Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, the exclusive distributor of Tata Motors in the Philippines, in partnership with ATOY Customs, recently introduced the Tata Ace Rescue Boy. Described by two companies as the ideal vehicle for local government units and disaster response teams in the country.

Based on the platform of the Tata Ace micro truck, the Ace Rescue Boy features high ground clearance, rigid frame ad suspension and standard equipment on board which will be used by emergency response teams.

A side view of the Tata Ace Rescue Boy

It has a unique rear body configuration with a Rescue Boy Lifeboat which also acts as a detachable rear body roof that will allow rescue teams to traverse high flooded areas. A nifty feature found on the boat is a solar panel that can be a viable source of power since charging points are also installed on the said boat.

Another important feature of the rear body is that the rear seats can be converted into a spine board for medical emergency cases and transport of trauma victims in the field during a calamity. Also various areas for storage of emergency equipment can be found under the rear body seats allowing more versatility and reducing the risk of rescuers when in an operation.

The rear design of the Tata Ace Rescue Boy

Powering the Ace Rescue Boy is the reliable and fuel efficient 0.7-liter 275 IDI diesel engine that puts out 16 PS and 37 Nm of torque.