The Tata Super Ace mini-van prototype exhibited at Truckathon 2017
The “commuter concept” that debuted at last March’s Manila International Autoshow
Cirrus dual aircon ducting from Centro

A follow-up to our report on Tata’s commuter concept debuting at the Manila International Auto Show last March, the 15-seater mini van is now in prototype stage, ready for usage tests. Built on the cab and chassis platform of Tata’s Super Ace mini-truck, the prototype features coachwork by Centro builders and now mounts the contractor’s trademark Cirrus rear air-conditioning duct-works.

At the Tata Truckathon 2017 event last month, the carmaker’s official launch of their extensive line of trucks and buses (from sub-ton to 60-ton GVW trucks, and from medium- to full-sized buses), the prototype was exhibited in telltale “UV Express” livery, revealing the niche at which they’re aiming the new variant, and at an indicative price of PhP909,500.