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.
Buyers are already excited about the new Tata Motors Zest sedan and Bolt hatchback, which will be launched in the coming weeks. Powered by new Revotron engine, both these cars are built on Tata’s all new design and manufacturing philosophy, HorizoNEXT.
It was in September 2013 that Tata Motors officially entered Indonesia, via PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia – a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, India. At that time, they launched three new passenger vehicles, Aria MPV, Vista hatchback and Safari Storme SUV, all with manual transmission.