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THE XOVER 24th December 2012 06:13 AM

Tata Motors Nexon Now Launched at Rs.5.85 Lakhs
 
Anybody saw this week's the Autocar show.Hormazd Sorabjee clearly mentioned that Tata is developing a new compact Ecosport like monoque SUV and Ertiga like MPV on the X1(Vista/Manza) platform.[clap]

Even further good new is that these two are going to be all new cars and not chopped version of any current Tata M/SUV.

Source: Autocar Show


@MODS: Even though Autocar hasn't updated their website about the news but since this is out from one of the most respected auto journalist's mouth,we can pretty much accept this news to be legit.Once they will update their site in few days I will update this thread with the link.Thanks.

saran008 24th December 2012 06:44 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
Vow! This news is really exciting. Hope We can see a capable competitor for Ford ES. IF TML delivers the new vehicle niggles/issue free. Also happy to hear that no chopped sumo/safari/aria [:)]
For TML, this is a very good & very needed move.
let's see how it goes.
Hope they don't add any existing & boring designs to the new vehicle.

dharmesh 24th December 2012 07:14 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
That's great news. But only thing I want them to change is the front of the car. Should be bit different to the front of VIsta, Manza & Aria. Bit more like Storme will do. any day. [clap]

Vinu 24th December 2012 08:24 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
If these models are still in the design phase, they may see the light of the day in 2 years. By that time, TM will have a lot of catching up to do. But, better late than never. Having many models based on a single platform is not a bad thing, provided they all sell decent.

Well, this is good news for FIAT.

THE XOVER 24th December 2012 08:49 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
Wow as I made this thread a nice report came about this matter in today's business standard:Tata goes back to drawing board at stalled Pimpri unit

Quote:

More money and more attention is going to the passenger vehicle unit as the company ramps up R&D, ditches a failed product strategy and prepares to enter the mini SUV segment and reboot the so-far underwhelming Nano.

Raja 24th December 2012 10:08 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
Do whatever tata motors but please no resemblance with vista, aria and manza . And no Christmas tree lights at the rear [cry].

Please make a new age edgy desgin . maybe this is the time to ask some help from jlr guys ?

Raja 24th December 2012 10:11 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
Deep in Tata Motors' largest factory, engineers don 3D glasses to play with car designs and prototypes projected from a 10-metre wide computer screen. Their quest? The automaker's next blockbuster car model.

The research and development team's task is a pressing one. As they work, sections of conveyor belt and welding stations lay silent at the Pimpri factory and lines of white and silver Indica hatchbacks gather dust along service roads outside.

Tata, a global name since it bought Jaguar Land Rover in 2008, is losing traction at home as underwhelming product tweaks, heavy discounts and slumping capacity utilisation mark a painful 18 months for its passenger division.
Not since the 2008 Nano, the world's cheapest car, has Tata unveiled a head-turning passenger vehicle, and not since the Indica's launch in 1998 has it set the Indian market alight. Now, the company is heading back to the drawing board.

More money and more attention is going to the passenger vehicle unit as the company ramps up R&D, ditches a failed product strategy and prepares to enter the mini SUV segment and reboot the so-far underwhelming Nano.

"We have done something very innovative that will allow us to respond more positively," said Tim Leverton, Tata Motors' head of research and development. "You'll see, over the next 12-18 months onwards, a fireworks of output."

Tata will pour more than 75 billion rupees into the passenger vehicle business over the next five years. Less than 30 percent of that has been earmarked for facilities or upgrading hardware, leaving the rest for new products.

"The business is understanding that's a heavy investment to make," Leverton said. "But it needs to be made."

Tata desperately needs a new hit model to arrest its sliding sales and eroding market share. A slew of new variants to combat competition from global brands will see it bin its inflexible past strategy of one car per market segment.

The success of the new drive will hinge on how soon Tata can bring fresh designs and ideas to market. That could take time.

"We're definitely not factoring in a revival in their market share for the next two to three years. We don't see any major new products ... launched over the next two to three years," said Jinesh Gandhi, auto analyst at Motilal Oswal Securities in Mumbai. "It's going to be an uphill task for them."

Tata's car sales fell 8 percent in the April-November period from a year earlier, as main rivals Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> and Maruti Suzuki posted increases.

The company relied on Jaguar Land Rover for 90 percent of its consolidated profit in the last financial year. The slowdown in its domestic business is seen as a drag on its value.

Tata Motors has a 12-month forward price to earnings ratio of 7.4, according to Thomson Reuters StarMine, against 17.2 for Maruti Suzuki and 9.2 for BMW AG .

