Tata Motors Cars
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Products||Automobiles, Commercial Vehicles|
Tata Motors Cars is a division of the India-based automaker Tata Motors which produces passenger cars under the Tata Motors marque.
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 Safari in 1998, 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 A newer version of the car, named Indica V2, was a major improvement over the previous version and quickly became a mass-favorite. 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.
In January 2008, Tata Motors launched Tata Nano, the least expensive production car in the world at about ₹120,000 (US$3,000). The city car was unveiled during the Auto Expo 2008 exhibition in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Tata has faced controversy over developing the Nano as some environmentalists like Anumita Roychoudhury, of the Centre for Science and Environment in Delhi, and Rajendra K. Pachauri, 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. Tata had set up a factory in Sanand, Gujarat and the first Nanos were rolled out in summer 2009.
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 Sumo
- Tata Safari
- Tata Indica
- Tata Indigo
- Tata Manza
- Tata Winger
- Tata Nano
- Tata Xenon XT
- Tata Aria
- Tata Venture
- Tata Iris
- Tata Zest
- Tata Bolt
- Pune Assembly
- 2000 Aria Roadster
- 2001 Aria Coupe
- 2002 Tata Indica
- 2004 Tata Indigo Advent
- 2005 Tata Xover
- 2006 Tata Cliffrider
- 2007 Tata Elegante
- 2009 Tata Pr1ma
- 2010 Tata Versa
- 2010 Tata Essota
- 2011 Tata Pixel
- 2011 Tata Sunny
- 2012 Tata Megapixel
- "Tata Milestones". Retrieved 22 March 2009.
- "The Next People's Car". Forbes. 16 April 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2008.
- "Time to say hi to Tata's dream car". The Times of India. 10 January 2008.
- Fred Attewill , "World's cheapest car upsets environmentalists", The Guardian, January 10, 2008
- Gavin Rabinowitz, "Carmaker in India unveils $2,500 car", USA Today, October 2008
- Colin Mathews, "Tata Nano Hits The Market, Environmentalists Sound Alarm", The Car Connection, March 23, 2009
- Siddhartha Shome, "The Little Car that Environmentalists Love to Hate", The Breakthrough, January 2008
- "Auto Expo 2014: Tata Bolt hatchback and Tata Zest sedan unveiled", Autocar India, February 3, 2014
- Vikas Yogi, "Tata Zest and Bolt Coming in August: Sources", NDTV Auto, May 20, 2014
- "Auto Expo 2014: Tata Nexon, Connectnext concepts unveiled", Autocar India, February 5, 2014
- PTI, "Auto Expo 2014: Tata Motors unveils SUV Nexon, ConnectNext concept cars", The Economic Times, February 5, 2014
|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||Estate||Sumo||Sumo Victa||Sumo Gold|