Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, introduces the Magic Express patient transport ambulance, designed specifically for healthcare mobility in the economy ambulance segment. The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health-related services, which assumes significance, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The compact dimensions of the vehicle enable easy manoeuvrability on Indian roads, resulting in the speedy movement of patients requiring emergency care, thereby saving lives. It is ergonomically designed to provide sufficient space, safety, and comfort for the patient and the attendants while being fully compliant with AIS 125 norms.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Vinay Pathak, Vice President, Product Line, SCV & PU, Tata Motors said, “With the introduction of the Magic Express Ambulance, Tata Motors fulfills its commitment to provide the best healthcare mobility solutions. Tata Motors has been working closely with the medical fraternity to understand the requirements, and we have tailor-made a vehicle that perfectly ticks all the boxes when it comes to patient transportation. With the introduction of the new segment, Tata Motors now offers a wide range of solutions in the ambulance segment, with affordable, reliable and regulation-compliant ambulances.”
Tata Motors is the only manufacturer in the country to offer a wide range of healthcare solutions; the affordable Magic Express Ambulance, the Tata Winger Ambulance; serving the healthcare segment for various customized medical needs: basic life support, advanced life support, and the multi-stretcher 410/29 Ambulance.
The Magic Express Ambulance comes with the essential equipment including an auto-loading stretcher, medical cabinet, provision for an oxygen cylinder, doctor’s seat, and fire extinguisher along with internal lighting, flame-resistant interiors, and an announcement system. The ambulance is equipped with AIS 125 certified retro-reflective decals and a beacon light with a siren.
The driver and patient compartments are separated by a partition wall, which increases safety, especially while transporting COVID-19 patients. It’s powered by a best-in-class 800cc TCIC engine, which delivers 44hp of power and 110Nm of torque. Moreover, with its robust build, it requires minimum upkeep, gives superior performance, and offers a low cost of ownership, making it a hassle-free vehicle.
It leverages the highly successful Magic platform, which has been a benchmark of India’s last-mile public transport sector for the past 13 years. In addition, the Tata Magic ambulance is engineered keeping in mind Tata Motors’ ‘Power of 6’ philosophy, which promises superior profitability, vehicle performance, driving comfort, convenience, and connectivity, along with safety – all with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The Magic Express Ambulance is an ideal vehicle for customer segments like hospitals, nursing homes, government health departments, health NGOs, or start-ups who are a part of the Indian healthcare ecosystem. The Tata Motors SCV passenger range comes with a warranty of 2 years / 72000 kilometers.
Tata Motors also extends various vehicle care programs, fleet management solutions, annual maintenance packages, and resale for commercial vehicles under the Sampoorna Seva 2.0 initiative. Some of the standout features of these bouquets of benefits are Tata Alert offering 24×7 roadside assistance for all vehicles under warranty, Tata Kavach ensures that all accidental vehicles insured under Tata Motors Insurance are repaired within 15 days, and a service turnaround time guarantee under Tata Zippy to ensure maximum uptime.