Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th March 2007, 18:29   #1
BHPian
 
navdeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 885
Thanked: 4 Times
Post Geneva Auto Show: Tata Motors unveils the Tata Elegante

Tata Motors today unveiled the Tata Elegante concept, a sedan based on an all-new platform at the Geneva Auto Show.

The Tata Elegante, larger than the current Indigo sedan, is conceptualised to incorporate 4 cylinder transverse petrol and diesel engines from 1.4 litres through to 2 litres and a compact V6 petrol power unit.

Common rail direct injection (CRDi) turbo diesel engines with variable valve timing and capabilities to comply with Euro V emissions norms will also be made available. Power varies from 90 to 200 PS with torque of upto 280 Nm. Transmission options include 6 speed manual and automatic gearboxes.

The Tata Elegante's features include satellite navigation system, cruise control, integrated blue tooth compatibility, heated mirrors, rain sensor, front and rear parking sensors, and many other contemporary features.

Ratan Tata, chairman, Tata Group, said: "This is the 10th year of our participation in the Geneva Auto Show, since 1998 when we unveiled the Tata Indica. Several of the design cues of the Tata Elegante are incorporated in the forthcoming generation of Indica and Indigo cars."

http://business-standard.com/common/...N&autono=21144

Last edited by navdeep : 6th March 2007 at 18:30.
navdeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 18:55   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Faridabad/Delhi
Posts: 1,594
Thanked: 439 Times
Default

And here's the link to the pic:

Tata Motors - Media Centre

Looks like it's only a concept car like so many others shown by Tata at foreign auto shows.
directinjection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 19:01   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,834
Thanked: 1,503 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by directinjection View Post
And here's the link to the pic:

Tata Motors - Media Centre
Looks more Confusede than Elegante.
Steeroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 19:12   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Godfather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore / Atlanta
Posts: 1,387
Thanked: 65 Times
Default

How come you guys forgot this
"Tata Motors is also displaying a redesigned Tata Pick-up which is fitted with a 2.2 litre 140 PS common rail direct injection Euro IV compliant diesel engine. With superior styling and comfort features as well as safety features such as ABS and airbags, this is a versatile Pick-up truck suited for business as well as leisure applications. It is offered in single cabin, double cabin and space cabin versions in 4x2 as well as 4x4 configurations. Superior fuel mileage and better payload capacity make it a profitable choice for commercial and personal usage. While continuing to be manufactured in India, the Tata Pick-up will also be manufactured in Thailand and will be marketed in Tata Motors’ existing European, Asean and African markets."

Well it is clear that they are going to utilise the 2.2L

Godfather
Godfather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 19:49   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,035
Thanked: 1,471 Times
Default

With that Elegante, maybe Tata plans to open up a new segment - the econo luxury rally car that does 0-100 kmph in 25 secs.
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 19:51   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
Akshay1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 9,762
Thanked: 6,670 Times
Default

i just hate the grill on the elegante.. dosent go with the car.
Akshay1234 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 20:03   #7
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,974
Thanked: 16,768 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steeroid View Post
Looks more Confusede than Elegante.


well said... The front styling looks really confusing...

The grill still reminds of the Indicas and indigos... The headlamps remind of the Indiva concept, and the bumpers look like they belong to a next gen SUV (with a dont mess with me attitude...)

Howeverm the side view seems nice!
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 20:08   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 153 Times
Default

Actually the front looks somewhat like the E-class disaster that DC had designed some years back!!
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 20:11   #9
BHPian
 
tushky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pune/ Thermopolis
Posts: 937
Thanked: 588 Times
Default

it will be New Magna?? or yet another car of price range 8 to 13 lakhs?? please tata make it. everytime they just show the concept.
tushky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 21:39   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,556
Thanked: 817 Times
Default

Section upto the A-pillar seems to be consistent with the spy pics published by various mags of the next generation Indica.
Front is too concept car-ish. Wish they had displayed it in classic sedan colours like black/dark blue. Overall seems very close to a real production model, IMHO.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 22:28   #11
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,746
Thanked: 4,338 Times
Default

It is not that bad, me thinks. The grille, the head-lights and the bumper are not out of place. May just need a little getting used to.
condor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 22:37   #12
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,471
Thanked: 19,383 Times
Default

why cant i open the link??? anyone else not able to open it? can someone post the pic from the link. please. much appreciated.
Vid6639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 22:40   #13
BHPian
 
tsxei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 164
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Any hi res pics? Couldn't really see what is going on in that small pic. Side profile reminds me of the Ford 500.
tsxei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 22:44   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,556
Thanked: 817 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsxei View Post
Side profile reminds me of the Ford 500.
Which means it resembles just about everything . Nothing special or groundbreaking about the Five Hundred/Taurus.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2007, 23:18   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 163
Thanked: 7 Times
Default Tata unveils concept car Elegante

Source: Tata unveils concept car Elegante-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

With an eye on moving up to the bigger segment, India's largest automobile company Tata Motors has unveiled its concept car 'Elegante' - a vehicle larger than its existing sedan Indigo.

While the new models based on this concept are expected to fill the company's portfolio in the bigger segment, Tata said the new sedans could be in the Indigo series.

The future cars based out of 'Elegante' could be launched in the Indian market shortly as the company is pushing hard on making concepts into products.
"We are focusing on production rather than making mere concepts let them remain as concepts and models based out of Elegante will out on the roads soon," Tata Motors managing director Ravi Kant told PTI.











askicode is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PICS & Specs : Tata unveils MegaPixel at Geneva tushky The Indian Car Scene 35 2nd July 2012 18:08
Tata unveils Nano Europa at Geneva safari_lover The Indian Car Scene 75 4th September 2010 07:59
Question about Concept Cars - Tata Elegante shown at Geneva carCrazy25 The Indian Car Scene 13 30th July 2007 10:47
Tata @ the Geneva Auto Show zenx The Indian Car Scene 15 13th March 2006 02:49


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:13.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks