km. The vehicle does not disappoint at all. It has come on the market to establish which it was designed for, to work.

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