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A white Tata Estate in Goa, 1994.
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door station wagon|
|Layout||Front Engine, Rear Wheel Drive|
|Engine||1.9 D (68 Hp) Diesel engine|
|Transmission||5-speed manual transmission|
|Wheelbase||2,825 mm (111.2 in)|
|Length||4,625 mm (182.1 in)|
|Width||1,710 mm (67.3 in)|
|Height||1,610 mm (63.4 in)|
The Tata Estate was a station wagon car produced by Tata Motors. Already a major player in the heavy vehicle segment, this was the company's first attempt at building a passenger car. The car was considered fairly advanced during its time and had many features which were not common among other Indian cars available at the same price range then. The car came with power windows, power steering and a tachometer. The car performed better than expected.
The Tata Estate was placed into production in 1992 until 2000, being available with a 5-speed manual transmission. This followed after the production of the Tata Sierra in 1991. It was initially plagued with problems due to high fuel consumption, faulty electrical systems and suspensions before they were fixed in subsequent productions. Production of the car ended in 2000.
Tata Motors has mentioned that a bulletproof version of the Estate can be made for VIPs.
The platform of the Estate was based on the Tata 207 pick-up truck, which saved the company around Rs. 10 crore (at that time) in development costs.
Gaadi rated the Tata Estate as the second station wagon that should be placed back into production since it was the car that made Tata known publicly.
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Tata road car timeline, Indian market, 1990s–present
|Subcompact car||Indica||Indica Vista||Bolt|
|Compact car||Indigo Manza||Zest|
|Crossover utility vehicle||Aria|
|SUV||Sierra||Safari TCIC||Safari DiCOR||Safari STORME|
|MUV/MPV||Sumo||Sumo Victa||Sumo Gold|
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