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This excerpt taken from the TTM 6-K filed Sep 29, 2008.

Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Our M&HCVs have a wide range of applications and are generally configured as trucks, tippers, buses, tankers, tractors or concrete mixers. Our market share in the M&HCV category was 61.3%, 62.9% and 62.0% in fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Our domestic sales in the M&HCV segment

 

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experienced a decline of 4.2% to 165,619 units in fiscal 2008 as compared to 172,842 units in fiscal 2007 and 128,610 units in fiscal 2006. The decline in domestic sales in fiscal 2008 was partially due to a levelling off of the one-time surge in demand we experienced in the M&HCV segment last year, triggered by strict enforcement of overloading restrictions. Our performance in the M&HCV segment during fiscal 2008 was also affected by the lack of availability of vehicle finance from outside sources and constraints that we experienced in the earlier part of the year in the supplies of certain components and aggregates.

We revamped our M&HCV portfolio during fiscal 2008 and introduced a wide range of new products such as multi-axle and heavy duty trucks, tractor trailers and fully built solutions in the second half of the year. We also secured an order from the Delhi Transport Corporation for 500 low-floor CNG propelled buses, the supply of which commenced during fiscal 2008.

This excerpt taken from the TTM 20-F filed Sep 28, 2005.

Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles

 

Under SIAM classifications, commercial vehicles with a GVW above 7.5 metric tonnes are classified as medium and heavy commercial vehicles, or M&HCVs. We are the leading M&HCV manufacturer in India.

 

In fiscal 2005, our M&HCVs achieved a market share of approximately 65.1% of the domestic unit sales of M&HCVs by all Indian manufacturers.

 

Our M&HCVs have a wide range of applications, in particular for long haul and container traffic movement and use on rough terrain, and are generally configured as trucks, tippers, buses, tankers, tractors or concrete mixers. We offer three engine options in this range - 697 (developed in-house), Cummins 6BT and CNG. All our M&HCV models comply with emission regulations as applicable in India or international markets in which they are sold.

 

We launched a fleet of fully built M&HCV coaches and buses under the TATA Globus & Starbus brands in March 2005. This launch was probably the largest in terms of range of products at one time by any commercial vehicle manufacturer of the world. These ultra modern fully built coaches and buses set new benchmarks in safety and comfort of road travel in India. We also launched new trucks in the twenty five tonne and nine tonne category with enhanced features.

 

The product range of TDCV includes cargo and dump trucks, mixers, tractor trailers and special purpose vehicles with engine power range from 215 HP to 400 HP. TDCV recently launched its new “Novus” line of M&HCVs featuring a high performance Euro III compliant electronic engine, a new-look cabin, other convenience and safety features.

 

The following table sets out details of our principal range of M&HCVs together with their principal specifications and typical uses:

 

Model


  

Engine


  

Transmission


  

GVW


  

Typical Uses


Goods Carrier

                   

TATA LPS 3516 TC EX

   Cummins 6 BT TCIC B 5.9, 6 cylinder, turbo charged, inter- cooled 156 hp diesel engine    6 speed TATA GBS-600 synchromesh    35,200 kg when coupled with a 2-axled trailer    Containers, tankers, and general goods carrier

TATA LPT 2515 TC EX 6x2

   Cummins 6 BT TC B 5.9, 6 cylinder, turbo charged, 137 hp diesel engine    6 speed TATA GBS-600 synchromesh    25,000 kg    General goods, tankers, containers, cement

TATA LPT 1613 TC EX

   Cummins 6 BT TC B 5.9, 6 cylinder, turbo charged, 122 hp diesel engine    5 speed TATA GBS-40 synchromesh    16,200 kg    General goods, cement, tankers, food grains, fertilizer, fruits, vegetables

TATA LPT 1613

   TATA 697 TC turbo charged, 6 cylinder, 129 hp diesel engine    5 speed TATA GBS-40 synchromesh    16,200 kg    General goods, cement, tankers, food grains, fertilizer, fruits, vegetables

Novus Euro -III 10x4

   Cummins 420/PS 415    ZF automatic 16 speed    38,660 kg/ 38,260 kg    Long haulage cargo

Cargo

   PS DV 11 Daewoo    ZF         Bulk cargo

Novus Euro -III 6x4 Tractor

   415 PS Cummins / 420 PS DV11 Daewoo    16 speed ZF, automatic option    40,000 kg    Containers, bulkers, Tankers, steel coils

Novus Euro -III 6x4 Dump/Tipper truck

   320 PS DL 08 Daewoo / 380 PS DV 11 Daewoo    6 speed Tongil, 10 speed option    26,010 kg    Construction sites

Novus Euro -III Mixer

   320 PS DL 08 Daewoo / 380 PS DV 11 Daewoo    6 speed Tongil, 10 speed option    25,375 kg    Ready concrete mix

Passenger Carrier

              

Model


  

Engine


  

Transmission


  

Seating
Capacity


  

Typical Uses


Globus 45

   157 HP diesel engine    G 660    45    Intercity Luxury Coach

Starbus Skool 52

   100 HP diesel engine    GBS 40    52    School bus

Starbus Low Floor

   100 HP diesel engine    G 600    44    City bus

Starbus 54

   100 HP diesel engine    GBS 40    54    City bus

Starbus 67

   100 HP diesel engine    G 600    67    City bus

 

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