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Old 22nd January 2014, 23:34   #106
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Do we see a lawsuit coming on from HONDA? The taillights are much akin to the outgoing City model..
The whole front is too similar to the Civic and you are worried about the similarity of tail light shape?
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Tata Motors have launched Facebook pages for the Tata Falcon 4 and Tata Falcon 5, calling them Tata F4 and Tata F5.
Unveiling on Feb 3rd.

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There are few videos on FB of F4 and F5. The videos do not give any clue regarding the actual vehicles.

Take aways from the videos:
1) Raise the bar - Connectivity
2) Raise the bar - Design


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=689080357778885

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0653403&type=2
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According to Autocar India, Tata Falcon 4 (F4) will be christened as Tata Bolt. The commercial name of Falcon 5 (F5) is yet to be announced.
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Tata has played this really well. Just a week to its launch and we dont have any spy pictures of the car. Eagerly awaiting this one.
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According to Autocar India, Tata Falcon 4 (F4) will be christened as Tata Bolt. The commercial name of Falcon 5 (F5) is yet to be announced.
Interesting choice of the name. It looks like they are targeting the Swift! Let's hope the car lives upto its name.
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Interesting choice of the name. It looks like they are targeting the Swift! Let's hope the car lives upto its name.
exactly.with the names like 'bolt' , 'jump' and 'twist' ,i think they want to target indian youth.
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OT but this news might be relevant to this thread: Just read in HVK forum that Mr. Karl Slym(MD of Tata motors) passed away at Bangkok.RIP :(
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IAB have spotted the Bolt in Pune, Maharashtra, close to Tata Motors’ facility. Here is link to their report:

http://indianautosblog.com/2014/01/t...-spied-114524#

... & few pics:

On the Tata Bolt Hatchback-tataboltrearsidespyshot.jpg

On the Tata Bolt Hatchback-tataboltrearthreequarterspyshot.jpg

On the Tata Bolt Hatchback-tatabolttaillightsspyshot.jpg

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The report says heavily redesigned but the exterior shape, the tail lamp arrangements, the alloy & steel wheels look the same... Therefore all the changes can only be the interiors. That would be a disappointing for any prospective buyer.
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IAB have spotted the Bolt in Pune, Maharashtra, close to Tata Motors’ facility. Here is link to their report:

http://indianautosblog.com/2014/01/t...-spied-114524#

... & few pics:

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Sorry, it is NOTHING but a joke to name it "Bolt"!! Who are you trying to kid, TATA? An Indica shell with the a stylish name is gonna translate to sales?

Edit:: Guess they did NOT learn from the Storme failure! TATA, you will achieve ONLY one thing with this "Bolt" episode - ruin one more brand name. Instead, please reserve that name for something totally new!

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Sorry, it is NOTHING but a joke to name it "Bolt"!! Who are you trying to kid, TATA? An Indica shell with the a stylish name is gonna translate to sales?

Edit:: Guess they did NOT learn from the Storme failure! TATA, you will achieve ONLY one thing with this "Bolt" episode - ruin one more brand name. Instead, please reserve that name for something totally new!
I usually don't bash any brand, but I have to agree with you here. If Tata is thinking of naming the car as BOLT and planning to compete with the Swift, then it is a joke. It looks 100% same as my Vista launched some 6-7 years ago, same wheels, same shape.

People are bored to death with this look now. Unfortunately, with the demise of Karl Slym, they might be on the backfoot and might even postpone most new vehicle releases. I read somewhere that they are going to keep an extremely low profile at the AUTO EXPO 2014 and have cancelled all lunches and dinners and other events.

I think they need to take 2 steps back, think and plan for 6 months to 1 year and then launch a brand new vehicle, I mean BRAND new vehicle. Just format the hard disks having the Indica/Vista/Manza design so that they can never be traced back.
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I have spotted the test car on BETL last month heavily camouflaged, but even a blind man can tell it is Vista inside. If they are going to lauch this car as BOLT, whatever improvement they do on the interior will not help to gain any market share.

Hope TML prove me wrong!
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Motorbash have uploaded pic of Tata's invitation to 3rd Feb unveiling of Falcon 4 "Bolt" & Falcon 5 (Manza CS). Here is the same:

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Its funny that TATA keeps talking about the car of the future and sadly by the time they enter the market it looks like something from the past. May be they need to concentrate on the present. Its obvious that this horizon next approach is clearly keeping the present in mind and staying relevant with the competition but surely some of these updates seem like they were decided over the office water cooler.
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