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Old 26th February 2009, 00:15   #256
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The canopy version looks nice."pick up the kids or go river rafting"!!.I think they were taking a dig at our water-logged streets.Also Tata needs to get some new interior designers.The dashboard design is so bland.Other than that the Xenon looks nice and butch.Like the embossed TATA lettering at the rear.
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Old 26th February 2009, 08:02   #257
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Saw the adv. in newspaper today. Its horrible. A recreational pickup has to be with some more character. In fact for the first time the rear looks better than front to me atleast. I think this is sumo grande without the last row of seats. It looks so similar, that its going to work negative against this car. Look at Scorpio version and one realizes why these vehicles must have some character in their overall design.

The motor is from Safari Dicor and this will be positive point, but I doubt their reliability after reading tsk1979's experience. A good effort, but not the best. They need to work more and just giving the images in US style ads. wont work here in India, never. The price looks very attractive, but still something better would have been welcome.
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Old 26th February 2009, 08:10   #258
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Default Tata Xenon Launched

Tata Motors launched Xenon today.

Here is the link

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Old 26th February 2009, 09:11   #259
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Another link, from the Business line

The Hindu Business Line : Tata Motors launches Xenon pick-up

And the ET. (ET does not use the word "launched". Wonder why.).

Tata Xenon XT: Just the ticket for dirty dancing! - Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

Tata Xenon XT: Tarmac terror or terrain tamer- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
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Old 26th February 2009, 09:53   #260
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Originally Posted by Steeroid View Post
Any test rides yet? I bet SUV has already placed his order - he was waiting for this one to be launched.

Did drive one around but you cannot call it a TD, will post in a couple of days ... Before i place an order i need to drive it around for couple of 100 KM ...
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Old 26th February 2009, 10:15   #261
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Some Side cladding in Matt black, a redesigned bumper with bigger air intakes and wider tyres. This would make a hell lot of difference. Maybe some PS experts can do this.
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Newspaper Advt in todays TOI Hyderabad edition.

SCOOP : Tata XENON Spy Pictures EDIT: Now launched-getimage.png

Do we change the thread title now?

Is the extra light arrangement legal if done by the manufacturer.

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Old 26th February 2009, 10:31   #263
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Anyone know if they are they giving TDs in cochin yet? dont want to go to RF, because they are unlikely to forget my previous TD there.
Would really like to try one out. The pricing makes it very interesting.
If its anything like the 2.2 safari, its also going to be very quick on the highway.
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Old 26th February 2009, 10:36   #264
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Wow the car look awesome in red.

Bring it on TATA.

I hope they quality is not like the other tata offerings. The interiors looks good in the brouchers and the add on canopy is whats makes the car/station wagon complete.

TATA seems to be heating on thing in the automobile segment, where others seem to have gone in under cover.
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Old 26th February 2009, 10:49   #265
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The Car looks great and great pricing as well. But rest assured this car will not sell in numbers as a matter of fact its aimed at a very small market. I guess a lot of parts sharing ( say almost 80%) with other Tata vehicles makes Xenons pricing lucrative.

I like the interiors in black and the rear looks awesome. Also the after market front guard (like ford endeavor) might make it look better. Put in better alloys and some lights on the front and the rear parcel tray cover might just be perfect.
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Apparently the price is lower than the comparable Safari EX 4x4 by around 1L.
You get a vehicle which is 310kgs lighter, and does 0-100 in 15 seconds!
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"Around 9.5l" OTR (4X4) here in Calcutta. None of the dealers have a TD vehicle. All said that the car is in transit, Td on Sunday.
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This is indeed one of the best looking vehicles from the Tata stable. Looks masculine.

Does this have the same heart as Safari under the hood?
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I have been following the Xenon launch for quite sometime now and eagerly waiting for a Test Drive report. The res one shown in here is looking awesome. Also the website looks quite good.
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Looks a killer! Can someone edit the title please?
Originally Posted by Ardy View Post
Does this have the same heart as Safari under the hood?
Yup it does

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