"For sure new products are the source of growth and interest in our market," Managing Director Karl Slym told Reuters. "And so product focus is and should always be a priority."

The appointment this summer of Slym, a former General Motors executive, itself marked a shift. His two predecessors were former heads of Tata's commercial vehicle business - the unit that made the biggest advances under their tenures.

MANY POTS COOKING

At Tata's plant in Pimpri, 140 km (87 miles) from Mumbai, most space is taken by commercial vehicle manufacturing. Building buses and goods trucks for India's bone-jangling roads is the 67-year-old company's bread and butter.

Tata, the world's fourth-largest truckmaker, has spent much of the past few years devoted to its commercial portfolio. Its Ace range of trucks redefined a segment and have sold 500,000 vehicles since 2010. It hasn't launched a car that popular since the Indica: its first crack at the then-nascent car market.

"The company is in a transitionary phase," said Leverton, a former R&D head at BMW with more than 30 years experience in the industry. "The nature of what we have got to do over the next five years in really coming to global standards in passenger cars is a reflection of what has been happening in commercial vehicles."

There are signs of green shoots, however. Leverton's 5,500-strong team, with additional R&D centres in Warwick, U.K. and Turin, Italy, produced Tata's first in-house designed concept cars, the Pixel and MegaPixel compact city vehicles.

The mini SUV, of which Leverton declined to give details, will give Tata a foothold in one of India's fastest-growing segments, where it has been outgunned by local rival Mahindra & Mahindra's small, sporty off-road cars.

"I have many fires with many pots on those fires," Pankaj Jhunja, studio head at Tata's Engineering and Research Centre, said in an interview at the site.

"When we had little competition, we wrote the rules of the game," said Pankaj, who worked for Renault for four years. "We don't have brands that we can pull from our Brazilian market or Korea and plonk here with some minor alterations."

NANO FACTOR

The Nano has disappointed sales expectations.

In 2008, a delegation of officials from West Bengal, where Tata was building a plant to make the Nano, visited the Pimpri factory. When they were shown the then top-secret prototype, one excited official shouted: "When can I buy one?"

But the Nano has been beset by production delays, poor marketing and cost over-runs. More pressing for Tata is that no launch since then has matched the barrage of publicity and public excitement it generated.

Tata hopes a new Nano, which runs on diesel - a popular fuel thanks to government subsidies - will rekindle excitement in a car many thought would revolutionise mass transport.

"It's in the pipeline," said Leverton, who declined to give a launch date. "In terms of the technical challenges involved, we've addressed them ... You can judge what's happened so far on Nano, but we haven't finished with it yet."

The last car Leverton worked on before he joined Tata Motors was the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom, a car that cost 250,000 pounds when it was launched, and boasted lamb's-wool rugs and chromium-plated air-vents. Bringing desirability to Tata Motors, seen more as a low-cost brand, is his new task.

"There's a certain demand from the customer ... I think we've understood that and we're responding," said Leverton, adding Indian drivers are among the world's most demanding.

They certainly have a lot of options to choose from.

Global marques such as Ford and Renault SA have spent billions of dollars in India over the past few years, and offer models boasting international design standards and features previously limited to Europe or the United States.

Tata's share of India's car market had fallen to 10.9 percent in the April-November period of this year, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, from 12.8 percent in the fiscal year that ended in March.

The carmaker is offering a discount of up to 60,000 rupees on its Indica Vista hatchback, which starts at 410,000 rupees, and up to 15 percent off its Aria SUV.

"We need to get our act better ... in terms of product refreshers, product launches, look at more opportunistic segments," Chief Financial Officer C. Ramakrishnan said on a recent conference call. "We know we have a long way to go."

(Editing by John Chalmers and Dean Yates)

Surfer 24th December 2012 11:37 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
nice scoop XOVY
What we want from TATA is no nonsense design - copy like the existing one's. A total fresh design is most welcome.
Also they should bring at lest one of these cars by end of 2013.

vijay 24th December 2012 11:40 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
I always wished that Tata if want to launch their compact suv should launch with vista/manza platform and not on Aria's as was rumoured online on many websites and forums,looking forward for some real news of inside of whats really being worked upon and under process for market.

