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Old 24th February 2007, 22:03   #1
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this is the Van version Of Tata Ace, the pictures which are already on Tata ace is Taxi version. this is really cute looking vheicle. Maruti Omni.. just look at her.






got these pics by email.
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Old 24th February 2007, 23:24   #2
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Good it is! Looks like more of a design study by Tata. A clay/plastic model. BUt it would be
great if they bring it into production with the Indica engine.

EDIT : Just saw the larger pictures. It IS indeed a model.

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Wonder whats under those wraps.

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Old 25th February 2007, 09:00   #3
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That is a good Looking Van. omni has some competition now. Any idea about the pricing.

Somehow that Tata's have nack for designing cars that have different streamlines on front and rear
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Photoshopped. Look at the 'handles' on the rear door in pics 2 and 3. Plus, the overall finish is too clean, too unreal. I doubt if Tata will sell a vehicle that does not feature a rear bumper, either - they know our market too well to sell a vehicle that will have its tailgate hit directly everytime it is rear-ended.
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Yup,very much a photoshopped image.But anyways nicely done photoshop and a nice find from you.

OT[dont want to start a new thread]

Looks like there is going to be some competition for the ace too,

Atul to roll out diesel variant 400 cc rear engine vehicle
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Bajaj to enter commercial vehicle segment

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Old 25th February 2007, 13:54   #6
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this is not photoshoped image. this is the proto model before production. made by clay or plastic. these photos are taken from Style room Of Tata Motors.
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this is not photoshoped image. this is the proto model before production. made by clay or plastic. these photos are taken from Style room Of Tata Motors.
This might sound cruel, but perhaps Tata should stick to making Model Cars then. Their models look better finished than the actual cars.
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looks very very boxy and being a ladder frame chassis, wonder what exactly would be the interior space in terms of leg room etc...
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Looks like a full size clay model to me. V common practice.
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Looks good ...nice photoshop/clay modelling work... hope the final product is also similar types
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Would sell well as an alternate to the omni in smaller cities but I've heard innumerable complaints about the reliability of the ace. Also, the top(roof) of the ace is a bit lower than that of the omni. It must be a tighter fit inside for the passenger or maybe tata has height of the van.
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A very cleverly designed car. Look at those more or less straight lines on the sides and the rear. Reduces the cost of developing/making the vehicle to a large extent. Even maintenance will be low for accident cases. Also, the proportions are such that it may prove to be a more stable vehicle on the roads when compared to the omni, which is known devil when it comes to toppling over.

By the way, did you look at those rounded rear lights? One is white, presumably for reversing... but why is the other one red? Somehow, it will look assymetric I think!
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A very cleverly designed car. Look at those more or less straight lines on the sides and the rear. Reduces the cost of developing/making the vehicle to a large extent. Even maintenance will be low for accident cases. Also, the proportions are such that it may prove to be a more stable vehicle on the roads when compared to the omni, which is known devil when it comes to toppling over.

By the way, did you look at those rounded rear lights? One is white, presumably for reversing... but why is the other one red? Somehow, it will look assymetric I think!
one revese lapm is okay. there is no need of 2 lamps. i have seen many cars with one reverse lamp in Europe.
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Yeah some how tata has affinity for desining assymetric cars
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Yikes.. Too ugly for me!!
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