The chassis and day cabin setup of the Tata LPK 1212 CR makes for high importance in the industry due to its heavy duty work capacity. However, the tiltable cabin lacks air-conditioning as an option but gets hydraulic power steering.
The truck is suspended over Semi-elliptical leaf spring units at both ends, which are put on heavy duty axle. Braking is handled by air brakes but lacks ABS even as an option. It has a gross vehicle weight of 11.9 tonnes, along with a good gradeability of 30.3%. A low turning radius of 5.6 metres improves driving experience on narrow roads.
Under the hood, there is a 3.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with water-cooling, which can churn out a maximum power of 121.6 bhp at 2,400 rpm along with a peak torque of 400 Nm of 1,300 rpm. Power is sent down to the wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.