Guru_Tat wrote:I keep reading that Tatra trucks cost 1 crore each and they sell for 50-60% less in Europe. Having stayed in Britain and continental Europe, this is not something i agree with.
The place where I bought my used car from also had a sister truck dealership in UK and i happened to check the prices stuck to the 6X6 or bigger trucks. 1-2 year old trucks usually cost >80,000 GBP.
See the ad below for a 1 year old 6X6 Tipper truck (tippers are usually cheaper than Mil grade trucks and more expensive than flatbeds) which is 90K GBP (INR 75L). And these are USED.
http://www.mascus.co.uk/transportation/ ... izn0l.html
Now I am in the US and only tractors (the cab and the engine)retails for $100,000+
http://www.truckenterprises.com/pre_own ... Vb63ByHsXg.
And these are all commercial trucks, not mil grade.
Was the 1 crore figure for smaller than 6x6 Tatra trucks ? I thought IA Tatras were 8X8 or larger?
Or did the Indian Army import used Tatras? (unlikely)
And how much does a comparable TATA or Ashok Leyland 6X6 or a 6X8 truck cost?
TATRA is made in Czech were the prices are comparatively lower. Also there are economies of scale in case of large orders like that of IA.