Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tata Motors to hike price of Nano from 1 Nov 2010

India's one of the largest auto market leader, Tata Motors is taking a minor price increase on the Tata Nano, effective from November 1, 2010, to partially neutralise the steep increase in input costs in the last two years. The average increase is about Rs.9000/- (ex-showrooms), with prices varying from city to city and model to model. As of now, Tata Motors has announced open sales of the Tata Nano in the states of Kerala (since August 2010) and Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal (since October 2010). The company has tied up with 39 Banks, NBFC, Cooperative and Gramin Banks to offer customers with loans for purchasing the Tata Nano at attractive rates of interest. More such arrangements are in process. As a result of these tie-ups, the Tata Nano can be owned at an EMI of less than Rs. 3000/-.

Tata Nano

The Tata Nano offers an incredibly spacious passenger compartment which can comfortably seat four adults. With a length of just 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6 metres, the Tata Nano has the smallest exterior footprint for a car in India but is 21 per cent more spacious than the smallest car available today. A high seating position makes ingress and egress easy. Its small size coupled with a turning radius of just 4 metres, makes it extremely manoeuvrable in the smallest of parking slots. The Tata Nano is available in three variants including Tata Nano Standard, Tata Nano CX and Tata Nano LX.

Tata Nano
The standard version of Nano comes in three colour options, single-tone seats and fold-down rear seat. Behind of it, Tata Nano CX is also available in five exciting colour options, with heating and air-conditioning (HVAC), two- tone seats, parcel shelf, booster-assisted brakes, fold-down rear seat with nap rest. The luxurious version of Tata Nano LX is loaded with luxury features which makes it more stylish and comfy including fabric seats, central locking, front power windows, body coloured exteriors in three premium colours, fog lamps, electronic trip meter, cup holder in front console, mobile charger point, and rear spoiler.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tata Nano open sales begin

India's one of the biggest auto market leader, Tata Motors has recently announced open sales of the Tata Nano in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Residents of these 4 states, who are desirous of driving home a Tata Nano but had not booked the car during 2009, will be able to purchase a Tata Nano now. Customers will be able to take a closer look at and test drive the Tata Nano across all Tata Motors dealerships and special Nano access points. Tata Motors has tied up with 25 banks to offer customers with loans for purchasing the Tata Nano at attractive rates of interest. The Tata Nano offers an incredibly spacious passenger compartment which can comfortably seat four adults. With a length of just 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6 metres, the Tata Nano has the smallest exterior footprint for a car in India but is 21 percent more spacious than the smallest car now available.

A high seating position makes ingress and egress easy. Its small size coupled with a turning radius of just 4 metres, makes it extremely manoeuvrable in the smallest of parking slots. The three trim levels and their key features are: Tata Nano Standard: The standard version, in three colour options, single-tone seats, and fold-down rear seat.Tata Nano CX is available in five colour options, with heating and air-conditioning (HVAC), two- tone seats, parcel shelf, booster-assisted brakes, fold-down rear seat with nap rest.

Tata Nano LX comes With the features of CX plus complete fabric seats, central locking, front power windows, body coloured exteriors in three premium colours, fog lamps, electronic trip meter, cup holder in front console, mobile charger point, and rear spoiler. Many of these features are not available on current entry-level small cars in the country. Tata Nano comes loaded with 2-cylinder 624 cc engine which is delivering top power output of 35 PS at 5250 rpm and produces peak torque of 48 Nm @ 3000 rpm – enables the car to have a top speed of 105 kmph and negotiate inclines with a gradeability of 30 percent.

Fuel efficiency: 23.6 km/litre, certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) under mandated test conditions, which is the highest for any petrol car in India.

