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The Tata AVINYA Is A Swanky New MPV Concept That Looks Like Its Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Film

The Tata AVINYA Is A Swanky New MPV Concept That Looks Like Its Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Film

Built on an all-electric EV-specific platform with a 310-mile range, the AVINYA showcases the Indian Auto giant’s global aspirations

Tata Sons, the Indian conglomerate that also runs Tata Motors, the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover, took the wraps off a suave new EV concept called the ’AVINYA’. The name is derived from the mother of all Indian languages, Sanskrit, and AVINYA means Innovation. Unveiled in Mumbai, India, this new concept showcases the next generation of EVs that’ll take Tata global.

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The Nano of Combat Vehicles? The MBPV from Tata

The Nano of Combat Vehicles? The MBPV from Tata

Don’t be fooled by this little Tata’s cheeky looks. It can deliver some lethal firepower

Indian automaker TATA Motors has created the MBPV "Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle”, not as a typical combat vehicle, but instead, it is a protective mobile solution that operates in confined spaces.

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2018 Tata H5X Concept

2018 Tata H5X Concept

Based on underpinnings developed with Jaguar Land Rover

Tata Motors might not be a big name in Europe and the U.S., but it one of the most important carmakers in Asia. Founded in 1945, Tata is now selling a wide range of cars and commercial vehicles, but it’s better known for owning Jaguar Land Rover, which it purchased from Ford in 2008. The Indian company is now trying to expand in markets outside Asia, and it’s joining the bigger, global auto shows with new concept cars. One such vehicle is the H5X, which was launched at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as a preview for an upcoming crossover.

Tata says that the H5X "provides a glimpse of the future generation of Tata Motors SUV’s in terms of design, technology, and sheer capabilities" and that it sports the brand’s upcoming design language, called the Impact 2.0. It’s also the first vehicle based the new Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture, which developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. Local media says that the production version will be aimed at crossovers like the Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500 in India. But needless to say, the H5X will probably hit global markets as Tata’s first truly contemporary crossover sometime in 2019.

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2018 Tata E-Vision Concept

2018 Tata E-Vision Concept

A concept with a lot of production potential

Tata Motors isn’t very well known outside of its own market, but if it manages to turn out production models from its most recent concepts, it could find itself in the limelight. The 45X Coupe and H5X Concepts weren’t bad, but it’s almost like we’re watching the brand grow a little bit at a time, and you’ll think the same thing once you take a good look at the Tata E-Vision – an electric concept that has the looks to put some serious hurt on some of the big boys, if Tata can ever actually bring it to the market.

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Tata H5X Concept Previews Land Rover-based SUV in Geneva

Tata H5X Concept Previews Land Rover-based SUV in Geneva

Shares underpinning with Range Rover Sport and Jaguar E-Pace

With so many hot supercars and concepts on the 2018 Geneva Motor Show floor, it’s easy to ignore the more mundane automobiles or vehicles from lesser known automakers. But, if you join this year’s event, make sure you stop by the Tata Motors booth because the Indian carmaker has three interesting concepts on display. One of them is the H5X, a brand-new crossover concept that will inspire Tata’s upcoming people haulers.

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The Tata E-Vision Concept Previews a Production Model that Will Eat the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 for Breakfast

The Tata E-Vision Concept Previews a Production Model that Will Eat the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 for Breakfast

Is the Indian automaker going all-in on the EV segment?

Established more than 70 years ago, Tata Motors is a big name in India, but didn’t make a big impact on the global market until it acquired Jaguar Land Rover from Ford Motor Company back in 2008. The company actually managed to revive both the Jaguar and Land Rover brand and is now looking to join big markets outside Asia with products wearing the "Tata" badge. This is why it brought three different vehicles at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, one of which is the E-Vision.

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The 45X Proves that Tata Could Take On BMW, Audi, and even Porsche in the Future

The 45X Proves that Tata Could Take On BMW, Audi, and even Porsche in the Future

Tata’s design team is getting a lot better at its job

A year after turning a lot of heads with the Racemo two-seater sports car concept, Indian automaker Tata is back at the Geneva Motor Show with three new concepts. One of these concepts is called the 45X, a premium-looking hatchback that could pave the way for Tata’s future in the segment. The 45X was joined in Geneva by the H5X SUV and the E-Vision all-electric sedan.

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2018 Tata 45X Sedan

2018 Tata 45X Sedan

Previewing a premium sedan launching in India for 2019

Tata Motors, a prominent Indian automaker and parent company to Jaguar Land Rover, is set to debut a sedan concept based on its 45X Hatchback Concept launched at India’s 2018 Auto Expo. The new model will supposedly be called the 45X Sedan. Its debut will happen at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, which kicks off March 6.

