To be used as feeders to Transjakarta busway and as regular buses, a series of medium sized buses are being developed by Tata Motors for Kopaja. This has been confirmed by Biswadev Sengupta, President Director of PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia, the sole agents of Tata Motors in Indonesia.
Just when we thought that the Tata Zest was ready for launch, Rush Lane reader Ankit Joshi spotted the car earlier today in Lonavala. Seen in the camouflaged coating os ‘Zest’ stickers, the compact sedan is expected to be launched in the coming days.
As the launch dates for two new models from Tata Motors draws closer, the company is keen to leave no stone unturned to make a comeback in the passenger car markets. Launch of the Zest sedan is pegged for early August, while the Bolt will soon follow.
Gujarat Finance Minister Saurabh Patel said that the state government had given soft loan of INR 419 crores to Tata Motors exclusively for the manufacture of Nano cars at the Sanand plant. However with Nano failing to attract required amount of attention, Tata Motors now seeks to produce other models from the Sanand plant and has sought extension of sops and incentives to new cars as well.
Many Indian car makers are expanding their base to South American continent. Mahindra have a car assembly plant in Manaus ,Brazil, Hero MotoCorp recently started work on a two-wheeler plant in Colombia and Maruti Suzuki is expanding major exports to South America. Now, another Indian auto major, Tata Motors is also jumping onto the global expansion band-wagon with a new full fledged car assembly plant in Venezuela.
Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will work jointly on some upcoming models, but badge engineering will not be seen between the brands, revealed Mr. Darren Bowler, Managing Director, Fusion Automotive (Tata’s distributor in Australia).
Media drives of Zest from Tata Motors was held about 10 days ago. At that time, it was revealed Zest will be launched in a next few days. Expected to be launched later this month, or early next month, Zest comes with exciting new features, best in class convenience levels and luxury seating for a nuclear family.
Tata Motors appoints LLC ‘TML Truck Rus’ as its official distributor of Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles in the Russian Federation. TML Truck Rus is headquartered in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan.