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Old 25th August 2017, 09:25   #181
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If the news has merit, has Tata Motor accepted the failure of the heavy underpinning of the Hexa?
Hexa was a stop gap arrangement to revive the failed Aria. Given the MPV bodystyle roots - it has serious limitations in the image conscious Indian market where SUVs are classified based on looks and not 4WD capabilities.

Like we have seen with the Zest and Bolt, Hexa just has the job of giving them time till the actual generation of Horizon-next SUVs arrive.

And when they do - I hope TATA Motors calls them "Safari".

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Hexa was a stop gap arrangement to revive the failed Aria. Given the MPV bodystyle roots - it has serious limitations in the image conscious Indian market where SUVs are classified based on looks and not 4WD capabilities.

Like we have seen with the Zest and Bolt, Hexa just has the job of giving them time till the actual generation of Horizon-next SUVs arrive.

And when they do - I hope TATA Motors calls them "Safari".
Well, from the information that I have from my friends, Hexa is definitely a long term model and will continue as a flagship product for TATA. It is picking up quite well and I don't see any reason why Hexa should be pulled back.

The new gen models will be placed around the Hexa (slightly below it, mostly) and will attract a different set of users (already explained the rationale in my previous post).

Edit: If TM starts pulling off models so quickly into their launch, it would become comparable to Bajaj Auto.

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Fresh spyshots, courtesy my friend Autospy in Pune.

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He also observed that this particular test mule was running on 18-inch Pirellis. Also, he checked out the interiors and noticed a panoramic sunroof, push start/stop button and a Tata steering without any functional buttons. Interiors and seats were the same as the Discovery.

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Is there any news that Tata would showcase these two SUVs in the 2018 Auto Expo? Also, do we have any rumors about the time line for the expected launch of the vehicles.
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Is there any news that Tata would showcase these two SUVs in the 2018 Auto Expo? Also, do we have any rumors about the time line for the expected launch of the vehicles.
IIRC, Tata Motors wouldn't be participating in Auto Expo '18. These models would be launched ~1 year from today. I believe they are targeting the festive season of 2018.
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IIRC, Tata Motors wouldn't be participating in Auto Expo '18. These models would be launched ~1 year from today. I believe they are targeting the festive season of 2018.
They wont participate in the Geneva Motor Show.
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I read/heard they won't participate in the Auto Expo as well.
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The Q50x twin SUVs will be global offerings from Tata Motors and will be launched in 2019, according to Managing Director Guenter Butschek.

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And as the company plans to drive in the Nexon Mini SUV, Butschek said that the product launch strategy will thereafter be focused on SUVs that would be derived from the JLR platform.

"While one will be a 5-seater, the other will be 7-seater. The products will be global and will have the capability to produce both left-hand and right-hand drive versions to cater to various markets."

Butschek said that the JLR platform will be "upgraded, optimised and indigenised" to meet the requirements of Tata Motors, and added that the company may also look at other form factors in the future (apart from the SUV).
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The Q50x twin SUVs will be global offerings from Tata Motors and will be launched in 2019, according to Managing Director Guenter Butschek.

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This raises a question now. What launches are planned for next year? Nexon is being launched this September. After Nexon, what is in the pipeline for the year 2018? Earlier Tata Motors announced that they will launch two new products every year. I hope they stick to this plan.

Could it be the premium hatchback and sedan in offering for 2018?

Tata Motors declared that they are not participating in the Geneva Motor Show. They are participating in the Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi. At least as per news, there are 6 car companies that are not participating in this Auto Expo, and Tata Motors is NOT one of them.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/busine...yxXtAorrJ.html

http://www.autocarindia.com/car-news...evealed-405905

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