Tata’s new TL Sprint (Xenon)

tata xenon tl-sprint.jpgTata readies new Tatamobile – the Xenon:

Tata Motor’s is giving final touches to its new one-tonne pickup the Sprint, which is showcased in 2006 Bologona motor show and will be launched in India soon. The Sprint is a derivative of the original Tatamobile, and the current Telcoline. Tata’s TL Sprint might be christened as Xenon when launched.

Design and Engineering:

Tata developed the new TL Sprint (Xenon) from conception and designed in just 18 months. Concept Group Consulting, a UK design consultants, designed the new Xenon. The new Xenon(TL sprint) is a body-on-frame pickup and is based on the 207’s chassis. Tata’s new TL-sprint(xenon) has a length of  5.125 meters, width of 1.86 m and height of 1.77 meters (vacuum). Xenon’s cargo space is ample (1.40 x 1.40 x 1.40 meters) can carry a payload capacity 1,000 kilograms. The TL sprint (xenon) is highly equipped and will feature power windows and seats,  air conditioning, four-wheel drive, electronic change on the fly,  alloy wheels, power steering,a CD player. Xenon also hosts a set of safety and security features that includes power locks with remote control, immobilizer, heating exterior mirrors, front and rear fog lamps, ABS and dual airbags. Some of these features will not be available in the indian market.

Xenon gets safari’s 2.2L engine:

Tata’s Xenon will be offered with a new 140hp, 2.2-liter DICOR engine which powers the recently launched Tata’s 2.2L Safari.  The maximum torque is 320 Nm. The Xenon is coupled to a gearbox and five-speed overdrive. With this powerful engine the Xenon can reach 0-100 km / h in less than 15 seconds and capable of reaching a top speed of 160kmph.

Xenon to rival M&M getaway:

The TL Sprint imposes a point robust, more modern and Young, following the trend of the new generation of pick-ups. It reaches the customer who seeks a car practical, original and with good carrying capacity, but more concerned about their moments of leisure than with the work. Hence, the Xenon will fit into the lifestyle segment perfectly. Recently, Mahindra and Mahindra introduced india’s first lifestyle SUV the scorpio getaway in double cab version. To counter the scorpio getaway and to have an edge over the rival Tata may launch the new TL Sprint (Xenon) in two configurations — single cab and double cab with an all-wheel drive(AWD or 4WD).

more LCV’s from Tata’s arsenal

Soon after the launch of the new TL Sprint (Xenon), Tata Motors will launch its next generation 407 and 709 model that is part of its existing light commercial vehicle (LCV) range. Tata’s popular 407 was first introduced in 1986. In 2003 Tata introduced a turbo-variant (Tata SFC 407 EX Turbo). The LPT 709 model was first introduced in 1994. It was upgrade with a turbo intercooler in September 2002.

TL sprint in Thailand

Thailand is world’s 2nd largest pick-up market after United States of America(USA). After the Indian launch, Tata’s TL sprint pickup(xenon) will head in Thailand. Tata Motors had recently entered into a JV in Thailand with Thonburi Automotive Assembly to assemble and market the new TL sprint (xenon) in that country. In Thailand, the TL sprint (xenon) will be sold under the Tata brand. Tata has developed both the 2.2 litre and 3.0 litre engines for the Thai market. Tata Motors will stick to the utility function of the pickup and promote the Sprint as a workhorse as opposed to the luxury/lifestyle image of many Japanese pickups in Thailand.

Fiat’s Xenon in South America and Europe:

Fiat would assemble the Tata’s new TL Sprint (Xenon) at its plant in Cordoba, Argentina. The TL sprint (Xenon) will be badged Fiat and will be sold in Brazil and Argentina through the Fiat dealer network. Single and double cab versions of TL sprint (Xenon) will be sold with four-wheel or rear-wheel drive options. Fiat is planning to assemble around 20,000 units of TL sprint (xenon) per year. It is likely that this sprint will be a little different from the models to be introduced in India and Thailand. Yes, Fiat will sell its version of the Xenon with a Brazilian-built 134hp 2.3-liter JTD (Fiat’s common-rail diesel unit), which is used in its Ducato large van in Brazil. It will be Fiat’s first body-on-frame pickup.  Fiat’s Strada front-wheel-drive pick-up has a unibody construction. Later, Fiat will introduce the TL sprint (xenon) in select European and central American markets.

TL Sprint in South Africa:

Tata may launch the TL sprint(Xenon) in South Africa too where it already sells many of its products. For the South American market TL sprint pick-up may be powered by the 3.0L , 157bhp diesel DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail). Russia may also get the new TL sprint.

17 thoughts on “Tata’s new TL Sprint (Xenon)”

  1. liked the suv and just want to know when it will be avaiable in india and what is the price tag mark. plz send me the reply as soon as possible. Warm Regards Vishvanath Iyer

  2. hey vik lookin at the tata xenon n i loved it …pritty much standin by with cash in hand … when does it launch …. … ps what do u make of the force gurkha … thanks

