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Old 24th June 2007, 04:23   #61
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Steer, it is indeed a good thing you held on to that picture for so long and not posting here earlier. Man, That's some patience.

Good to see the car coming up great.
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Old 24th June 2007, 04:25   #62
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MOST EXCELLENT! The first RWD small car since the Dolphin. I want to race one of these in the upcoming super 1600 class and see if I can win!!!! Thank you, Tata. I love you guys for giving the world a new old Mini. Mr. Ratan Tata, we can talk about you in the same breath as Alec Issigonis.
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Old 24th June 2007, 06:52   #63
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Back in 1961, when Volkswagen's sole model was just called a Volkswagen, I remember thinking of it as the world's most hideous car.

Similarly, marques like Renault and Citroën are notorious for avant-garde looks. The first reaction is invariably "hideous"! Then slowly it grows on you and you begin to like it.

I'm sure the same would be true of the Tata "Eclaca". Hey, I just gave the new model a name. Tata Motors, are you listening?
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Old 24th June 2007, 07:04   #64
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The front reminds me of the Ford Th!nk electric car. Some of these are used in my college. Great scoop Steeroid. Thank you. I am sure Tata are going to succeed in their mission to give India, its cheapest 4 wheeler ever. The car has no front grille? Does that mean that the engine sits at the back...?? Just a wild, vague thought! Or maybe it breathe from below the bumper
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it will be interesting to see the body/frame construction quality/weight etc and safety features as well.

any assumption on NCAP crash test results!? I know I am too much into this
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The car looks pretty decent. Good job Mr TATA. But I still think its no competition to this http://habibmotorcars.com/ig/20s.jpg
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This is dust flying...amazing.. this will really blow out.. Do post some more pics from other sides if you have.
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Does any one has idea how big it will be?
.....like matiz or even smaller.
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Are you guys sure its rear-engined? Because it seems that most of the car is covered, the cover could be hiding a grille.

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it's nice to see that Tata' 1 Lakh car looks like a proper car. Hope they maintain the schdule for launch cosnidering all that happening in their proposed factory site in Singur(W.B).
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Steer great pic,nice thing you had them watermarked look what I found:

Tata Motors Rs. 1 lakh Car scoop photo!

Tushky your scan there as well.
I think we gave complete credit to this thread...
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Awesome News Steeroid, and this is probably the largest number of posts in a single day on Team-BHP.. I do not remember more posts on any thread during my 3 years of association with T-BHP.

Anyways, there was some coverage on Aaj-Tak channels "Chakke-pe-Chakka" program today at 7:30 am in the morning, along with a small interview of Mr. Ratan Tata. They also showed a pic of the car, which resembled the pics posted by Steeroid and Tushky..

Keep it up folks and Kudo's to Mr. Tata for launching this vehicle.. I'll keep my personal thoughts aside as to why i do not approve of this project, already documented in another thread.. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ally-need.html (Tata 1-lakh car ready, but does India really need it ???)

For now, I must applaud the vision and enterprise of Mr. Ratan Tata. There are only so many people in this world, who not only dare to dream, but also convert their dreams into reality..
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nice scoop steeroid ! i'm hoping the price remains around the speculated 1.25 lakhs. this car will rain down in car-crazy bangalore ! bye-bye reva time for the maini thinking cap to come out again !
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Steer great pic,nice thing you had them watermarked look what I found:

Tata Motors Rs. 1 lakh Car scoop photo!

Tushky your scan there as well.
Bloody hell.

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Steer, it is indeed a good thing you held on to that picture for so long and not posting here earlier. Man, That's some patience.
Now you know why. Unknown websites are hosting the same picture.
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Okay since Tata have given OD permission to post an artist's impression I guess I can go ahead and post THIS. Taken about 18 months back.

REMEMBER YOU SAW REAL PICS FIRST ON TBHP!

it will be great if you can share the complete story.
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