The high fuel efficiency, with a low kerb weight of 600 kg, ensures that the Tata Nano – at 101 gm / km – has the lowest CO2 emission among cars in India. Safety: The Tata Nano’s safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements – it passes the roll-over test and offset impact, which are not regulated in India. It has an all sheet-metal body, reinforced passenger compartment, crumple zones, intrusion- resistant doors, besides mandatory seat belts and complies fully with existing Indian safety standards. Tubeless tyres – among which the rear ones are wider endowing extra stability – enhance safety. Tata Motor has recently launched the new Tata Aria in India. Apart from that launch, the company is also planning to launch new cheapest car soon in India.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The New Tata Safari to be launched in India next year

Tata Safari, India's largest selling sports utility vehicle by the country's major auto maker, Tata Motors. The most popular SUV in the country, Tata Safari, after getting wonderful response from the Indian buyers is going to be introduced in new avatar. The new Avatar of Tata Safari will be based on Aria X2 platform. The new SUV car will have more specious in the interiors with new strong structure making it more comfy and classy. It will also be additionally packed with features such as ABS, Airbags, Climate Control etc.

However, Tata Motors has not yet confirmed the launch of new Tata Safari in the biggest Indian auto market. The already existing model of Tata Safari is also known well for their robust performance in the country, now Indian buyers will hope the new Tata Safari come up with advanced powertrain to offer more power and torque. It is speculated the new car might be a little lighter than the existing model of Tata Safari to make it more fuel efficient.

On the other hand, Tata Motors has just unveiled the new Tata Aria in India. It is also powered with the same like Tata Safari. The new Aria developed under two different SUV and MUV category of the country. Apart from that launch, India's car lovers will see more launches of the company new products range in India that includes Tata Ace, Tata Dolphin(concept small car) and more.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tata Aria : India's first crossover

The newly entrant India's first long awaited crossover, Tata Aria has recently been launched by the country's largest auto maker, Tata Motors. The new Aria comes with attractive price tag between Rs. 12,90,901 - Rs 15,50,000 (ex-showroom,Delhi). The heavyweight machine of new car has been made based on the company most popular SUV, Tata Safari and the interiors targeting based on MUV. The all new Tata Aria is developed with massive powered engine capacity which is fitted with 2.2 litre, DICOR CRDI Diesel Engine with dual mass flywheel under its bonnet. The power plant of the car is offering awesome power output of 140 PS at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1700-2700 rpm.

The new powertrain of this car will attract more new customers in the auto market and will compete with big competitors Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Scorpio and Honda CR-V, etc. Tata Aria presently available in three variants including Pride, Prestige and Pleasure. The vehicle sports sound technologies such as 4x4 Adapterra Torque-on-Demand System, In-dash GPS-based Navigation System, Electronic Stability Programme, Traction Control System, etc.

The brand new Aria has also been additionally packed various comfort and safety features which makes it more comfy and safety such as Six airbags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags), ABS with EBD, Darkness Sensing Lights, Driver Information System, Automatic Climate Control, Premium leather upholstery, three-row theatre style flexible seating, Electrically adjustable, retractable ORVMs, Reverse Guide Camera, steering mounted phone and music control. The price of the all new Tata Aria is tagged between Rs. Rs 12,90,901 - Rs 15,50,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tata Motors to launch new small car in India by 2012

India's biggest passenger car manufacturer, Tata Motors is mulling over to launch brand new small wonder in the Indian auto market by 2012. The new small car will be positioned between Tata Nano and Tata Indica. Carl Peter Forster at the launch of the company’s first cross-over vehicle, Tata Aria said, "This is a widespace that needs to be addressed." Tata Motors has also accepted that they don't have any small car to take on Maruti Alto under the small premium category of the country. Tata Nano is available with cheapest price tag of Rs.2 lacs and the Tata Indica are also priced at Rs. 3 lacs.

