The two major Indian automobile manufacturers in South Africa, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra , attracted considerable interest in the opening weekend of the Johannesburg International Motor Show, which is on till October 16.
Tata Motors launched the luxurious Tata Manza sedan and the international Tata Prima range of premium commercial vehicles. The Manza will be available in showrooms of S.A from the beginning of 2012. The new Tata vehicles being introduced in South Africa will bolster our already significant portfolio in the country. These introductions benefit from our innovations and learnings from South Africa’s customers. We look forward to a deeper presence in South Africa, which is already a focus market for us,”said Tata Motors Managing Director – India Operations Prakash Telang at the launch.
Tata Africa has for over than two decades increased its footprint throughout Africa to be present in 11 countries. Our various Tata vehicles on the roads throughout this continent bear witness to the enthusiastic uptake and relevance of the product and the brand,”said Tata Africa Holdings Managing Director Raman Dhawan. We are fully committed to the long-term growth and improvement of our reach in this sector throughout Africa,”he added.
Mahindra South Africa used the Johannesburg International Motor Show to showcase its imposing new XUV500 sports utility vehicle (SUV) to the public for the first time outside India, where it was launched just a week earlier. The car maker sells its Scorpio brand SUVs and trucks as well as other products.