Highway Ranger 24th December 2012 11:50 AM

Re: Scoop: Vista Platform(X1) based new Monocoque compact SUV by TML
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dharmesh (Post 239970)
That's great news. But only thing I want them to change is the front of the car. Should be bit different to the front of VIsta, Manza & Aria. Bit more like Storme will do. any day. [clap]

+1 to that

jayadev 24th December 2012 02:01 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Deep in Tata Motors' largest factory, engineers don 3D glasses to play with car designs and prototypes projected from a 10-metre wide computer screen. Their quest? The automaker's next blockbuster car model..................The carmaker is offering a discount of up to 60,000 rupees on its Indica Vista hatchback, which starts at 410,000 rupees, and up to 15 percent off its Aria SUV.
Absolute rubbish ..an essay written to fill some column.

Just improve your quality,tighten up services and see the crowd following.

No matter what new cars and how much the discount is,Tata will be bought downheartedly keeping later issues and horrendous After sales support in mind.

Ankx 24th December 2012 07:59 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
I have no doubt in TMLs capabilities as a Passenger car maker, come on they are the ones who made the Sierra and Estate ahead of the times

The doubt i have is in the leadership of TML who is almost not able to take any risks and bold decisions according to me

They made a good product - VISTA but badged it INDICA VISTA - to hedge the risk and ride on the Indica brand (No risk decision) - Now after a long time they get out of sleep and forsake the Indica badge [surprise]

They made MANZA a new product and badged it INDIGO MANZA (again riding on Indigo brand name) - No Risk decision -(Again got up from sleep when the competition was already on the Moon) [anger]

They made GRANDE - badged it SUMO GRANDE (come on TML - again a no risk decision) - Result - flop show and no numbers for a seemingly good product

Storme - again Safari Storme - god knows the future of this

Again launched the Indica Vista - 90 BHP (why Indica)??

The common man is already suffering from an overdose of TATA Car Variants !!

jayadev 24th December 2012 08:20 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ankx (Post 240170)
I have no doubt in TMLs capabilities as a Passenger car maker, come on they are the ones who made the Sierra and Estate ahead of the times
----

The common man is already suffering from an overdose of TATA Car Variants !!

I think the car departement head is some funny old man whom enjoys this jeopardy. [lol]

autosafari 24th December 2012 11:13 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jayadev (Post 240175)
I think the car departement head is some funny old man whom enjoys this jeopardy. [lol]

Some of them left TATA Motors and reached places where they belong.
- they joined conservative companies where they can continue their style.

New head of passenger cars division is from Samsung. That along with the appointment of Carl slym shows a determination by the top management to turn around. Samsung has one of the best after sales service set ups in consumer goods industry.

Ankx 24th December 2012 11:19 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jayadev (Post 240175)
I think the car departement head is some funny old man whom enjoys this jeopardy. [lol]

Jayadev

I think many departments in TML are headed by charcters like these [cry]

THE XOVER 25th December 2012 02:33 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
ICB reports a similar story:

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Tata Motors is indeed working on a Mini SUV that will take on the like of the Mahindra Quanto, the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster. Although Tata Motors was the first Indian car maker to come up with a luxury SUV in the form of the Safari, the Mini SUV space is a brand new area for the car maker. That Tata Motors is working on a Mini SUV has been confirmed by the car maker’s new R&D chief, Tim Leverton. While Tata Motors is keeping other details about the Mini SUV under wraps, word has emerged that this SUV will be based on the X1 platform.
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Now, the X1 platform that Tata Motors uses underpins cars like the Indigo Manza sedan and the Indica Vista hatchback. This information was made public by AutocarIndia Editor Hormazd Sorabjee, in the scoop section of the Autocar Show’s latest TV edition. This bit of buzz also means that the earlier speculation of Tata Motors building a compact SUV based on the Aria crossover, goes out of the window. With that, expect the new Mini SUV from Tata Motors to feature a monocoque design, that could give it much better road manners than what would have been the case with a body-on-ladder design.
Link:Official word out as Tata Motors confirms Mini SUV based on X1 Vista/Manza platform | IndianCarsBikes.in

jayadev 25th December 2012 03:04 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
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Tata Motors is indeed working on a Mini SUV that will take on the like of the Mahindra Quanto, the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster. Although Tata Motors was the first Indian car maker to come up with a luxury SUV in the form of the Safari, the Mini SUV space is a brand new area for the car maker. That Tata Motors is working on a Mini SUV has been confirmed by the car maker’s new R&D chief, Tim Leverton. While Tata Motors is keeping other details about the Mini SUV under wraps, word has emerged that this SUV will be based on the X1 platform.
Sad to notice, Tata is trying to keep up with Mahindra (Quanto).

couple of years back Tata used to launch a new segment and Mahindra used to follow.