The new small car would be loaded with the same power engine like Maruti alto, which is powered by 998cc, 3 cylinder K10B engine. The new car might be loaded with more advanced features to make it excellent performing. However, the company officially has not yet informed about the features and specification on this car. On the other hand, Tata Motors has recently launched the most ambitious car, Tata Aria with the amazing price tag at Rs 13.18lacs – Rs. 15.85 lacs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). It will compete with Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Ford Endeavour and Honda CR-V.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tata Motors Group global sales grow by 19percent in September 2010

The Tata Motors Group global sales, comprising of Tata, Tata Daewoo and Hispano Carrocera range of commercial vehicles, Tata passenger vehicles along with distributed brands in India, and Jaguar and Land Rover, were 86,996 nos. in September 2010, a growth of 19percent over September 2009. Cumulative sales for the fiscal (April 2010 – September 2010) are 511,934 higher by 38percent compared to the corresponding period in 2009-10. Sales of all commercial vehicles were 40,961 nos. in September 2010, a growth of 18percent. Cumulative sales for the fiscal are 233,573 nos., a growth of 32percent.


Sales of all passenger vehicles were 46,035 nos. in September 2010, a growth of 21percent. Cumulative sales for the fiscal are 278,361 nos., a growth of 43percent. Tata passenger vehicle sales, including those distributed, were 26,507 nos. for the month, a growth of 24percent. Cumulative sales for the fiscal are 166,074 nos., a growth of 45percent.

Jaguar Land Rover global sales in September 2010 were 19,528 vehicles, higher by 16percent. Jaguar sales for the month were 4,861, higher by 10percent, while Land Rover sales were 14,667, higher by 19percent. Cumulative sales of Jaguar Land Rover for the fiscal are 112,287 nos., higher by 40percent. Cumulative sales of Jaguar are 29,780 nos., higher by 27percent, while cumulative sales of Land Rover are 82,507 nos., higher by 45percent. On the other hand, Tata Motor has recently launched the new long awaited India's first crossover car, Tata Aria with attractive price tag between Rs 12,90,901 - Rs 15,50,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). As per some news reports, the company is planning to launch an small premium car against Maruti Alto. Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will get the new cars in India that includes Skoda Yeti, Toyota Etios, Maruti Kizashi, BMW X1, Volvo XC60, Maruti Cervo and Hyundai Avante.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tata Motors' share issue successfully completed

Tata Motors has successfully completed its issue of shares aggregating US$ 750 million, comprising ‘A’ Ordinary Shares aggregating US$ 550 million and Ordinary Shares aggregating US$ 200 million.

It may be recalled that Tata Motors announced the offering of ‘A’ Ordinary Shares and Ordinary Shares aggregating US$ 325 million and US$ 200 million, respectively on October 1, 2010. Pursuant to an overwhelming response from investors across India and internationally with a book size aggregating US$ 1.85 billion, the Company decided on October 4, 2010 to upsize the issue to US$ 550 million of ‘A’ Ordinary Shares and US$ 200 million of Ordinary Shares.



A duly authorised Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Committee”) at its meeting held on October 11, 2010, decided to issue and allot 32,165,000 ‘A’ Ordinary Shares at a price of `764 per ‘A’ Ordinary Share (including a premium of `754 per ‘A’ Ordinary Share) and 8,320,300 Ordinary Shares at a price of `1,074 per Ordinary Share (including a premium of `1,064 per Ordinary Share) aggregating to a total issue size of `33,510.06 million, pursuant to a qualified institutions placement under the provisions of Chapter VIII of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009, as amended ("SEBI ICDR Regulations") to Qualified Institutional Buyers ("QIBs") as defined under 2(1)(zd) of the SEBI ICDR Regulations (the “Issue”).

Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited and Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited were the Book Running Lead Managers for the Issue.

Mr C Ramakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer, Tata Motors, said, “The response is a reflection of the market confidence in the underlying performance and outlook of Tata Motors’ Group, including Jaguar and Land Rover, and we are very grateful for the faith reposed by the investors. This is another major milestone in our financing strategy and balance sheet de-leveraging.”

