The vehicle, which has been extensively tested in Australia, will be sold initially through 15 Tata dealers across the country, Tata Motors said in a statement. (Agencies)
"Our entry into the Australian market marks an important milestone in the continued expansion of Tata Motors global footprint," Tata Motors Executive Director-Commercial Vehicles Ravi Pisharody said.
The company's partnership with Fusion Automotive has allowed the Indian firm to not only deliver a uniquely configured Tata Xenon suited to the diverse Australian market but also utilize the strengths of Fusion Automotive who understand the local customer requirements, he added.
The Xenon will be available in various options including cab chassis, single and dual cab variants and 4x2 or 4x4 drive lines, the company said. Commenting on the launch, Fusion Automotive Managing Director Darren Bowler said that the light commercial segment is now the third largest segment of the Australian new-car market, with 13 major brands in the 4x2 and 4x4 categories.
"We believe there is demand in Australia for a utility range of vehicles with the toughness and value for money equation that Tata Motors products deliver," he added.
The specially configured Australian Xenon features a Euro 5 emission compliant 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine and incorporates features like airbags, power windows as well blue tooth and USB connectivity as standard equipment.
The vehicle, which has been extensively tested in Australia, will be sold initially through 15 Tata dealers across the country, Tata Motors said in a statement.