Originally Posted by kasscon
I beg to differ here as the all five cars you mentioned were never best in class handlers and the weight of the car result in body roll, low mileage and other issues.
Who said TATA Much more heavier then its competitors and have low mileage issues? tata cars little bit heavier then other cars the difference is just just 20 to 40kgs only and do you know TATA Indica is much lighter then maruti Ritz(weights more then 1100Kgs) but TATA indica weights just under 1060kgs only and we have to remember that TATA cars are most fuel efficient cars in their respective segments.
X1 platform was based on X0 and was highly re engineered by India team from the original pininfirana design.
Pininfarina design never involved in platform design in tata products TATA just outsourced exterior and interior design from IDEA for TATA Indica and some portion of vista. Pininfarina Designed TATA Pr1ma Premium mid Size sedan Concept
X0 and X1 platforms both are different platfroms we cant judge by oberserving exterior design of cars and both x0 and x1 platforms use different technology uses in body shopp and body press.
Sir you mentioned about parts sharing - it's always good to share parts however not the way Tata practices it. Use it in wisely manner. Use engines, control stalks, platform suspension, seats, stearing system, ac equipments to name a few but not make them quite identical as what they did with 5 products you mentioned and specially bolt and to an extent Zest.
people always simply judge on tata cars by looking similar design in their cars specially when it comes to indica/indigo/vista/manza/bolt/zest. but remember one thing all these three generation cars essencially based on one 1series brand that is indica technically we should consider these 3cars as
TATA Indica - first Generation
TATA Indica Vista - 2nd Generation
TATA Bolt - 3rd Generation
TATA Indigo - 1st Generation
TATA Indigo Manza - 2nd Generation
TATA IndigoCS -first Generation
TATA Zest - 2nd Generation.
i wonder that if brands like VW,AUDI, SKODA etc allows same accurate similar design in different segments people wont comment it but they same process came from Indian Giant means they cant accept
What about gear box? Due to gear box limitations they were not able to use the best out of engine capabilities. They scrapped CR4 90 bhp, the revetron engine was actually capable for more power but gear box is not. Common Tata why? From last 5 to 6 years...no development on gear box
in our country more then 60% car buyers just buying cars to travel from point a to point b they are not hurry or rush to bet drag race with their cars thats the main reason TATA wanted to save some development cost we can easily judge on gearbox or technology simply without knowing anything but we dont know how much money and time will takes to adop completely new parts for limited valume cars thats why tata always wanting increasing refinement level of their existing engines and gear boxes to trank market presence
how many of you know why tata adoped turbo changed petrol engine in ZEST and BOLT because its a type of cost saving method remember if TATA implements 16valves DOHC VVT Tech in XETA engine black means it will be more costly then Revotron 1.2T and thats the reason tata just added turbo unit to existing XETA Block and reduced NVH levels and increased Refinement levels