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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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...

Tata Zest and Bolt : global city cars on Australian radar

The man responsible for importing Tata vehicles to Australia is on his way to India to look at every vehicle in the manufacturer's line-up, including passenger cars and SUVs, to assess their potential for our market. Fusion Automotive managing director Darren Bowler spoke with CarAdvice today before boarding a flight to the 2014 New Delhi auto expo, where Tata is presenting the all-new Zest and Bolt global city cars alongside a new compact SUV, expected to be badged Nexon...

Tata Motors launches first internally developed passenger petrol engine in 16 years

Tata Motors has launched the first of a series of new turbocharged petrol engines due to power its future passenger vehicles. Dubbed the ‘Revotron' series, Tata says the next-generation of petrol engines will include three- and four-cylinder units. The first Revotron engine, a turbocharged 1.2-litre four-cylinder, produces 63kW at 5000rpm and 140Nm between 1750-3500rpm...