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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...

Tata Xenon: 110kW diesel ute launches from $22,990 driveaway

India's second ute manufacturer has launched locally with the Tata Xenon priced from $22,990 driveaway. The Tata Xenon will be available only with diesel power and a manual transmission in six models, comprising cab chassis, single cab and dual cab bodystyles each available with a 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain...

Tata aiming to be global leader in hybrid, electric vehicle technology

Tata Motors is developing a full range of hybrid and electric vehicle technologies and believes it can become a global leader in the segment when it launches its cars in the mainstream market. Tata Motors engineering research centre president Dr Tim Leverton – the man heading up the development of the Indian automotive giant’s next-generation passenger and commercial vehicles – says work on alternative energy systems is well advanced...

Tata Nano: next-gen Indian micro to become global "smart city car"

The second-generation Tata Nano will shift upmarket to become a "smart city car" as India's largest automaker looks to take the new model to the world. Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym confirmed the Nano's emphasis would shift from being the 'world's cheapest car' to a vehicle that would be competitive and desirable outside India...

Tata Motors to go global with next-generation passenger cars

Tata Motors has embarked on an ambitious strategy that will see its next generation of passenger vehicles elevate the brand from an Indian market niche to a serious player on the global automotive stage...

Tata in Australia 'for the long haul', says local distributor

The new Australian distributor of Indian automotive powerhouse Tata Motors says it's here for the long haul and will not waver in its commitment to the market despite modest early sales projections. Fusion Automotive managing director Darren Bowler told CarAdvice he has signed a five-year deal for the distribution rights of Tata vehicles in Australia, and said both parties were planning for a long future together...

Tata Xenon: sub-$35K ute range confirmed for Australia in October

The Tata Xenon will aim to exploit the bottom end of Australia's popular ute segment when it arrives locally in October. The Xenon will be the first vehicle imported by Fusion Automotive – the new local distributor of Indian automotive powerhouse Tata Motors – and will be uniquely specified to meet the demands and preferences of Australian customers...

Tata Xenon Tuff Truck: Australian-designed ute concept revealed

The Tata Xenon Tuff Truck concept has been unveiled in Melbourne as the new local importer of India's largest car maker aims to make an immediate statement in the Australian market. As the name suggests, the Tuff Truck concept is based on the Tata Xenon ute, which arrives locally in October as the first vehicle to be introduced by distributor Fusion Automotive...

Tata to make Australian debut at National 4x4 and Outdoors show

Tata Motors, India's largest car manufacturer, is set to preview its first vehicle for sale in Australia at the National 4x4 & Outdoors Show in Melbourne at the end of this month. The car maker will display its Xenon ute alongside four-wheel drives from Holden, Isuzu, Jeep, Nissan and Suzuki...

Tata to focus on safety, value; leave budget prices to Chinese brands

Tata Motors' new importer has no interest in selling the cheapest cars on the market and is instead focusing on establishing a strong dealer network offering safe and reliable vehicles. Managing director of Tata's Australian distributor Fusion Automotive, Darren Bowler, told CarAdvice while the company’s Indian-made vehicles would be well priced, it had no intention of engaging in a price war with Chinese rival Great Wall...

Tata Nano a no-no for Australia, but local expansion on the cards

The new Australian distributor of Tata Motors hopes to offer a full range of passenger and commercial vehicles over the coming years, but says the Tata Nano isn't headed our way in the foreseeable future. Fusion Automotive managing director Darren Bowler told CarAdvice the brand had ambitions to expand its line-up following the launch of its first model – to be revealed as the Xenon ute – in October this year...