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Tata reportedly buys stake in Faraday Future amid executive departures

Tata has reportedly bought a 10 per cent stake in troubled Chinese electric startup Faraday Future. According to Gasgoo, Chinese media outlets are reporting Tata has purchased 10 per cent of Faraday Future for US$900 million ($1.2 billion)...

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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


Volkswagen, Skoda and Tata begin strategic alliance, shared development
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Volkswagen, Skoda and Tata begin strategic alliance, shared development

The Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), and will begin working on "long-term partnership" centred around India and the subcontinent. According to the two parties, the ultimate goal is to expand their offerings through jointly developed products...


Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report
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Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report

According to a report, Volkswagen and Tata will soon publicly announce a joint product development push centred around low-cost vehicles. A report in Autocar India states that during the 2017 Geneva motor show, which kicked off this week, Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, and Guenter Butschek, managing director of Tata Motors, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...


Tata Tamo Racemo sports car unveiled
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Tata Tamo Racemo sports car unveiled

The Tata Tamo Racemo is small two-seat mid-engine sports car, and made its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Developed by Tata Motors' Tamo division, an "incubating centre of innovation", the Racemo is built upon the new MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich structure, which Tata says not only enables "greater freedom in surface design" but also has a large degree of "modularity and faster time to market"...


Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva
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Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva

Indian car maker Tata has teased the first vehicle from its new sub-brand Tamo, expected to be a mid-engined two-seater sports car concept, which will debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show in March - according to a new report...


Tata Nexon revealed for Indian market
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Tata Nexon revealed for Indian market

Indian manufacturer Tata Motors will launch a new compact crossover, dubbed the Nexon, in the coming months. The model went on show at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi, ahead of a market debut in the coming months. On the styling front, the Nexon features a curvy wraparound grille and headlight design,  joined by LED daytime lights at the front, while the rear gets LED taillights and a black faux diffuser...


Tata Zica to be renamed due to Zika virus - UPDATE
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Tata Zica to be renamed due to Zika virus - UPDATE

UPDATE, February 25: 'Tiago' has been confirmed as the Zica's new name. The yet to go on sale Tata Zica hatchback will be renamed due to the mosquito borne Zika virus affecting South and Central America, According to Tata, the company is renaming the vehicle as it empathises" with the hardships being caused by the recent Zika virus outbreak across many countries"...


2016 Tata New Cars
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2016 Tata New Cars

News of new and revised Tata models is thin on the ground for Australia, although buyers can likely expect updates and pricing tweaks to the brand’s long-serving Xenon ute. The company’s local distributor has also indicated that Tata’s new Zest and Bolt “global city cars” are potential starters for Australia, along with an eventual production version of 2014’s Nexon compact SUV concept...


Tata Zica city car revealed for Indian market
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Tata Zica city car revealed for Indian market

India’s Tata Motors has released images of a new sub-light hatch that will go on sale in the company’s home market early next year. Dubbed Zica, the little city car will replace Tata’s Indica hatch in India, which has been on sale there in its second-generation form since 2008...


Tata Nano Gen X unveiled with automated transmission, opening rear hatch
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Tata Nano Gen X unveiled with automated transmission, opening rear hatch

Overnight, the Indian conglomerate unveiled the facelifted and upgraded Tata Nano Gen X hatchback. Externally, the updated Nano sports revised headlight innards, a new black highlight running along the bottom edge of the bonnet and a redesigned front and rear bumpers with a smiley face motif. With the Gen X update, the Nano is now available with an automated transmission for the first time...


Tata Motors to use Land Rover Discovery Sport platform for new SUV - report
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Tata Motors to use Land Rover Discovery Sport platform for new SUV - report

The all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport could soon spawn a cut-price, Indian-made alternative, with reports from the subcontinent suggesting a new Tata Motors SUV is on its way. Tata Motors is the parent company to British off-road specialist Land Rover, so the tie-up makes a lot of sense. A report from Autocar India claims work has already commenced on the new model, which is apparently codenamed Q501...


Tata Xenon price cut to $16,990 driveaway in MY14 run-out
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Tata Xenon price cut to $16,990 driveaway in MY14 run-out

Tata Motors has announced special run-out pricing for its 2014 Xenon range, cutting the Indian ute’s starting price to $16,990 driveaway. That bargain basement price applies to the MY14 4x2 single-cab pick-up variant, representing a $4000 saving over the regular pricing advertised on Tata’s website...


2015 Tata Xenon gains ESC; dual-cab now scores four ANCAP safety stars
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2015 Tata Xenon gains ESC; dual-cab now scores four ANCAP safety stars

The Tata Xenon has scored a major safety upgrade, gaining electronic stability control and other assistance systems standard across the range. The 2015 Tata Xenon – available nationally from today – introduces ESC along with traction control, hill hold control, drag torque control, hydraulic brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution...


Tata SUVs to go global with Land Rover knowhow - report
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Tata SUVs to go global with Land Rover knowhow - report

Tata Motors looks set to launch a pair of new SUVs that will be developed with the help of subsidiary company Jaguar Land Rover. Indian publication Live Mint quotes two insiders familiar with the plans as confirming the new Tata SUVs - codenamed Q501 and Q502 - will give the brand global offerings that will assist in its expansion...


Tata Nano to go turbo
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Tata Nano to go turbo

The Tata Nano is known as the world's most affordable car, but the Indian brand appears to be sharpening up its image by adding more features to the budget four-door hatchback, including the potential addition of a new turbocharged engine. A report out of India from Autocar Professional claims the Tata brand will reposition the Nano from its current identity as "a cheap car" to one more in line with being a "smart city car"...


Tata Xenon deals sharpened; 4x4 dual-cab now $23,990 driveaway
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Tata Xenon deals sharpened; 4x4 dual-cab now $23,990 driveaway

Fusion Automotive has taken a knife to Tata Xenon prices again, offering even sharper driveaway deals across its 2013- and 2014-plated stock. The local distributor has cut up to $2000 off the already-discounted prices of selected 2013-plated Xenon utes...


Tata Xenon prices cut
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Tata Xenon prices cut

Prices of the Indian-made Tata Xenon ute have been cut by thousands of dollars as the brand struggles to gain a foothold in the tough-fought Australian ute market. The Tata Xenon ute range launched in October 2013, with prices for 4x2 models starting at $22,990 driveaway for the single-cab-chassis 4x2, $24,990 driveaway for the single-cab pick-up, and $26,990 driveaway for the dual-cab pick-up...


Tata passenger car opportunity "fantastic" in Australia, says local boss
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Tata passenger car opportunity "fantastic" in Australia, says local boss

Fresh from a trip to India to assess Tata Motors’ current and future product portfolio, the boss of the brand’s local distributor says passenger cars featured in those plans will “definitely” be introduced to Australia in the coming years...


Tata Xenon earns two-star ANCAP safety rating
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Tata Xenon earns two-star ANCAP safety rating

The Indian-built Tata Xenon has received a disappointing two-star ANCAP safety rating, making it one of the lowest-scoring vehicles on the market. Despite ANCAP admitting the Xenon 4x2 dual-cab ute performed “fairly well” in the frontal offset crash test, in which it scored 11...