Tata Motors has begun distributing its heavy duty Prima range of trucks and says it plans to introduce the commercial vehicles in more countries later.

The new range includes multi-axle trucks, tractors, tippers, mixers and special application vehicles.

The range of trucks will compete with heavy-duty products from Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and MAN.

Eventually, the commercial vehicles will be introduced in South Korea, the Middle East, South Africa and other countries in South Asia, Tata said.

The range has been developed in partnership with Tata's UK technical centre and its South Korean unit, Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle.