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Tata Worker bakkie gets bucket seats

25 November 2016

Tata have updated the single cab 207Di Worker bakkie a smidgen and we can’t help but find it a little humorous.

The manufacturer says that “the exterior has been spruced up with some bold decals along the side and on the bonnet” – so they’ve added stickers, as well as “new-look wheel covers”. Mmm, some stickers and wheels covers don’t do much to bring the design of this bakkie, which looks firmly lodged in the 1980s, into the current age.

To be fair, it really isn’t about the looks and Tata are proud that they offer a reliable workhorse at a very competitive price of R169 995, aimed squarely at the business community, “with no pretense about being a transport alternative to a passenger car.”

The dropside loadbox with flat bed remains the same, while the fitment of comfortable, cloth-trimmed bucket seats are noted as the “big improvement”. We can’t fault them here, comfortable seats are utterly important and sliding around on bench seats can be horrible. However, again we smile because traditionally as Wikipedia so succinctly put it “bucket seats are standard in fast cars to keep riders in place when making sharp or quick turns.”

The Tata 207Di Worker is powered by a 3-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing 52kW of power and 225N.m of torque. It drives the live rear axle through a five-speed manual gearbox.