Tata Xenon was launched in India in February 2009 as a cross-terrain, lifestyle pickup. The Xenon combined stylish road presence and comfortable interiors with off-road capabilities of a 4×4. It came powered by a 2.2-litre VTT DICOR diesel engine which produced 138bhp and 320Nm of torque. However, the pickup was discontinued in India in January 2017. Not only in India, but Tata Motors has also been manufacturing vehicles for many countries for a long time. Talking about the reach, Tata Motors has a significant presence in Africa, Latin America, Russia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In this article, we are going to talk about one such product, the Tata Xenon which is still available in the Middle East car market.
Middle East Tata Xenon design
The Tata Xenon in the Middle Eastern market gets the front chrome-plated grille and body-coloured handles. However, being a pickup does make a difference in overall design as the car is offered in single and double cabins. The car is available with a decent-sized bed at the rear with a maximum payload of 900kg for a double cabin pickup.
Talking about the single cabin pickup’s design, it gets clear headlamps and tail lamps with a multifocal reflector and an external radio antenna. On the other hand, the double cabin gets a front body coloured bumper, front chrome-plated grille and turn indicator on body-coloured ORVMs.
The single cabin variant measures around 5250mm, 1860mm, 1765mm in terms of length, width and height respectively. The pickup has a wheelbase of 3150mm and a ground clearance of 210mm. The double cabin measures 5125mm in length, 1860mm in width and 1765mm in height. This double cabin pickup has the same wheelbase and ground clearance as that of the single cabin variant.
Middle East Tata Xenon specifications
Tata Xenon (single, double cab) is offered with a 2.1-litre and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. The former powers the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox and produces 133bhp and 195Nm of torque. The 2.2-litre engine offers both front-wheel-drive as well as an all-wheel-drive governed by the same gearbox. The motor produces 148bhp and 320Nm of torque. Both the variants have been equipped with 16-inch tubeless tyres.
The single cabin gets features like power steering, adjustable steering, power windows, keyless entry, central locking, adjustable lumbar support seats, single-DIN provision music system, ORVM indicators along with some decent safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD and child lock.
On the other hand, the double cab gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, electrically adjustable ORVMs, remotely operated fuel flap, rear window demister, cup holder on central console and safety features similar to the single cabin variant.
The Tata Xenon starts at Rs 11.15 lakh (AED 55,000) and goes upto Rs 15.20 lakh (AED 75,000).
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