Tata 1212 LPT vs Eicher Pro 3012. Which Is The Best ICV In India?

Updated On: 26 May 2021 Dheeraj Nair

Are you looking for an Intermediate commercial vehicle ICV that can cater to the requirements of your logistics firm? If Yes, then you are in the right place as we are comparing the specs of two popular ICV- the Tata 1212 LPT vs Eicher Pro 3012.

The e-commerce businesses in the country are gaining traction with pomp thanks to the booming sales of products that fall under the category of electronics and essential goods. At a time like this, the requirement for reliable and performance-oriented fleets are a necessity to these businesses. As the e-commerce platforms are picking up gradually, Fleet owners are in the rush to buy a potential ICV that offers good cabin comfort and load-carrying capacity.

As we know, the ICV category starts from 12-16T GVW trucks, However, the demand is for the medium segment ie. 12T GVW trucks due to their decent load carrying capacity and well-performing engine. At this juncture, we decided to compare two unique but different Intermediate commercial vehicles which are popular among fleet owners- Tata 1212 LPT vs Eicher Pro 3012 ICV.

The potential:

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These two trucks have already been presenting their potential to fleet owners for quite some time. They are extremely reliable and there is no need to think twice regarding the durability of these trucks.

Tata 1212 LPT has been designed on the LPT platform which has been there for more than a decade. This truck has the potential to transport heavy cargo like cement bags without any hesitation. The Tata 1212 LPT is also popular due to its high versatility and ability to take over terrains even with heavy cargo.

The Eicher Pro 3012 is also reliable and durable. The spare parts are easily available like the Tata 1212 LPT. This truck is built to perform in tough conditions. When compared to the performance of the Tata 1212 LPT, there is not much difference in durability and reliability.

Regarding the potential of the Tata 1212 LPT and the Eicher Pro 3012, we give both these trucks a reliability and durability score of 4 out of 5 which means it is a tie for now.

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Features:

Tata and Eicher have been generous while designing their ICVs. The two trucks come loaded with power and performance. They come with an overall package of performance and comfort which is essential to attract customers.

The Tata 1212LPT comes with a steel cabin which makes it safe. The passenger safety has been taken into consideration and hence the all-steel cabin was opted by the manufacturer. The cabin gets adjustable seats and quality seat fabric which is desirable for comfort. The steering wheel gets tilt and telescopic function for added comfort of the driver. To keep the driver engaged and entertained, Tata has offered a music system. It also gets USB ports for charging a phone.

The instrument cluster comes with all the major features that are required to assist the driver. It gets features like gear shift advisor, average fuel economy figures, diver message screen and much more. In addition to this, it gets multiple trips, fuel gauge, distance to empty indicator, oil pressure gauge, engine malfunction indicator, screen navigation etc.

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The Eicher Pro 3012 comes with essential technologies which are related to the performance of the vehicle. The pro 3012 gets fuel coaching and an M booster to get efficiency in terms of good fuel economy figures. For added comfort, this ICV gets cruise control too.

The cabin is a well-designed 2.1-meter cockpit that is equipped with suspended seats, factory fitted music system, soft parabolic suspensions. Eicher has also added its most important feature, the connected solution- a 24x7 app that assists in knowing and planning fuel consumption and manage trips.

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Powertrain:

Tata 1212 LPT comes with a 3.3Litre, 4 cylinder engine equipped with a 3300 in-line water-cooled direct-injection engine along with an intercooler. This motor churns out 123 Hp at 390Nm of torque which is impressive. The engine is mated to a fine 5 speed GBS 40 gearbox (5 forward and 1 reverse.)

However, the Eicher Pro 3012 gets an E494 4V TCI engine which produces 160Hp at a peak torque of 500Nm. The Eicher Pro 3012 gets a better engine when compared to the Tata 1212 LPT. The engine is mated to an all-new 7-speed transmission with 2-overdrive gears.

Regarding the potential of the Tata 1212 LPT and the Eicher Pro 3012 in terms of power, The Eicher pro gets a 4 star out of 5, whereas the Tata 1212 LPT gets a 3 out of 5 ratings. The Eicher Pro 3012 is our winner when it comes to power.

Dimensions:

In our quest to understand the specs of the trucks in the "Tata 1212 LPT vs Eicher Pro 3012 comparison", we thought that dimensions are also important.

The Tata 1212 LPT offers three wheelbase options- 3600mm, 4200mm and 4830mm on 17ft, 20ft and 22ft cabin and chassis respectively. It also gets a fixed side deck, high side deck and container body option. The tyres are sized 8.25 R20 for all these body options of the Tata 1212 LPT.

Whereas the Pro 3012 is available in two standard wheelbases 4550 mm and 5550 mm, the tyres are sized 8.25 R20. 

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Final verdict:

Both these vehicles have good potential, However, in the quest to find which truck is the best in the Tata 1212 LPT vs Eicher Pro 3012 ICV battle, we have decided that the Eicher Pro 3012 is the winner since it has better features, and most importantly load carrying capacity/ power than the Tata 1212 LPT.

The Eicher Pro 3012 starts from a price of 9 14.00 lakh while Tata 1212 LPT price ranges between 9 20.49 - 9 22.03 lakh. (approx.price range)

Which Is the best when it comes to Tata 1212 LPT Vs Eicher Pro 3012? What do you think about this comparison? Please tell us your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, join our 91Wheels Telegram group to know more about vehicles, conduct discussions on your favourite ride and much more!

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