Tata Motors Cars is a division of the India-based automaker Tata Motors which produces cars under the brand name Tata Motors . It is currently the 3rd largest car manufacturer in India in terms of sales after Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai .[1][2]

Tata Motors Cars
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Area served
ProductsAutomobiles, Commercial Vehicles
ParentTata Motors

History Edit

Tata Nano

Tata Motors entered the passenger vehicle market in 1991 with the launch of the Tata Sierra, a multi utility vehicle. This was followed by the launch of the Tata Estate in 1992 (a stationwagon based on the existing TataMobile light commercial vehicle) and the Tata Sumo in 1994, India's first sports utility vehicle.

Tata launched the Indica in 1998, the first fully indigenous Indian passenger car. Although initially criticised by auto-analysts, its excellent fuel economy, powerful engine and an aggressive marketing strategy made it one of the best selling cars in the history of the Indian automobile industry. A newer version of the car, named Indica V2, was a major improvement over the previous version and quickly became a mass favourite. Tata Motors also successfully exported large quantities of the car to South Africa. The success of Indica played a key role in the growth of Tata Motors.[2]

In January 2008, Tata Motors launched Tata Nano, the least expensive production car in the world at about 120,000 (US$3,000).[3] The city car was unveiled during the Auto Expo 2008 exhibition in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.[4]

Tata has faced controversy over developing the Nano as some environmentalists like Anumita Roychoudhury, of the Centre for Science and Environment in Delhi,[5] and Rajendra K. Pachauri,[6] chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), are concerned that the launch of such a low-priced car could lead to mass motorization in India with adverse effects on pollution and global warming.[7][8] Tata had set up a factory in Sanand, Gujarat and the first Nanos were rolled out in summer of 2009.[3]

Tata Nano Europa had been developed for sale in developed economies and it hit markets in 2010 while the normal Nano had hit markets in South Africa, Kenya and countries in Asia and Africa by late 2009.

Tata Motors Cars has launched further expansion into Southeast Asia by expanding into Vietnam and the Philippines.[4]

At the 12th Auto Expo in February 2014, Tata Motors unveiled The Bolt, a hatchback and The Zest, a compact sedan.[9] They are slated to launch in August 2014.[10]

Tata Motors increased its capital expenditure by 30 per cent to Rs 32,000 in order accelerate its shift toward electric vehicles

In 2020, there were plans for Chinese auto maker Chery to buy a percentage of Tata Motors in order for Chery (who already make Jaguar Land Rover[11] cars in a joint venture in China) to gain entry into the Indian market and in order for Tata Motors to get technology for cars such as the proposed Tata Blackbird.[12][13] However, due to Covid-19 and the continuing political tensions over the Chinese/Indian border and other geopolitical reasons it is extremely unlikely that the company Chery will buy any part of Tata Motors.

It was announced on May 30, 2022, Tata Motors signed an MOU with the Gujarat Government to acquire Ford India’s Sanand manufacturing plant.[14]

Products Edit

Current Models Edit

ICE Vehicles Edit

Model Calendar year
Current model Vehicle information
  Tiago 2016 2020 A-segment/city car hatchback.
  Altroz 2020 2020 B-segment/subcompact hatchback.
  Tigor 2017 2020 B-segment/subcompact sedan.
  Punch 2021 2021 Subcompact crossover SUV
  Nexon 2017 2020 Subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment)
  Harrier 2019 2023 Compact crossover SUV (C-segment)
  Safari 1998 2023 Mid-size crossover SUV

Electric Vehicles Edit

Model Calendar year
Current model Vehicle information
Tiago.ev 2022 2022 A-segment/subcompact Hatchback.
Tigor EV 2019 2021 B-segment/subcompact sedan.
  Nexon EV 2020 2020 Subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment)

Former Models Edit

Manufacturing Facilities Edit

Concept vehicles Edit

The Tata Pr1ma concept car
Tata 45X Concept at Geneva Motor show

References Edit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Tata Milestones". Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  3. ^ "The Next People's Car". Forbes. 16 April 2007. Archived from the original on 1 May 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2008.
  4. ^ "Time to say hi to Tata's dream car". The Times of India. 10 January 2008.
  5. ^ Fred Attewill , "World's cheapest car upsets environmentalists", The Guardian, 10 January 2008
  6. ^ Gavin Rabinowitz, "Carmaker in India unveils $2,500 car", USA Today, October 2008
  7. ^ Colin Mathews, "Tata Nano Hits The Market, Environmentalists Sound Alarm", The Car Connection, 23 March 2009
  8. ^ Siddhartha Shome, "The Little Car that Environmentalists Love to Hate", The Breakthrough, January 2008
  9. ^ "Auto Expo 2014: Tata Bolt hatchback and Tata Zest sedan unveiled", Autocar India, 3 February 2014
  10. ^ Vikas Yogi, "Tata Zest and Bolt Coming in August: Sources", NDTV Auto, 20 May 2014
  11. ^ "Chinese automaker Chery rethinks partnership with Tata Motors". 29 May 2020.
  12. ^ M, Surendhar (1 February 2020). "Tata Blackbird SUV Concept Teased Ahead Of Auto Expo Unveil?". Gaadiwaadi.com.
  13. ^ "Tata Blackbird to launch soon? » MotorOctane". MotorOctane. 1 February 2020.
  14. ^ Livemint (30 May 2022). "Tata Motors to acquire Ford India's Sanand plant". mint. Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Auto Expo 2014: Tata Nexon, Connectnext concepts unveiled", Autocar India, 5 February 2014
  16. ^ PTI, "Auto Expo 2014: Tata Motors unveils SUV Nexon, ConnectNext concept cars", The Economic Times, 5 February 2014

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