The 45X Sedan will share the same underpinnings as the 45X Hatchback – Tata’s futuristic AMP platform. The architecture is designed to accommodate both left- and right-hand driving position, along with complying with future crash testing regulations.

Tata is expected to release production versions of both the 45X Hatchback and Sedan, with both targeting the premium side of their respective markets. The hatch is due first with an expected on-sale date of 2019 in India. Tata will likely announce its plans for the 45X Sedan at the Geneva show.

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Tata's Sports Car Project Goes Belly-Up

Tata’s Sports Car Project Goes Belly-Up

Plans to build a rival to the Mazda MX-5 are now on hold for the foreseeable future

Talk about a disappointing turn of events, especially after the excitement surrounding a possible Tata sports car hit its stride at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the introduction of the Tamo Racemo. Now it looks like we’re unlikely to see the Tamo Racemo, or any other Tata sports car for that matter, in the near future. A report from Autocar India has doused the excitement surrounding the Tamo Racemo as it appears that Tata is putting the project on ice as part of its plans to “reduce investments in non-core business ideas.”

Though the details behind the about-face turn have yet to be confirmed, the publication did cite sources within the company who believe that the sports car project is, at the very least, hanging by a thread. The costs of building the sports car seem to be the biggest culprit behind this sudden about-face. At the very least, it was a casualty of a bigger goal the company is now moving on to, which includes streamlining its business models in an effort to improve production volume and regain market shares. None of these new directives have the Tamo Racemo in it, which is a shame considering that it’s debut earlier this year in Geneva was met with so much promise. None of that excitement matters now, though, because at the end of the day, the proverbial “bottom line” has once again dictated its terms on another automaker. Hopefully, Tata can sort out all of the current issues it has and revisit the Tamo Racemo in the future. Just don’t count on it happening anytime soon.

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Tamo Racemo Promises Lots Of Fun In A Small Package

Tamo Racemo Promises Lots Of Fun In A Small Package

It’s an Indian sports car with a high-tech attitude

There’s certainly no shortage of sports cars at the Geneva International Motor Show this year, with everything from affordable entry-level roadsters, to exotic top-dollar hyperspace mobiles on the list of debuts. Slotting in there somewhere is this – the Tamo Racemo, the latest product from Indian automaker Tata Motors. Tata is launching a new sub-brand called Tamo, and the Racemo is its first creation.

Described as “India’s first digitally native, connected, ‘phygital’ experience,” the mid-engine, two-door sports coupe seats two passengers and gets loads of performance cues inside and out. And if you’re asking yourself what “phygital” is supposed to be, the best way to describe it is that it offers a combination of features from both the physical and digital realms.

Basically, you could call this thing India’s first connected car. It comes replete with a ton of techy features, and it’ll be available for download via the Forza Horizon 3 gaming platform.

Not only that, but Tamo is offering a high-performance competition version called the Racemo+, and it’s likely Tamo will offer more inspired creations like this in the near future.

Production for the Racemo will be limited at 250 units, none of which are likely to make it stateside. For now, read on for further specs on the Tamo Racemo.

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Tata Prepares New Model Based On The Discovery Sport Platform

Tata Prepares New Model Based On The Discovery Sport Platform

The news about Jaguar Land Rover’s parent company, the India-based Tata, using some of JLR’s platforms for its own models isn’t really news. That information has been floating around since last summer. However, it appears Tata has now tapped the new Land Rover Discovery Sport’s LR-MS underpinnings to be the first platform it will use in constructing a new segment of “world-class” vehicles.

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Tata Motors Boss Karl Slym Dies After Fall From Bangkok Hotel

Tata Motors Boss Karl Slym Dies After Fall From Bangkok Hotel

Here at TopSpeed, we don’t pay much attention to Tata Motors, mostly because it does not produce high-performance supercars. Today, however, we bring you tragic news concerning the company, as its managing director Karl Slym died yesterday after a fall from a Bangkok hotel. While the circumstances of his death were not disclosed initially, it is now rumored that the police are investigating his death as a possible suicide.

The incident happened at a Bangkok hotel where Slym was attending a board meeting. According to reports, a suicide note was found in Slym’s hotel room on the 22nd floor. Police are still investigating his death and a final ruling will be announced in about a week, following an autopsy.

Before joining Tata Motors, Karl Slym worked for Toyota UK, and then General Motors in India and China. Slym was named managing director of Tata Motors in October 2012.

As you probably expected, Slym’s death also affected Tata’s shares: this morning they tumbled almost 5 percent in Mumbai.

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