Tata Venture looks stunning; a brilliant symmetry between the gradually curving windows and the clever body angling creates this effect. Further, the Tata Venture has the performance, seating capacity and easy-drivability to serve as a family car and it can double as a staff vehicle. Travel operators can look forward to increased profits, because of excellent fuel-consumption rating. In sum, it is a ‘big-hearted’ vehicle as described by Tatas. Venture is indeed multipurpose vehicle, from every angle; and here is a brief outline of the features.
Tata Venture Specifications:
Tata Venture CX is the starter in this range. Sporting a 475 IDI diesel engine, CX develops 49.3 BHP power and 85 Nm torque at 4500 rpm. Step up a little and there is Turbocharged 475 IDI diesel on the Venture EX and Venture GX; this engine has the capacity to deliver 70 BHP power at 4500 rpm and 135 Nm torque at 2500 rpm. This high torque at relatively lower rpm enables you to accelerate faster. Gearbox is of same type for the three Tata Venture variants, a GBS 65-5/4.19 with synchromesh capability on forward gears and sliding mesh for the reverse gear. Power steering is available for the Venture EX and GX, while the CX Venture has mechanical steering facility.
All-round comfort while travelling comes from independent strut type suspension at the front, 3-link coil-spring suspension at the rear provided under the Venture; Tata motors have adopted balanced body design to complement the suspension system.
There is a choice of seating arrangements; you can configure CX and GX as either seven or 8-seaters. The Venture GX offers one more option; you can order from 5, 7, or 8-seater arrangements.
Tata Venture Interior and Exterior Features:
Once you finish admiring the finish, venture a look at the interiors. The driver and front passenger have reclining bucket seats and if the second row passengers are to be pampered, bucket seats are optional. Third-row seats are foldable, when you want to make more space for the luggage. It is true that Tata Venture looks and functions like van, but while driving, it does handle smoothly, and feels more like a car, aided by the 3-spoke steering wheel and a responsive the steering mechanism. Digital info systems (the display is refreshingly sharp, unlike in some vehicle,) butterfly type wipers and lift type tailgate, retractable grab holds, are a few of the thoughtful additions that save lots of effort.
The two toppers, Venture EX and GX add heating, ventilation and air-conditioning comfort. If interested in vanity meter, tachometer, door-ajar alerts, you can select the Tata Venture GX.
Tata Venture Safety Features:
Venture, as is the norm with other Tata vehicles, pays special attention to safety. Examine a little closely and you will realize that the body has crumple zones that withstand collision shocks much better. Collapsible steering, reinforcement against frontal crash, side impact protection beams, child lock and high-mounted stop lamp are some of the safety features. Brake system is operated by vacuum assisted independent hydraulic mechanism, which provides shorter than normal braking distance.
The MPV clears the ground at a good height of 160 mm (same for all three variants of the Venture,) a blessing while driving over pot-holed roads and speed-humps. Even experienced drivers find parking a troublesome affair, given that now days, parking places towns and tourist spots are as crowded as the cities. Tata Venture has an audio signal that senses obstacles and alerts you, while reversing.
While on the subject of reversing, a rear wash wiper cleans up the rear glass and gives you better visibility, while reversing the Venture. Tata motors have fitted high illumination headlights and fog lamps for safer night driving.
Tata Venture Pricing:
The Venture comes out with adventurous offers for limited periods; low down payment assistance from Tata Motor Financing, the in-house financial arm, certain additional benefits can slice a good chunk off the acquisition cost. However, these offers vary from time to time and the Tata dealer would be the better guide on the matter.
It is important to evaluate the price of a vehicle against overall benefits. It would be simplistic to say that Tata Venture CX costs Rs.4.43 Lakh, EX comes at Rs.4.93 Lakh and that the price for GX Venture is Rs.5.44 Lakh. How many vehicles, priced in this range can carry up to eight passengers? Which vehicles can double as car and a minivan? Which vehicle is less than four meters long and has a low turning circle under 4.5 Mtr, so that driving on narrow roads is easy? And, finally, which vehicle can offer fuel efficiency of 15 km plus on the highways and 11 km within the city?
As of now, there is only one vehicle that can answer ‘yes’ to all these posers; and that is Tata Venture alone. Meet your Tata dealer, test drive, and discuss the in-house financing options; the drives are set to get luxurious.
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