Tata Novus is the Tata Motors' first new offering from its acquisition of Daewoo's truck manufacturing unit. Tata Novus is based on the Daewoo Novus truck available in South Korea. It was launched in December 2005. Tata Motors became the first Indian manufacturer to introduce 300 horsepower (220 kW) heavy commercial vehicles.
Tata Novus is powered by a Cummins C8.3-300 engine that’s Bharat Stage III compliant. It comes with a fully synchronised gear box with 10 forward gears and 2 reverse gears.