Ambylovers 25th December 2012 03:09 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
TATA need to compete with Mahindra in SUV's. Atleast now they are coming up with new ideas.
If they only work around Tata Safari and introducing versions like Storm,Lightning,Thunder,Rain.... then its very hard to compete.

HM (Hindustan Motors) did the same and made Ambassador to drop from first place to Last place.

They need to comeup with a Fantastic Interiors and Exterior designs.


All the Best TATA.

Raja 25th December 2012 04:04 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Reuters reports that Tata Motors has started working on a compact SUV based on the Indica Vista’s X1 platform to rival the likes of Mahindra Quanto, Premier Rio and Ford EcoSport. This will be the Indian automaker’s biggest product development program after the ultra low cost Nano. The automaker has summoned huge resources to ramp up the R&D work on the new compact SUV.
We have heard rumors about Tata Motors developing a ‘CS version’ of the Tata Sumo in recent weeks. The idea is to launch a smaller Sumo variant that will be shorter than four meters and thus will enjoy considerable tax benefits.
However, this new development suggest that Tata Motors has also decided to build a new compact SUV from scratch, that will carry a different branding.
There were also talks about Tata Motors developing a mini Aria to rival the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. If those rumors are also true, then we could see three new contenders from Tata Motors in the mini UV segment making it a complete portfolio.
Tata Motors plans to raise 75 billion rupees to get its passenger vehicle business back on track over the next five years. Very little has been allocated to updating old products. A massive part of the investment is going to be dedicated to developing new names.
The investment is very ambitious because Tata Motors sales have been dwindling over the last two years. According to SIAM, Tata’s market share fell to 10.9 percent in the April-November from 12.8 percent in the last fiscal year. The automaker is on an austerity drive to cut losses and reduce the sunk costs of its past.
Tata Motors’ product development head Dr. Tim Leverton, a former research head of BMW, was quoted saying “You’ll see, over the next 12-18 months onwards, a fireworks of output.”


Read more: Vista-based Tata mini SUV project reportedly on now

manojodungat 25th December 2012 04:24 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
All of a sudden Tata motors seems to have woken up.Quite a few models/upgrades underway with some new personals on board.Hope they have some fresh thoughts in design and marketing departments.

jayadev 25th December 2012 04:36 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by manojodungat (Post 240399)
All of a sudden Tata motors seems to have woken up.Quite a few models/upgrades underway with some new personals on board.Hope they have some fresh thoughts in design and marketing departments.

‘A massive part of the investment is going to be dedicated to developing new names.’

I am ROFL[lol]maybe a billion dollar would be spent to change name from Indica Vista to VISTA.


Most of the offerings from Tata were fresh:Sierra,Safari,Sumo,Indica diesal,Nano,Ace,iris.

But they couldn't accommodate with our requirements competently along with other manufacturer,they have to address this before any thing else.







autosafari 25th December 2012 05:01 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jayadev (Post 240403)
Most of the offerings from Tata were fresh:Sierra,Safari,Sumo,Indica diesal,Nano,Ace,iris.

But they couldn't accommodate with our requirements competently along with other manufacturer,they have to address this before any thing else.

Sumo was a success.
It became the fastest to reach 1 lac sales numbers in India at that time.

Indica was a success.
Their failure was not updating it in time and as per market requirement.

Ace is the market leader with a huge margin.

Iris is gaining market share.

They are capable and as Manoj mentioned, this news and new faces in key posts are in the right direction.

In mid 90's Tata Motors was the first Indian company to cross Rs 10000 Cr mark in turn over (in pvt sector)

After that, in first half of last decade, experts have written them off and predicted the fall of this company. But a few years later, they are still there with a turn over of Rs 180000 Cr and a proft of Rs 15500 Cr.

S Class 25th December 2012 11:56 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
So in the end, we will have Vista on X1 platform & so will the CUV.
It will be interesting to see 2013, Quanto Vs Duster Vs Ecosport Vs Tata X1 CUV & maybe Maruti's UV too.

THE XOVER 26th December 2012 08:40 AM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by S Class (Post 240530)
So in the end, we will have Vista on X1 platform & so will the CUV.
It will be interesting to see 2013, Quanto Vs Duster Vs Ecosport Vs Tata X1 CUV & maybe Maruti's UV too.

Don't think Vista based compact UV will be out in 2013.I think auto expo 2014 is the time when Tata will demonstrate it to the world and later in the same year at festival season will officially launch it like typical Tata fashion.

