As we all know, Tata Motors Group is a successful Indian car manufacturer and the world’s fourth-large commercial vehicle builder. Tata Xenon model, which is one of the most popular productions of Tata, is a cheap but powerful and solid answer to the Japanese rivals that have taken over the market. Although it might seem cheap, but it is more expensive than other opponents like Mahindra Pik-Up (Indian rival), Foton Tunland (Chinese car) and Great Wall V200. Basically, Xenon is a great choice for people who want to own a basic ute. To be honest, its price might be the first reason of its popularity. The model is available in the global market, including the United Arab Emirates.
Tata Xenon 2018 is a pick-up and is offered either as a double-cab vehicle with four doors or a single-cab with only two doors. This midsize vehicle, weighs almost 2070 kg. When you hear Xenon, you might actually expect xenon headlights and taillights, but the pick-up does not feature such thing. That is just the name.
The wheels are 16 inches and alloy. The color of the bumpers is the same as the body and it has a chrome front grill. The door handles are chrome as well. Tata Xenon has fog lights at its rear end. The headlights can be automatically leveled and adjusted. Mud flaps can be seen both at the front and rear end of the pick-up.
Inside the cabin, there is a power steering wheel with adjustable steering column. Cushioned bucket seats come with lumbar support. Still, the seats are a bit uncomfortable. The multi-function control screen is available inside the cabin, too.
The interior of Tata Xenon is carpeted and the steering wheel is covered with leather. There are many other features seen inside of the car such as a digital clock, cloth trim, bottle and cup holders, central arm rest, power mirrors and windows, reversing camera, four-speakers sound system and Bluetooth connectivity, USB input sockets and dual front airbag package. The headrests can be adjusted the way you are comfortable with.
Tata Xenon is powered by 2.2-litre engine, which has four cylinders and runs with diesel as its fuel. The engine is not alone and is paired with a manual five-speed transmission box. The power system generates 140 horsepower and 320Nm of torque, which is not bad compared to other rivals. The top speed is 160 kph. This Tata hits the 100 kph (60 miles per hour) in 17 to 18 seconds.
Tata Xenon is pretty economical fuel wise, but unfortunately it is not equipped with an automatic gearbox, and that is very important to some of the buyers. Another downside is the speed. Compared to other similar pick-ups, Tata Xenon is a little bit slow.
The price of Tata Xenon for the UAE customers is AED 50,000.