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tata Motors launches the new Aria in India

Tata Motors today launched the Tata Aria, the first Indian four-wheel drive crossover, a luxurious creation with the finesse of a sedan and the muscle of an SUV all blended in one car. The Tata Aria redefines several benchmarks with its design and technologies, offering class leading features that take comfort and safety to a new height. The selectable 4x4 is equipped with a Torque-on-Demand System which significantly enhances all-terrain capabilities. It is the first in its segment with an In-dash GPS-based Navigation System. It is also among those rare cars in India to offer advanced safety features like the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), which ensures the car’s stability, and six airbags to ensure safety in exigencies. The Aria’s styling is a blend of bold proportions, uncluttered lines and uncompromising aesthetics. The aggressive, well planted stance is tempered by a lunging silhouette and a dynamic roofline. Wraparound dual barreled headlamps complement the signature Tata grille. Chrome detailing on the sides accentuates its premium class. The interiors reflect the same richness and elegance in design, layout, and visual appeal. Premium leather upholstery enhances richly textured trims in single or dual tone themes. Air-conditioning louvres on pillars and a sweeping row of roof utility spaces add to the distinctive appeal.


Passengers can simply walk into the Aria, rather than having to climb up or get down into the cabin. The three-row theatre style flexible seating ensures ample space. Like the driver’s and the front passenger seat, the second row seats can also be slid fore and aft to increase legroom. Both the second row and third row seats can be fully collapsed to make the car even roomier for accessories and luggage for that weekend sojourn. The height-adjustable driver’s seat and the tilt adjustable steering help configure the most comfortable driving position. The glasshouse offers commanding visibility, aided by electrically adjustable ORVMs. There is no need to look back even to park – a Reverse Guide Camera helps you with exactitude. As you drive out, the In-dash Navigation System guides you to your destination, the Driver Information System continuously indicates essential drive data, the Cruise Control allows you to set speed, and the Automatic Climate Control, through roof-mounted AC vents, keeps the cabin temperature ambient. The 2-DIN music system and Bluetooth, along with steering mounted phone and music controls, helps switch between music and conversation at the touch of a button. Other features do not even require raising a finger – Darkness Sensing Lights will come on automatically, as will Rain Sensing Wipers. Roof utility bins, a glove-box chiller and conveniently placed cup holders helps keep every thing you want within easy reach.


The Aria’s stylish design is inlaid with the DNA of an SUV, manifested in its stance, power, driveability and safety. Its 2.2 litre Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine, with variable turbine technology and 32-bit ECU delivers 140 PS power and 320 Nm torque. It is equipped with a dual mass flywheel which isolates torsional vibrations from the powertrain, thus providing a NVH free environment in the cabin. The new Mark II gearbox is perfectly mated to the engine ensuring smooth power delivery and precise shifting. The suspension is designed to achieve an optimal balance between ride comfort and control and stability, both on normal roads and in offroading. Its low-roll characteristics and higher soaking capacity further ensure a sedan-like ride quality and SUV-like offroading capability. The 4x4 Adapterra Torque-on-Demand System on its own senses terrain conditions and automatically supplies torque in varying proportions between the front and rear axles, depending on the terrain. It helps off-road driving as well as stability on normal roads. The Aria boasts of best in class safety features, making it one of the safest cars on Indian roads.


The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) senses any mismatch between the driver’s intended direction and the actual direction of the car, and automatically intervenes to apply braking force to the appropriate wheel and stabilises the car. Along with ESP, the Traction Control System (TCS) maintains stability under situations of sudden acceleration. The Aria is equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels resulting in superior braking effectiveness and better control. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Breakforce Distribution (EBD) aids steerability and control in emergency braking situations and on slippery surfaces. The Aria’s frame is constructed with advanced hydroformed members. Hydroforming enhances their rigidity while reducing weight. Besides, the body shell has crumple zones and the doors have side impact bars. Six airbags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags) protect occupants from every side. Besides India, the Aria satisfies all current crash safety norms in European markets.


