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Atul Auto Ltd introduces new rear engine three wheeler Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Friday, 29 May 2009
Mumbai: Atul Auto Ltd., based at Shapar (Rajkot-Gujarat), a manufacturer in front engine diesel 3 wheelers, has introduced its all new rear engine three wheeler, under the brand name 'ATUL GEM' at a function at Ajmer. The company's manufacturing facility at Rajkot in the state of Gujarat, with total installed capacity of 24,000 vehicles annually, produces Diesel as well as GNG/LPG operated Three Wheeled Micro Commercial Vehicles.

The company has comissioned new facilities for manufacturing this model, such as BIW for fabrication of chassis with cabin.

Atul Auto uses CED technology (Cathode Electro Depostions - for high corrosion resistance painting ) to paint the vehicles. The new conveyor assembly line has capacity to produce 80 vehicles per shift and all other support systems have been aligned accordingly.

Atul Auto has full-fledged R&D centre at Pune in the state of Maharashtra. The center is aiming at regular up gradation of vehicles produced by Atul through absorption of latest technology coupled with strategic engineering skills.

GEM presently comes in two models, GEM PAXX the passenger carrier & GEM Cargo-XL (Extra Large). It has a payload capacity of 585 Kilograms. The Gem Cargo comes with cabin and doors. Both the variants are made of monocoque chassis to take more load and also to absorb shocks & impacts much better. The GEM has larger wheels for heavy payloads and better road grip. It comes with an 8 HP at 3600 RPM diesel engine and dual circuit self adjusting hydraulic brakes with tandem master cylinder.

According to the company the GEM gives a fuel economy of about 35 Kmpl under test condition on diesel. The product carries 24 months warranty.

It also has Electric self start function, dual powerful headlamps for easy night driving, locks for steering, fuel tank and doors to stop thefts and pilferage, as well as a comfortable cabin with ergonomic controls and a single piece windshield glass.

Three more variants, GEM Cargo, GEM-High Deck & The GEM - Delivery Van will be available to the customers in three months time.

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