S Class 26th December 2012 03:40 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Rather than such CUVs or rear kicked UVs as I call them [lol], I would prefer to see nice sedan from Tata competing against Laura, Cruze & Elantra. With Jaguar in hand, they can come up with nice car. Hope Prima sedan is revived.

BTW, why are all running behind compact UVs ? Seems they are new babes of Motown. [;)]

navnit013 28th December 2012 03:11 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by S Class (Post 240781)
Rather than such CUVs or rear kicked UVs as I call them [lol], I would prefer to see nice sedan from Tata competing against Laura, Cruze & Elantra. With Jaguar in hand, they can come up with nice car. Hope Prima sedan is revived.

BTW, why are all running behind compact UVs ? Seems they are new babes of Motown. [;)]

Every one wants to own a big car (bada hey to behtar hey). BUT none are ready to live with the hassles of owning one. Hence the dawn of the wanna be biggies.

We can buy Aria/XUV/Storme/Innova/Scorpio/Sumo Grande/Gold/Xylo/Bolero for similar money if space and comfort are the criterion. BUT when you travel on a longish holiday, you cant have more than 5 persons aboard. So why pay extra in tax for those 2 (useless) seats at the back.

MrRanger 9th January 2013 02:12 PM

Re: Tata Safari Storme Road Test Review
 
During the launch event of STORME in kolkata, Mr Dhar gave some good news have a look.

Compact SUVs on Tata menu

Tata Motors is planning to enter the compact SUV segment and will offer them in monocoque designs on the Indica and Manza platforms.

“We are looking at the compact SUV segment and are going to have products in that segment pretty soon,” said Ashesh Dhar, head of utitily vehicles, Tata Motors, who was in the city today to launch the upgraded Tata Safari Storme.

Tata Motors’ sales in the utility vehicle segment last year grew 22 per cent to 55,000 units, on the back of the Safari Dicor, Sumo Gold and Aria. It is now looking at the compact SUV segment to keep its leadership in the utility vehicle market.


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“Our Tata Sumo Gold, for example, is doing extremely well and is a segment leader. We have sold 27,000 units of the new Sumo since its launch, up from 20,000 units, posting a growth of 80 per cent,” Dhar said.


Compact SUVs on Tata menu

THE XOVER 9th January 2013 03:41 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Tata readying Compact and Big SUVs:Tata Motors readying small, big UVs... - Money - DNA

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“I can’t disclose anything for future, but you can be sure that we are working on all sorts of UVs in all segments and compact SUV (sports utility vehicle) is playing a vital role,” a top company official told DNA Money.

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“We have been working on a new range of products for at least a year, since I have joined here. We are intensifying the process,” said Karl-Heinz Servos, project director – joint projects, engineering research centre, Tata Motors.
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“We are looking to have a car or product where people can get into from two wheels (two-wheeler or a small car) right into a UV. When you have a two-wheeler or a small car, you aspire for better. What we have to work on are affordable UVs. Whether they will be small is a question, but more small is more affordable,” said Servos.
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Tata Motors is also considering a compact SUV, which most automakers are looking at today. M&M’s compact Quanto has already received 5,000 bookings in three weeks, while other manufacturers like Ford India and Maruti Suzuki are also planning to introduce sub-4 metre SUVs in the next few years.
“India needs compact cars. Compact cars give you better fuel economy; give you less space but are more affordable. So we will have to move into this segment,” said Servos.

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The company is looking to catch up with competition quickly. “Competition will intensify. Time to market is important and we as a company understand that. We need to think of the idea and work on it because you need to be in the market when the trend starts,” said Servos.

jagrover 9th January 2013 07:18 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Better late than never..[clap]
Common TML..
Regain the market share as fast as possible..
Hope Right persons at Right departments can bring out the Right products..[:D]

Vinu 9th January 2013 08:38 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MrRanger (Post 245910)
During the launch event of STORME in kolkata, Mr Dhar gave some good news have a look.

Compact SUVs on Tata menu

Tata Motors is planning to enter the compact SUV segment and will offer them in monocoque designs on the Indica and Manza platforms.

“We are looking at the compact SUV segment and are going to have products in that segment pretty soon,” said Ashesh Dhar, head of utitily vehicles, Tata Motors, who was in the city today to launch the upgraded Tata Safari Storme.

Tata Motors’ sales in the utility vehicle segment last year grew 22 per cent to 55,000 units, on the back of the Safari Dicor, Sumo Gold and Aria. It is now looking at the compact SUV segment to keep its leadership in the utility vehicle market.