  3. Good Evening, I am trying to source a suitable 4WD single cab pick up for rough/hot conditions…I have spent some time in India and I am aware of the rough conditions and reliability of the Tata range……….My client is fixed on either the Toyota Landcruiser 70 Pickup or the Landrover Defender single cab high capacity pickup etc. I have an initial order of around 500 units and possible a second order of around the same…..my only problem is to convince my client that these vehicles are strong and robust for such conditions and also to convince them that the unit price makes them a very attractive alternative. So can you send me some convincing evidence regarding the Tata Talcoline Single Cab Diesel Pick-Up and more importantly the best unit price for an initial order of 500 units on the basis of C&F Mombasa……I would also need some strong evidence that such an order can be met along with the time frame……alternatively maybe we could look at obtaining quotas from other regions…..can you also advise if this unit is available direct from the Port of Mumbai ex your Pune factory? I also heard a rumour that Tata may be taking over Landrover in Africa and if that is the case maybe we could also discuss the Defender 110 single cab high capacity pickup…I heard that this may happen in the next couple of weeks?? Yours sincerely Peter Eyre Director Eyre International Ph +44 (0) 1332 341691 pr Mobile +44 (0) 7786 453919

  4. Hi Peter Eyre ! U can trust tatas any model as they are fuel efficiant , robust, U can assume blindluy that any perticular vehicle which has successfully running on indian roads should be a good model , and by the way this vehicle is on the roads for more than 20 years now, better u can got for tatas new zenon or sprint , that will be a good choice and i am sure it will definatly save u r money Kiran Patil

  5. well the model of TL sprint is different than other indian product…..ss… when the new model came first, we comment the outer looks first of all.. so here i want to say that the TL sprint model is quite sexy looks…The outer framing of this vehicle system is just like one piece of framing…umm.. umm…thatz the model…lets wish that the tata will bring this model as soon as they can….well am the tataz fan from NePaL…I would like to supressed that the company should not only focus the model but also the easy to operation of vehicle system….well but in japanese vehicle(pick-up) the operation of gear system is quite softness than indian pick-up..Hope that your company will soon vanished these problems…Nepal one of the great (2nd) user of our tataz product….

  6. well the model of TL sprint is different than other indian product…..ss… when the new model came first, we comment the outer looks first of all.. so here i want to say that the TL sprint model is quite sexy looks…The outer framing of this vehicle system is just like one piece of framing…umm.. umm…thatz the model…lets wish that the tata will bring this model as soon as they can….well am the tataz fan from NePaL…I would like to supressed that the company should not only focus the model but also the easy to operation of vehicle system….well but in japanese vehicle(pick-up) the operation of gear system is quite softness than indian pick-up..Hope that your company will soon vanished these problems…Nepal one of the great (2nd) user of your tataz product….

  7. Hi The Double cab SUV looks good, and I guess it should definately feel like a SUV with Shift-on-the-fly all wheel wheel drive tech. Have seen it here on Pune roads near TATA Motors Pimpri. Just checking for the price tag. ????

  8. I would like to know if Tata’s New TL Sprint (Xenon) model will be manufactured at Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company in thailand. What will be the production in year 2008. Vaishali Sanap

  9. Has the Xenon launched? No update anywhere! A big fan of pick up trucks …. not that we have too much of a choice in India 🙁 Cheers! Manish

  10. Looks like Xenon is still on tests, though featured in the motor shows. I see it here (Pimpri, Pune) running on roads, filled with water barrels. Malasian and African countries are the targets for the BAKKIE. This should be the first crew cab MUV in India.

  11. Hi … Can any one please provide me the price list of the tata xenon in indian currency, and can any one give the details that when xenon will be launched in india.. If any information found please revert me at mdnizam904@gmail.com Regards Nizamuddin

  12. Went for Xenon Test drive today. The test drive vehicle was not available & the dealer said if I want to buy they can give me the display piece for a fresh run. Xenon is a stunner from outside but a few minutes of smooth talking with dealer sales guy i already have his version of how many customers have seen & rejected this marvel. Here are some inputs 1) Xenon interiors are terrible. The moment you open the door it smells of cheap plastic 2) Run your hand over the plastics and you can see & feel the cheapness of it 3) the glove box is terribly positioned & makes a “PHAT” sound when opened & closed 4) Xenon most colors are not available at dealers 5) SUV Sales hasn’t picked up in india despite news reports that elections are lifting it up 6) the back seat is a bench with cushions. The dealer himself told me this 7) waiting period of 15 days & if you want canopy version it will take a month 8) there is soft canopy available (None on display) 9) Almost all essentials which are on display or in tata website is actually not standard fitment. So add up 1~1.5 lac extra to your budget to buy them. If you end up buying this vehicle please be prepared to spend another 1 lac Rs on Standard equipment which are not standard along with the car (both versions of xenon are bare) The pricelist of accessories as below a) Rear Bumper — 10930 b) Nudge Guard Full — 14214 c) Nudge Guard Half Option Not available d) Mats — 1640 e) The Bed Liner (Luggage Area) — 8900 f) Canopy — 46980 *** THE CANOPY WEIGHS 600KG. Though officially weight was not available dealer told it takes 5 people to lift it and told me approx weight g) Door Visor — 2563 h) Roof Rack —10000 i) Side Step—-11675 j) Boot Lid —- 36191 k) Full Floor Matting Vinyl — 1801 So if you are planning to buy a Canopy version then be prepared to see vehicle kerb weight go up by 600kg and performance will take a beating along with mileage.

  13. Best way to do a plastic comparison is most tata showrooms will have a fiat vehicle . Take a look inside the plastic quality of Fiat & then check the Xenon or any Tata Vehicle. I think Tata Motors Management has not done a QC Check on their suppliers for decades now else something like this shouldnt have escaped their notice

  14. xenon -well designed powerfull and hard muscled not ment for styling, but stylish, excellent off road abilities i liked it

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