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Old 20th June 2008, 11:24   #121
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road test of the 3.0 xenon from South Africa

motoring.co.za - Tata raises its game with the Xenon
In contrast to the overall positive review by the South African mag, a very negative preview has appeared on a Thai web site by a guy named Peter who happened to observe the Xenon at its unveiling at the Bangkok Auto Show.

2008 Bangkok International Motor Show : Tata Xenon | bkkAutos.com

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Old 24th September 2008, 08:46   #122
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Default Possible TATA 207 upgrade spotted

Mods: I did not get a thread on TATA 207 so this one.

guys, yesterday while going back to home from Hinjewadi (IT park in Pune), I spotted a camouflaged vehicle which was very much similar to 207 in size.

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1. Tail lights: Imagine 30% outer side of Skoda Laura's tail light. This vehicle has the same. 2 red light lined and in between indicator and reverse light. It was something MH12TC19* number plate. Also there was a LED line running at the center of the back side. 2 red ligths in the bumper as well.

2. Wheel arch: Cladding around wheel arches just same as current TATA 207

3. Instrument cluster: lit in a red-yellow-green lights.

4. Side profile: Very much like 207. 4 doors and at the back carrying space as 207. It was filled by few cans. I guess for load testing.

5. Height: A bit taller than 207 if looked from back.

6. Left hand drive vehicle: Yes it was LHD. Driver was a Sardar and sped up once he noticed I am driving side by side and staring at this vehicle.

7. Possible Badge: It was something written at the right back of the vehicle but it was in chome and as it was already dark could not read anything.

Guys, I have taken a pic but it is not so clear as it was dark and coz of my headlights clarity went on toss. So no pics as of now.
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You probably saw the Tata Xenon, which has already been launched in Thailand and South Africa.

LHD probably means they're testing a new version for another market (Middle East perhaps?)
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@Neo, like swale84 said, it's possibly the Xenon. Pls post the pic you have, which will help confirm this.
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@Neo, like swale84 said, it's possibly the Xenon. Pls post the pic you have, which will help confirm this.
It is of the worst quality. Still I will post it once I reach home. I can not connect my mobile here.
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It is of the worst quality. Still I will post it once I reach home. I can not connect my mobile here.
We do not mind if the quality is back as long as the vehicle can be identified.
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Old 24th September 2008, 11:53   #127
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Hey guys Tata is giving 30 grand discount on the TL range, so the price should come down to 6.20 lac onraod pune + one can get some accessories from the dealer like Bull bars, running boards and discount on alloys..if YOU can BARGAIN you know what I mean
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........I spotted a camouflaged vehicle which was very much similar to 207 in size........
Camouflaging the Xenon doesn't make sense considering that it's already been unveiled in India and launched abroad.

Do post the pic please.
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So when is the Xenon getting launched here ?

Or have they forgotten all about it.
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So when is the Xenon getting launched here ?

Or have they forgotten all about it.

Autocar mentioned that it's coming in feb 2009, so was happy and called the showroom to find out if any news there, same answer they have been giving me for past year...'May be sir, we can not confirm the launch date'.
But looking at the current financial situation, I can not see this coming soon, or it may be that the exports have declined and TATA may try and find market for the productes vehicle here.
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For those of you in chennai, there is a Xenon double cab 4x4 in concorde motors. I had stopped by to check it out. They don't know anything about the price range or launch date. I suspect since they have send a car to the dealer the launch date must be soon.

I sat inside. It's fantastic. Light years ahead of my Tatamobile double cab. Comes with the 2.2 L VVTI engine as well. Not sure if it is tuned to 140 bhp or 120 like the Grande.
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Looks like you beat me to it, 4x4addict : I logged on to TBHP now to post similar news.
I had also checked out the Xenon at Concorde...but they didnt have any info about it. I was told it was not yet approved , and it was not for display for sale at their dealership. Looks like it is here for getting the RTO approval for registration in TN (and there is some delay here).

I liked the design, and the build quality seems quite good. The tyres though are a bit of a disappointment : 205R16C (Goodyear{Sport?}). I would have expected AT tyres of atleast 215 width. The rear seats seem to have more leg-room than the 207 dualcab or the Telcoline4x4.

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I liked the design, and the build quality seems quite good. The tyres though are a bit of a disappointment : 205R16C (Goodyear{Sport?}). I would have expected AT tyres of atleast 215 width. The rear seats seem to have more leg-room than the 207 dualcab or the Telcoline4x4.
Sorry. Didn't mean to steel your *Thunder* .

You are right about the tire size. Looks very skinny for the size of the vehicle. Since it has big wheel arches it will look god with 235 or 245 rubbers.

Rear seats are far far better than the 207 double cab. I can vouch for it since I do have the 207 double cab.
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Some pics of the Xenon that has arrived in Mumbai. The launch is scheduled for sometime next month. But guess what this paticular piece has a peculiar technical glitch, for which guys from the Pune plant are coming to examine it.
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SCOOP : Tata XENON Spy Pictures EDIT: Now launched-xenon-10.jpg  

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WOW!

great design & looks international quality product.
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