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Tata Kite5 (Tiago-based sedan) to be called Viago/Altigo

It looks like the upcoming Tiago-based sedan (‘Kite5’ codenamed) will not be called the ‘Sway’ after all. The fresh reports on the web reveal that two names are shortlisted by Tata Motors – Tata Viago or Tata Altigo.

Despite being under 4 metres in length, the design doesn’t fail to impress people

Tata Motors is now finalising the production name of the Tiago-based compact sedan, which is expected to hit Indian showrooms by mid-2017. Positioned below the Tata Zest, it will be a replacement model to the ageing Indigo eCS. There is no fix date on launch as of now, as the company is preparing for the Hexa’s launch lined up for early next-year.

Nearly identical to the small hatchback up to the B-pillar, the Tiago-based sedan features a fast, coupe-like roofline that terminates in a stubby, yet well-proportioned boot. The silhouette has also allowed the designers to give the sedan a bigger rear door that make access to the back seats easier.

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Very bad trend catching-up in Indian car market

In India, there is a very bad trend catching-up. It was first with booted-up hatchbacks a trend started by Tata Motors with the launch Indigo of 2003. Now the trend of launching badge engineered car by Volkswagen and Renault. I am very disappointed indeed. For Maruti Suzuki bashers who criticized Maruti Suzuki for launching old products – why no harsh words for Skoda Rapid or this Renault Pulse ?

Confusing Brands

Volkswagen India recently launched their entry level sedan car for the Indian market. This car was called the Vento and it was basically an elongated version of the Polo. That’s alright I guess, but what confuses me, or rather bothers me is the fact the Skoda, which by the way is owned by VW, has come up with their entry level sedan vehicle, the Rapid, which in fact is almost the exact same car as the Vento. They both have the same engines, almost identical body deigns and boring interiors. Why would you go through the trouble of giving us the same car under two different brands, it just doesn’t make sense. The Indian consumer is getting smarter, but these German dudes at VW obviously don’t get that. Sure, they might want extra sales along a broader line, but to me it’s just plain lunacy.

The same goes for the Renault Nissan alliance. Nissan has already launched their small hatch called the Micra and now Renault is launching the exact same car, only with a different badge and name that is called the Pulse. It’s just not making sense to me. Obviously they are in total disregard for the customer who requires a variety of cars, not variety in the sense when all the cars are the same but have a variety of names. It’s just not a good thing to do, no matter how beneficial it is for your company. What these companies are really doing is wasting valuable resources and time to aim for market access. It’s disappointing and insulting. It all comes down to which brand is stronger at the end of the day, some people might not buy a Nissan Micra, but they would buy a Renault Pulse, because they prefer the brand. This is how you confuse the buyer in terms of value and quality.


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Spyshots Tata Motors Upcoming Cars

Spied – Tata Indica Station Wagon in Pune, once again!

Tata Motors, the leading Indian car maker has been the hallmark of vehicle innovations, prototype testing and introducing new variants and models of its prevailing cars, in order to cater wide options to the car buyers. Recently, the company’s much anticipated car model, Tata Indica Station Wagon was spotted testing on the shores of Chinchwad, Pune by Motorbeam reader Ravi Chauhan.

Earlier too, a prototype of this car was seen testing that looked alike Tata Indica XL, without cargo volume. As of now, the car maker, Tata Motors has not released any official statement about this car, but speculations are that this car is going to be launched, targeting the taxi market in India.

Tata Indica Station Wagon

It seems that the overall length of this car is considerably going to be more than four meters. Earlier, the auto-grand, Tata Motors unleashed the Indica project in 1998 and regained the fixed costs by a good margin that has enabled the car maker to slate its first passenger car at a more competing price. Expectations are that the company might introduce this car with an efficient 1400 cc CR4 engine that is speculated to have commendable fuel economy of 25 kmpl. Considering the taxi segment needs, the company might introduce this car with LPG or CNG variants and an additional 1.2litre petrol in-line.

As far as the price of this car is concerned, Tata Motors might slate it between the Indica Xeta and Indica Vista variant, availing more options to the entire Indica fleet. However, the seating capacity of this car still remains a big question mark, but considering its big size, Tata Indica Station Wagon can be predicted to come in seven seater options.

Tata Motors has been the shining car makers at the recently held, Auto Expo 2012 Delhi. It showcased some hilarious prototypes of Tata Nano CNG, Tata Safari Storme and Tata Aria AT, which are going to join Tata Motors’ fleet by the end of this year.


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Spied – Tata Indica based MPV spotted in Pune


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Spyshots Tata Motors Upcoming Cars

Spied – Tata Indica based MPV spotted in Pune

As the Indian car market is gearing up for a big show up in 2012 with lots of launched down the line, roads in Pune are busy testing new car mules. Recently, an MPV shaped car has been spied on the Pune roads and looking at the built up and features visible to the naked eye, it is in all probability a Tata Indica based MPV. The camouflaged car posed straight Tata product characteristics and seems more like an upward stretched Tata Indica. If it comes out to be an MPV, other MPVs in India including Maruti Ertiga must prepare itself for a strong fight as soon as it is launched in India.

Tata Indica based MPV

Features that prove that it is a Tata product and certainly one based on Tata’s best selling hatchback car Tata Indica are the outside rear view mirrors as well the front appearance of the mule. The silencer too appears to be a Tata Indica one besides the number plate which is of Maharashtra. Notably, there has been some silence in the Tata pavilion since long except the launch of Tata Safari Storme at the Auto Expo and the lately launch of 2012 Tata Nano. It would not be surprising if Tata soon announces a new addition to its brigade in the form of this MPV and this is the test mule of it.

If we analyze the prospects of the new Tata Indica based MPV in India then there is nothing that pulls it down. There is certainly a need of an entry level MPV in India that can be truly called an entry level MPV. The Indica MPV will sport a CR2 diesel engine and is expected to at the prime focus of Tata and it will be presenting it as a family car that is able to cater to the family car needs of the average Indian car buyer. Thus, what is expected is the low pricing of the Tata Indica MPV similar to the hatchback which still offers the cheapest diesel powered hatchback in India.


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Spied – Tata Indica CR4 XL, yet again!


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