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Old 25th January 2008, 11:14   #1
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Thumbs up Tata's journey from trucks to Nano


1954
Tata launched its first Mercedes Benz diesel truck, Telco.


1958
India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, walks through the apprentice shop at Jamshedpur.


1965
The owner of the first Mercedes Benz diesel truck, Sardar Kartar singh is presented with the key of the 1,00,000th truck.


1969
Employees cheer as the first Tata branded truck rolls out, ending the collaboration with Daimler Benz, Germany.


1977
Tata manufactures its first commercial vehicle at its plant in Pune.


1986
Tata launches its first light commercial vehicle from Telco, the Tata 407.


1992
Tata Estate, Telco's second passenger vehicle launched by JRD Tata and Ratan Tata.



1994
Tata Motors released its multi-utility car, Tata Sumo in the year 1994. After that, there was no stopping the car manufacturing unit.


1998
Ratan Tata drives the first Tata Indica off the assembly line.


1998
Tata Motors produced an SUV, Tata Safari. It was the first SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured entirely in India.


2002
Tata introduced India's most competitive indigenous sedan, the Indigo.


2003
Tata Engineering formally changes to Tata Motors.



2004
Tata Motors acquires Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company, South Korea. The first range of Tata Novus vehicles from Tata Daewoo is launched soon after.


2004
Tata Motors starts its globalisation drive and launches the Tata Indica in South Africa.


2008
Tata Motors launched the most-awaited car of the year, its one-lakh car called Nano, at the 9th Auto Expo.

Note: Source: Tata Motors : 50 Years. Thanks to salilpawar1

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Suuupppeeerrr man. This is great. Where did you find these collections from? This gives the complete story of tata motors how they came from scratch till today's Nano.
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Amazing collection of the story & pics, it is definitely an adorable effort for tributing TATAs
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Suuupppeeerrr man. This is great. Where did you find these collections from?
This was an email floating around for the last few days.
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Amazing pics.. makes me Proud of being an Indian .

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Great collection. Thanks for sharing!
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Couldn't have been a more fitting time to walk down the memory lane. From the biggest four wheelers sold in the country to the smallest, Tata's scale of achievement is mega! And come to think of it, Tata Motors is just one part of the Tata Group.

Can't wait to drive the Nano (with pride)!
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Great Pictorial

Would Love To See More Pictures Of The First Lp Trucks Made By Tata And Also The Erstwhile 1210d Series.
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Awesome work, Mr.Bangalore. It really charts the entire journey for the Tata Motors team. From trucks to cars, they are really blazing the way ahead. IF the launch of the Nano was any indication, they are really going to go places in the future.

Sensible vehicles at reasonable prices and suitable for Indian conditions. Thats Tata vehicles. Now all they need to do is focus on refining their vehicles and improving their after sales and service levels.

But looks like they are on the right track.
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Under all the Hoopla bout Nano, The car which is still not that much in the news but still can affect the market is Indigo CS.
Thanks to the tax laws in India this car will be able to save some precious thousands for the customer.
IMHO the Notchback design is better looking than ever (reminds me of the Viva)

This car will surely make it into the pages of history.

Now that Tata is planning to play big.
Lets hope they improvise on quality and reliability fronts.

If that happens man Indian markets will surely rock.
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Suuupppeeerrr man. This is great. Where did you find these collections from? This gives the complete story of tata motors how they came from scratch till today's Nano.
Got the pics and story as email forward from a friend last week.
Pics were indeed nostalgic and had lots of pride attached.

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Amazing collection of Pics! Real Nostalgic ones...!

Tata Motors is truly India's pride!
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'Goose bumps raising' story indeed. Feeling proud.
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Thanks Mr. Bangalore for posting this. Really felt good & proud after reading this & there can't be better way to wish Every T-Bhpian a Happy Republic Day
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Wow, Fantastic, Amazing, Tata's are great.

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