The Tata Aria is being launched in three trim levels, all with 4x4 – the Aria Pride at the top end, the Aria Prestige and the Aria Pleasure, each in eight colour options. While the Aria Pride is fully loaded, features will vary in the Aria Prestige and the Aria Pleasure (details in www.tataaria.com). The Tata Aria is being made available, to begin with, in 25 cities through 69 dealerships.

Tata Motors ready to launch Aria in India

The country's biggest auto market leader, Tata Motors is going to launch the new most awaited India's first crossover, Tata Aria on 11th October in the country. The first look of this car has already been showcased at the 10th anniversary of Delhi Auto Expo 2010. The company official is now all set to introduce the new Tata Aria in the Indian auto market. It is speculated to be tagged in an amazing and competitive price range of Rs 10 to 14 lacs. Tata Aria has been assembled with some of the most interesting features of an SUV. It would be an eight seater premium MUV that has been confirmed to be built on the roadster concept exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show 2000. With such initial specifications creating a buzz in the industry, the Tata Aria launch already seems grand.



The all new Tata Aria might be loaded features with 2.2 L, DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail) engine. The massive 2.2L Dicor powertrain can expect to produce awesome power output of 140 bhp at 4000rpm while generates peak torque around 320Nm at 1700-2700rpm with its 2179cc displacement.The company's flagship SUV, Tata Safari is also developed with the same power engine and the performance of this car getting extremely well in the Indian auto market. The new car will also be able to offer excellent performance and will get wonderful attention from the Indian buyers.



The Tata Aria might get tough competition with the popular SUV and MUV cars like Ford Endeavour, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Innova, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Captiva and Toyota Fortuner. The launch of Tata Aria is already awaited by the car enthusiasts and a launch around the festive season of Navratris is sure to push the sales big time. Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will get the new cars in India that includes Skoda Yeti, Hyundai Santa Fe, Maruti Kizashi and Toyota Etios, etc.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The all new Tata Indica Vista coming to India

Tata Indica Vista, the country's one of the best hatchback automobiles range manufactured by India's biggest passenger car maker, Tata Motors India Limited. It is the first passenger car from Tata Motors. Tata Indica Vista is getting excellent attention from the Indian buyers, the company looking forward to introduce another upgraded version of its best selling car, new Tata Indica Vista soon in India. The new Tata Indica Vista will take place in the Indica Vista family loaded with the same capacity engine like Fiat Punto 90 bhp and the same engine output is expected from the 1.4 litre engine with some refinement as required by the new Tata Indica Vista. The existing model of the Indica produces maximum power of 75 bhp while the new engine will produce 90 bhp of top power valve.


Few months back, the company has already launched an BS-IV emission norms compliant version of Indica Vista, called Tata Indica Vista drivetech4. The new version carries a ton of enhancement inside and out. The new Tata Indica Vista Drivetech4 has a advanced designed Eurotech gearbox teamed with the Vista Drivetech4 Quadrajet diesel and Safire petrol engines. The new upcoming model of Indica Vista will be available with two engine option including Petrol and Diesle.


It will also be developed with some cosmetic changes in interior and exterior. However, the company has not yet official announced the launch and price tag. Before the launch of the Tata Indica Vista 90 bhp, Tata Motors has already informed that it will launch India's first crossover car, Tata Aria on 11th October, 2010. The new crossover model will be powered by a 2.2L, 2179cc, 4-cylinder DICOR engine. The 2.2L DICOR engine which can expect to produce maximum power of 140 bhp at 4,000 rpm and develops a peak torque of 320Nm at 1,700 to 2,700 rpm. The Tata Aria will be packed with both 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) and 2WD (Two Wheel Drive) options. It might be launched with amazing price tag of around Rs. 15 lakh.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Tata Indigo e-CS: most fuel efficient sedan

