Tata Motors, the country's largest automobile manufacturer, has unveiled eight new improved variants across five of its most popular brands in the domestic passenger car market. The company has introduced facelift versions of its entry level sub-compact Nano CNG, hatchback Indica, entry level sedan Indigo eCS and utility vehicle Sumo Gold. The new models boast of bold styling with vibrant colours and sporty graphic designs. The other additions comprise enhanced suspension mechanism, Feather-shift transmission gearbox (F-shift) and an advanced multimedia infotainment system. Tata Motors is expected to roll out the showcased new models in Indian auto market by the end of 2013 calendar year.
As per reports, Tata Motors would introduce factory fitted CNG kits in the improved variants of its Nano, Indica and Indigo soon in the country. Apart from the aforementioned cars, the company is expected to roll out a special edition Explorer trim of its flagship Safari Storme Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in the auto market. The Tata Safari Storme Explorer edition model comes equipped with a top-of-the-line off-roading package, which would significantly the experience of treading any kind of uncertain or demanding terrain.
Expressing his views at the unveiling ceremony, Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Units, Tata Motors, was quoted as saying, “These products clearly indicate the significant improvement we are bringing in our product quality. While we are working towards our next-generation product pipeline, today we are bringing best-in-class vehicle experience across different passenger car categories to enhance some of our great existing brands. Besides offering exciting new features, these cars will be backed by an engaging purchase experience and a transformed after-sales network.”
The new enhanced Tata Indigo eCS model is expected to carry several interior and exterior modifications. The upgraded entry level sedan would come fitted with a refined CR4 diesel oil burner rated with a top torque output of 140 Nm. Further, this engine assembly is expected to incorporate the cutting edge F-shift gearbox. Tata Motors' top selling Indica hatchback in its updated avatar would come with revised exteriors, dual tone interiors and an improved gearbox with Smart-shift technology. The 2013 Tata Sumo Gold facelift model boasts of a dual air conditioning system and an advanced infotainment system with Bluetooth/USB connectivity.
The Tata Nano facelift gets a gamut of new features, such as twin glove boxes, remote keyless entry, a 4-speaker AmphiStream stereo system that is replete with all kinds of connectivity. Further, Tata Motors is offering four special Nano Personalization Kits, namely Jet, Alpha, Remix and Peach. This would enable a buyer to customise the cute little Nano as per his/her liking. The 2013 Nano facelift would be available at Tata Motors' nationwide retail outlets by July 2013.