Compact SUVs on Tata menu

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Originally Posted by THE XOVER (Post 245964)
Tata readying Compact and Big SUVs:Tata Motors readying small, big UVs... - Money - DNA

[clap][clap] Welcome news indeed! I hope Tata are developing new engines to power these vehicles.

Btw, the latter is an old article.

visran 12th January 2013 03:07 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Tata’s Quanto Rivaling Compact SUV Coming in 12-18 Months


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“We have done something very innovative that will allow us to respond more positively, You’ll see, over the next 12-18 months onwards, a fireworks of output.” is what Tim Leverton, Tata Motors’ head of research and development had to say a while back. It is known in the automotive scenario that Tata is building a CUV based on their staple diet, the Vista’s platform.
Tata's Quanto Rivaling Compact SUV Coming in 12-18 Months | MotorBash.com

jagrover 12th January 2013 06:25 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
Make it fast..
Quanto is not a great offering. Unless Ford's ecosport is over priced,it will kill the quanto. There is a place for vfm vehicle with good quality. Tata can fill that gap and hope styling(especially rear) as well as quality is good. If storme is anything to consider, I believe Tata will have a winner in its hands

navnit013 13th January 2013 10:28 AM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
I think we are worried a lot about the styling. If we look closely, TATA has started delivering on new family design. The one that debuted in MegaPixel. The first production car to have it - TATA SAFARI STORME.

AND my gut feeling, TATA CUV will be superbly styled to match the MegaPixel design language.

jayadev 13th January 2013 10:53 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by navnit013 (Post 247427)
I think we are worried a lot about the styling. If we look closely, TATA has started delivering on new family design. The one that debuted in MegaPixel. The first production car to have it - TATA SAFARI STORME.

AND my gut feeling, TATA CUV will be superbly styled to match the MegaPixel design language.

All Tata vehicals including Bus and trucks looks brilliant looking to me at least.

navnit013 13th January 2013 11:08 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jayadev (Post 247442)
All Tata vehicals including Bus and trucks looks brilliant looking to me at least.

JAYADEV, I have zero problems with the design. I was referring to ones who cant make out the difference between the Indica and Indica Vista, Safari and Safari Storme.

alexddas 13th January 2013 11:49 AM

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Guys did any one mentioned about Chevy's 'enjoy' which comes out with the same 90 bhp fiat engine same as in ertiga, much more good looking than ertiga. can tata compete with these two? may god bless tata.

Raja 13th January 2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by alexddas (Post 247461)
Guys did any one mentioned about Chevy's 'enjoy' which comes out with the same 90 bhp fiat engine same as in ertiga, much more good looking than ertiga. can tata compete with these two? may god bless tata.

Is ertiga and Chevy enjoy a mini - SUV ? Can you kindly answer that first ? [:)]

alexddas 13th January 2013 03:42 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
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Originally Posted by THE XOVER (Post 239961)
Anybody saw this week's the Autocar show.Hormazd Sorabjee clearly mentioned that Tata is developing a new compact Ecosport like monoque SUV and Ertiga like MPV on the X1(Vista/Manza) platform.[clap]

Even further good new is that these two are going to be all new cars and not chopped version of any current Tata M/SUV.

Source: Autocar Show


@MODS: Even though Autocar hasn't updated their website about the news but since this is out from one of the most respected auto journalist's mouth,we can pretty much accept this news to be legit.Once they will update their site in few days I will update this thread with the link.Thanks.

please note this is what we are discussing.Tata is developing a new compact Ecosport like monoque SUV and Ertiga like MPV on the X1(Vista/Manza) platform.[clap]

Raja 13th January 2013 03:48 PM

Re: Scoop: Tata Motors Considering Compact SUV Based on X1 Platform
 
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Originally Posted by alexddas (Post 247540)
please note this is what we are discussing.Tata is developing a new compact Ecosport like monoque SUV and Ertiga like MPV on the X1(Vista/Manza) platform.[clap]

Thanx for letting me know I highly appreciate .

Have you seen the desgin of tata mpv ? And do you know the engine specs too ? Maybe tata also puts fiats multijet in it and desgin it much sexier then the enjoy and ertiga . So let them desgin it first we will see and then discuss if they can give a good fight or not .
By the way god bless competetion , more the competetion more the benefit to the coustomer .

alexddas 13th January 2013 04:03 PM

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Let us hope for the best,if it is the multijet then there is a chance for them as they have now with vista and manza.
please note the pic,may be this is what is coming.got it from the net.


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