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Old 28th July 2008, 14:03   #151
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saw a couple of the new v3 pass me while I was waiting at the PMT stand at the Khadki station. Initial impressions were like, wow.... but somehow the headlamps don't go that well with the overall design of the v3.... Personal opinion. Others might like it....No offences meant. Eagerly waiting to TD it...
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Old 28th July 2008, 14:12   #152
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indica sapphire v3
Indica Vista

Two probable names for the new indica.
Lets see if they retain either of these or go in for a newer name altogether.
On a second note AFAIK Sapphire was the name of a scooter/ scooterette from Bajaj stable which I presume was a failure as I haven't seen many of them on roads.
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Probably Indica Vista V3. A WHOIS search shows that all the following sites are registered by Tata Motors (bit unsure about the indicavista ones):

1. indicav3.com
2. indicav3.in
3. indicavista.in
4. indicavista.com

Indicasapphire TLDs are still available.
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Old 28th July 2008, 14:42   #154
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whoa nice work man . Nobody would have looked there
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Old 28th July 2008, 14:44   #155
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@ sandy-dude the headlights sure look good-they resemble a peugeot 207,and the interiors do not look cheap either-they look well made.
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1. indicav3.com
2. indicav3.in
3. indicavista.in
4. indicavista.com
What is the deal with Tata's new found obsession with nomenclature pertaining to the computers and gadgets?

First the Tata Nano and now the Tata Indica Vista? What's next - Tata Safari Leopard 3G?

I am sure M$ and Apple lawyers will be enthusiastically drafting cease and desist letters.
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vcash-its not vista saw it yesterday its sapphire. the name is confirmed. yah but i agree with you-naming the cars after gadgets is wierd man-where did you see its vista?
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... said foreign people are working towards its quality.he said they check the IP with a slim torch to identify a gap or NC(non-conformance). i was really taken a back hearing this and was equally happy that TML is working towards its quality. well its name would be indica sapphire v3

-so it'll roll out on 15th august so hope for the best.
Good news Paddy, Sure we want V3 to be a Top quality Car.
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Default Italian Site know the name Sapphire 6 months back

How come an Italian Forum know the Name Sapphire 6 months back? There is a mention of "Sapphire VVT". One need to use the translation service to read it.

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Saw the page teddy.
Shocked to say the least.
Posting the link to the translated page here . original courtesy teddy.
Translated version of http://www.autoblog.it/tips/item/presentata-la-tata-indica-v3
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How come an Italian Forum know the Name Sapphire 6 months back? There is a mention of "Sapphire VVT". One need to use the translation service to read it.

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Testing?

Safari spy pic was from somewhere over Europe, right? This being TATAs try at export market could have been tested in Europe too.
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sapphire or safire is the name of the 1.2L VVT petrol engine from FIAT right?? Me thinks even the Italian is talking about the 1.2L engine. Probably petrol variant will have sapphire badging similar to XETA, DDIS, DICOR etc.
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I guess the correct name should be SAFIRE which is probably some kind of name like XETA , but one which is probably based on the existing FIRE series of engines of FIAT.

..:: Tata Motors Russia ::..

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A couple more pictures of the test mule. It was being tested at KMS in Coimbatore.

The all new Indica Vista (V3). Launch on 23rd August!-tata_new_front.jpg


The all new Indica Vista (V3). Launch on 23rd August!-tata_new_rear.jpg

Sorry for the poor image quality. Was driving the car when I clicked these pictures.

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A couple more pictures of the test mule. It was being tested at KMS in Coimbatore.

Attachment 33633


Attachment 33634

Sorry for the poor image quality. Was driving the car when I clicked these pictures.
I saw the same car being driven in Metupallayalam (Near Cbe / ooty) in march / april- i manged to click a pic then - but its still on the phone. i couldnt figure out for the life of me - why were they testing there?
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