Tata Ace is a mini multi-purpose workhorse highly capable to be customized as a passenger vehicle, a van with sturdy panels, or a store on wheels. Though the smallest in the stable of Tata, this reliable chameleon can truly perform thanks to its fuel-efficient engine and durable body structure. It offers a subtle but convenient cabin fitted with useful features. Businesses can greatly benefit from this minivan as it is tested to be easy to maintain. In the Philippines, the Tata Ace HT is offered in White and Yellow.
The Tata Ace was introduced in May 2005 to fill the demand for a compact, light, and economical truck that could carry loads over short distances. Three variants of the minivan were introduced: the Tata Ace, the Tata Super Ace, and the Tata Ace Zip. Since its official launch, the forward-thinking Indian automobile company gained success courtesy of the vehicle’s superb versatility and cost-effectiveness to small and medium enterprises. It also created a new segment in the automobile industry that other car manufacturers are trying to fill.
Locally, this acclaimed minivan was launched in 2017 through the partnership of Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, its local official distributor, and Tata Motors.
This Tata Ace measures 3,800mm long, 1,500mm wide, and 1,845mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,100mm. As it is built solely to perform, the exterior of the Tata Ace is subtle yet possesses a ready-to-work vibe. Its front features a widely angled outside rear view mirror matched with a circular pair of headlights, two amber circular lights which function as turn lights, a narrow grille with two slots, and a durable black bumper with tow hook.
Its body is built with black door handles, window creases, rounded wheel arches, and a load carrier bay with elongated and perfectly lined-up slats. Its impressive 1,550 kilograms gross weight and 710 kilograms payload are ideal as it aids its fuel-efficiency capability plus it can carry a good number of loads for small to medium businesses.
Supporting the Tata Ace is a set of durable 145 R12 LT 8PR Radial tire wheels.
Like its exterior, the cabin of the Tata Ace is plain but is equipped with driving necessities such as a well-built beige dashboard with instrument console, an ergonomic two-spoke black steering wheel, high positioned seats, wide windscreen for a good outside view, and an efficient air conditioning system.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing entertainment inside the Tata Ace is a 1-DIN audio system.
Platform & Chassis
The Tata Ace is fitted with a parabolic leaf spring suspension at the front and rear and a hydraulic double-acting telescopic-type shock absorber. Its braking power is assisted disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.