Loader vehicles are pretty common in India. You can see them every day on Indian roads carrying goods, livestock, and even people (welcome to India!). But unless you are really into cars, it can be hard to tell the difference between the different types of loaders and commercial vehicles you see on the street.
If we look at these commercial vehicles from a very high level, we can divide them into the following groups:
Light-duty trucks and vans
Medium commercial vehicles
Heavy trucks and buses
We could go crazy and write a 3,000-word article just about medium and heavy commercial vehicles, but we won’t waste your time (at least not for now). We’re going to talk about the much more common and narrow category of light weight commercial vehicles and how many of them are on Indian roads right now.
1) TATA Ace Gold
The TATA Ace Gold is a popular truck in India. It has engines that run on gasoline, diesel, or compressed natural gas (CNG). This small truck is 4075mm long, 1500mm wide, and 2250mm from one wheel to the next.
The truck can do a lot of different things. It has a maximum power of 30 HP, a large load tray that can hold 750 kg, and it can work well even on rough terrain and deliver cargo for the lowest cost.
The TATA Ace Gold is built to get work done quickly. It has room for two people. The price of this small truck is between rupees 4.41 Lakh and rupees 5.47 Lakh.
2) Mahindra Jeeto
Mahindra Jeeto is the best truck for people who have never bought a truck before and want a small four-wheeler truck. Even though it’s small, it can run on different types of fuel and has a 10.5-liter fuel tank.
It can carry up to 400 kg and has a maximum power of 16 HP. The Diesel engine is 670cc and the CNG engine is 625cc.
The Mahindra Jeeto is one of the best options for first-time car buyers who want a reliable car. It costs between 3.85 lakh rupees and 4.40 lakh rupees.
3) Maruti Suzuki Super Carry
This Super Carry is available in both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) versions. Because of its more powerful engines, the Super Carry can carry up to 740 kg in the petrol model and 625 kg in the CNG model without any trouble.
Both models can reach a top speed of 80 km/h, and the petrol and CNG models have a gradeability of 21 percent, which helps them climb better.
The price starts at 5.07 Lakh rupees. The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry is ready to be a driver’s second home on long trips. It has a large cargo deck, a large cabin, and a 70-liter fuel tank.
4) Ashok Leyland Dost+
This small commercial truck is one of the best ways to get where you need to go. The Ashok Leyland Dost+ is a strong car that can carry up to 1500 kg and has a maximum power of 80 HP. This LCV works well and lasts a long time.
It has a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder, 1478-cc BS6 diesel engine that will make your work easier. Overall, the truck is made of high-quality materials, and it starts at a price of Rs. 7.24 lakh.
5) TATA Intra V30
The TATA Intra V30 is a pickup truck that can be used for many different kinds of transport. This new truck from TATA can be used both in the countryside and in the city. The truck has a big engine with 70 HP that gives it more than enough power to carry shipments between and within cities.
It can carry up to 1300 kg of weight. The frame of the truck’s chassis is made through a process called hydro-foaming, which gives the truck quality, durability, and strength and keeps the load it carries safe.
The car has Electric Power Assisted Steering, which makes it easier to turn even on crowded streets and takes less effort to steer. The TATA Intra V30 also has two extra, unique features: the Eco Switch and the Gear Shift Advisor. These features make sure that gas mileage is good. This efficient car with a lot of power costs between Rs. 7.04 lakh and Rs. 7.35 lakh.
6) Mahindra Bolero Maxi Truck Plus
The Bolero family, which includes the Mahindra Bolero Maxi Truck Plus, is one of the most popular families of pickup trucks. With special versions to meet the customers’ growing needs and the extra tough and robust conditions.
This truck’s powertrain has a BS6 engine with 65HP and a 5-speed transmission. The maxi truck can carry up to 1200 kg of cargo on its large cargo deck, making the trip easy.
The durable cowl chassis version of this truck makes it possible to build a flexible body that fits the needs of the customer. This new member of the Bolero family will cost you 6.95 lakh rupees.
7) TATA Intra V10
This truck is the first one in the line of TATA Intra trucks. The car has a direct injection (DI) engine with 44HP that meets BS6 standards. The TATA Intra V10 can carry up to 1000 kg of cargo. The strong, durable suspension makes it easy to carry this heavy load.
Like the Intra V20, the Intra V10 has a chassis frame made with a hydro-foaming process, which makes it strong and long-lasting. The Electric Power Assisted Steering, the Eco switch, and the Gear Shift Advisor are also on this Intro V10. The truck costs between Rs. 6.32 lakh and Rs. 6.52 lakh.
8) Ashok Leyland BADA DOST
Ashok Leyland’s line of LCVs now includes the BADA DOST. Customers who want to grow their business look for this new version of the Dost that is bigger.
The BADA Dost has a large, elegant, and comfortable cabin for long trips, power steering, factory-installed air conditioning, a large windscreen with a panoramic view, and a small turning circle radius. All of these features make for many comfortable trips that keep the drivers, passengers, and cargo happy.
The engine has 80 HP and can run well while carrying up to 1400 kg. This customer-friendly BADA Dost costs between 7.75 and 7.99 lakh rupees.
9) Mahindra Alfa Plus
The Mahindra Alfa Plus is the best cargo auto-rickshaw for the last mile. With a long wheelbase of 2005mm and 9HP of power, the Mahindra Alfa Plus can easily carry 520 kg of cargo.
The BS6 engine is cooled by water and has a size of 597cc. The Mahindra Alfa Plus works best for carrying things like LPG cylinders. Alfa Plus is bigger and can carry more weight than Alfa Load. This three-wheeled auto rickshaw costs between 2.56 lakh and 2.66 lakh rupees.