India's one of the largest passenger car manufacturer, Tata Motors India Limited has recently introduces an upgraded version of its best selling sedan car, Tata Indigo e-CS in the Indian auto market. The new improved version of Tata Indigo CS has been developed with ahead generation attributes to make it most fuel efficient sedan car in the auto market. The new version has been announced as the most fuel efficient sedan by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The based model of Tata Indigo has been getting overwhelming response from the Indian buyers. Tata Motors has been established their strong position in the Indian auto market and working hard to introduce new varieties of cars, which might come up at per customers expectation.




The new avatar of Tata Motors which has just launched with most fuel efficient and attractive price tag. The sedan wins the battle of mileage amongst its nearest rivals such as Hyundai Accent and Ford Ikon. The new Tata Indigo e-CS comes loaded features with 1.4L, CR4, Common Rail Diesel engine and it offers 23.03kmpl mileage as per the ARAI test reports. The new Indigo CS series is also packed with 1.2L, MPFI petrol engine and both engine are meets with latest BS-IV emission norms compliant.

The heart of this car is incorporated with a 5 speed manual gearbox transmission system. The new version of Tata Indigo CS has also got some exciting features in Interior and Exteriors. The car has been improved with a new grille and new body coloured rear view mirrors and turn indicators which makes it more stylish in the market. Tata Motors has also planned to launch India's first crossover, Tata Aria on 11th October, 2010. It is expected to be available with amazing price tag between Rs. 12 to 15 lakh.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tata Motors reported 23% growth in sales last month

Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in September 2010 were 64,668 vehicles, a growth of 23percent over 52,513 vehicles sold in September 2009. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for September 2010 were 59,611 nos., a 20percent growth over 49,650 nos. sold in September last year. Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal are 380,113 nos., a growth of 39percent over 273,491 nos. sold last year.




The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in September 2010 in the domestic market were 35,734 nos., a 14percent growth compared to 31,474 vehicles sold in September last year. LCV sales were 19,097 nos., a growth of 3percent over September last year. M and HCV sales stood at 16,637 nos., a growth of 28percent over September last year. Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 204,242 nos., a growth of 26percent over last year. Cumulative LCV sales are 115,342 nos., a growth of 15percent over last year, while M and HCV sales stood at 88,900 nos., a growth of 45percent over last year.




The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 25,527 nos. (23,877 Tata 1,650 Fiat) in the domestic market in September 2010, a 23percent increase compared to 20,752 nos. (18,176 Tata 2,576 Fiat) in September last year. Sales of Tata passenger vehicles are 23,877 nos., a growth of 31percent over September 2009. Sales of the Tata Nano were 5,520 nos., higher by 61percent over September last year. The Indica range sales were 6,258 nos., lower by 37percent over September last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 8,783 nos., a growth of 248percent over September last year. The Sumo/Safari range accounted for sales of 3,316 nos., higher by 40percent over September last year. Jaguar Land Rover sales continued their upward trend.




Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 161,036 nos. (149,173 Tata 11,863 Fiat), against 111,470 nos. (98,568 Tata 12,902 Fiat) last year, a growth of 44percent. Cumulative sales of Tata passenger vehicles were 149,173 nos., a 51percent increase compared to 98,568 nos., in September last year. Cumulative sales of the Nano are 37,402 nos., a 345percent increase compared to 8,396 nos., in September last year. Cumulative sales of the Indica range are 48,902 nos., lower by 14percent. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family are 43,771 nos., higher by 149percent. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari range are 19,098 nos., higher by 22percent. The company's sales from exports at 5,057 vehicles in September 2010 registered a growth of 77percent compared to 2,863 vehicles in September last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 26,698 nos. are higher by 102percent over 13,223 nos. in the same period last year. Tata Motors has officially announced that it will launch the first crossover car model, 'Tata Aria' in Indian on 11th October,2010.