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Old 19th July 2011, 11:13   #61
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Has the Venture been launched with BS4 spec?
I saw it on display in a showroom here in Bengaluru, today.
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Has the Venture been launched with BS4 spec?
I saw it on display in a showroom here in Bengaluru, today.
Oh yes, of course it is.
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Haven't seen this advert on TV yet, but a good one.
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It is a nice advt, kind off like the Nano Advt, the play with the words "Bade Dilwale" is a bit too much, have not seen this advt, on the TV, I guess Tata is trying to get the venture access spread across more centres before doing a formal campaign to maximise returns.
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Default Re: Tata Venture 1.4 TDi: Test Drive and Review

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I was surprised to see a Tata Venture on display in Chennai, Concorde motors. I was very happy when the sales advisor arranged for a test drive. The on-road price of the GX version as of today in Chennai is Rs. 6,27,804. The manager told me that it is a BS IV version and that another variant will be launched costing ~9 lakhs for 2012. I just wanted to share this. Two colors are currently available in stock (white and grey).
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May be they are planning to launch the new variant with safety feautres like ABS/Airbags and one of the Common Rail Diesels - CR4/Multijet.

It'll be a good add on and will complete the lineup, IMO.
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The one I drove and clicked pics of had all wheel drums. But on driving another specimen in Jammu's national garage, I got the front wheel opened at the workshop. And this is revealed. Thanks trapezio and SAE40 in veins for updating us.
Hi Sid / GTO,

Can a clarification be posted on this issue in the first post along with the braking experience from the disc/drum combo?

1. Which model comes with drum/drum and which is disc/drum?
2. Braking experience on the disc/drum.
3. Was the drum/drum combo a test vehicle then?

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GTO / Ananth k the thought of a 9 lac tata venture indicates a reverse of the strategy that they adopted for the Aria with this time the top model coming in last. It will make for a wide spectrum of prices in which the venture would play. Wonder if it would get buyers for the top varient considering this is a budget people mover segment.
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Hi Sid / GTO,

Can a clarification be posted on this issue in the first post along with the braking experience from the disc/drum combo?

1. Which model comes with drum/drum and which is disc/drum?
2. Braking experience on the disc/drum.
3. Was the drum/drum combo a test vehicle then?

Thanks in advance.
Hi, ever since the Tata Venture showcased in the Delhi Car Show, it was described as all wheel drum. Even i remember the broachers came around showing that they are drums. But the forum came to know only after someone removed steel wheel to show it has Disks in Front wheels.

Yes, the base variant with NA diesel engine might have all drum. It is only my assumption and needs to be confirmed.
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Tata has once again done a better job by bringing Venture. When I saw this in picture, I had under expected on its first looks. But when I saw it in real, this met more than my expectations.

To put some additional information on Venture, I would like to add some points on interiors illumination during night on dashboard.

The seats are very comfortable and you can rely on this for long drives. Leg room in front as well as at middle row is at the best. Even after long haul, your bones will not rattle as compared to other mini vans. The additional AC vents on top with HVAC is a plus point. The top end comes with much features, once can say easily it is fully loaded.

Another interesting feature is the dashboard Instrument Panel Cluster and Clock illumination. The illumination is perfectly balanced for night driving in Venture. Clock is well readable during day as well as during night driving. In some vehicles, the illumination is such that one can comb his hair looking into the rear view mirror. Here, Tata has done a better job.

The engine is 1.4 Turbo Diesel Intercooler (IDI engine). Not to forget, the chrome inserts add some more looks. Attached are the pictures of Venture with illumination at night.
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Well, its a nice MPV. Sadly, the high cost and Van like looks is not allowing my family to buy one :(
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i was the first to take delivery of tata venture in bengaluru from concorde motors mysore road its been two months since i got the car i have done around 4000 km its poor in milage city around 10km long run about 11 to 12km had lot of problems from the start eg rear sliding door had a dent and was re painted suspention noise reverse gear not engaging fuel gauge not working the vehicle stopped in the road due to engine immobaliser problem later taken back by tata help line the gear box has bean changed the sliding door has bean replaced the clutch seems to be very hard they told me it will be taken care in my 5000 service i will post picks of my mpv very soon
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Apart from my small car I needed a 7 or 8 seater for a family of 7 adults and 2 kids..Dumping 10l or 12L with Scorpio,Innova or XUV500 which will be rarely once in a month or 8 or 9 times a year is not worth.So for that purpose this family car with AC is worth. I will look for a test drive and consider.
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i was the first to take delivery of tata venture in bengaluru from concorde motors mysore road its been two months since i got the car i have done around 4000 km its poor in milage city around 10km long run about 11 to 12km had lot of problems from the start eg rear sliding door had a dent and was re painted suspention noise reverse gear not engaging fuel gauge not working the vehicle stopped in the road due to engine immobaliser problem later taken back by tata help line the gear box has bean changed the sliding door has bean replaced the clutch seems to be very hard they told me it will be taken care in my 5000 service i will post picks of my mpv very soon
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Has the Venture been launched with BS4 spec?
I saw it on display in a showroom here in Bengaluru, today.
my tata venture could not be registerd in banglore since it was BS4 spec
then with a bribe it was registerd in koramangala rto
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Apart from my small car I needed a 7 or 8 seater for a family of 7 adults and 2 kids..Dumping 10l or 12L with Scorpio,Innova or XUV500 which will be rarely once in a month or 8 or 9 times a year is not worth.So for that purpose this family car with AC is worth. I will look for a test drive and consider.
since i am the first person to buy a tata venture in banglore i do not suggest any one to buy this untested badly designed worthless product
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