From road to race track to field: Tata Prima title sponsor for Kings XI Punjab this Indian Premier League (IPL)
7th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) sees Tata Prima step in as title sponsor of Team Kings XI Punjab, one of 8 competing teams. The sponsorship marks a continued association of Tata Prima with sports, and is an opportune platform for in-stadium branding, and logo and kit branding.
India’s top car manufacturers list for FY 2013/14 unsurprisingly sees Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India at top two respectively, and dramatic change in rest 3 positions which is also not a surprise. The list includes Mahindra, Tata and Honda, by overall sales volume in fiscal 2013-14. The next two are Toyota and Ford.
Tata Motors were working on a diesel engined Nano, which was expected to deliver 35 kmpl. But, Tata no longer has any plans of launching a diesel engined Nano. This development was due to many reasons – narrowing gap between diesel and petrol prices India, expensive technology to develop diesel engine, and top of it all, an even higher price tag of Nano diesel once launched. All of which might not have worked in Nano Diesel’s favour and thus the project is now shelved.
Narain Karthikeyan’s 2014 Super Formula championship has gotten underway on a strong note on a strong note by qualifying 2nd for this season’s opening race. This year’s Super Formula series (formerly known as Formula Nippon) has switched to a new Dallara SF14 chassis powered by a 2 litre, 550 bhp turbocharged engine similar to new 2014 F1 regulations. rcaers find themselves in a new terrain dealing with a new launch system, with clutch on the steering (like Formula 1) – fuel loads and tyre degradation being other critical factors.
Ever since Tata took over British brand Jaguar Land Rover from Ford, there have been talks about Tata launching an SUV with Land Rover’s help. Finally, it has now been revealed that this SUV will enter markets by 2017, and that it will be based on the Land Rover Freelander platform.
The two new Tata cars, Zest compact sedan and Bolt hatchback made their debut at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo in February. Though Tata did not reveal the launch date for these two cars, they did confirm that both of them will be launched in India in the coming months.
Mumbai, April 10, 2014: Tata Motors has launched the all-new Aria in an exciting new avatar, with best-in-class performance and unmatched features. Offering class-leading space and comfort, loaded with exciting new equipment, the vehicle boasts state-of-the-art high-speed stability & safety features and a powerful new engine, making the all-new Aria perfect for every journey.
A premium SUV, codenamed Q5 as on date, is being devised by Tata Motors in association with their British company, Land Rover. This is an entry level premium SUV that is scheduled for launch in India by 2017. Codenamed Q5, the upcoming SUV from Tata Motors and Land Rover will be priced at around INR 20-25 lakhs and will be in a seven seater 5+2 seating layout. The upcoming SUV will be based on the Freelander platform which engineers will be modifying so as to fit the Q5 for Indian road conditions.
The report titled ‘India Meets Britain: Tracking the UK’s Top Indian Companies has been prepared along with a Confederation of Indian Industries which states that a total of 700 Indian companies totally employ 1 lakh persons in the UK. At the top of this list is Tata Steel and Tata Motors who together employ 60,000 persons.