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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.

Autocar India reveals the new model will be unveiled on March 7 at the Geneva event, and will be the first product to be developed under Tata's new passenger vehicles strategy, Tamo, which will act as a testbed for new technologies, business models and partnerships.

Dubbed the 'Futuro', the Tamo sports car is the Indian company's first step towards defining its future mobility solutions.


According to Autocar India, the new model will be similar in concept to the Vauxhall VX220 of the early 2000s, with a production run reported to be limited to around 250 units.

'Company sources' allege the Tamo Futuro will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing around 180hp (134kW), with a target kerb weight of under 800kg to maximise its power-to-weight ratio.

In order to achieve such a low weight, the Futuro is said to rely heavily on a mixture of composite plastics and aluminium. The production version is expected to go on sale by mid-2018.


Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage of the 2017 Geneva motor show.