Interesting Facts About Tata Motors that you should know

Kolkata: Tata Motors Vice President (Sales, Marketing and Customer Support - Passenger Vehicles Business Unit) S. N. Barman and Design Head Pratap Bose at the launch of Tata Harrier SUV in Kolkata, on Jan 23, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Tata Motors is a giant concern in the Indian multi-national automotive manufacturing industry segment. A subsidiary of the Tata Group, the company has its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Tata Motors is the largest car makers in India. Here are some highly awesome facts about Tata Motors you must know.

Global presence

Tata Motors owns Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover. Tata Motors is today present in more than 170 countries around the globe. Today over 8.5 million vehicles of the Tata Brand are plying in the world. Through exports, the company has been expanding its international presence since 1961. Today the company is well positioned to satisfy the fast-changing automotive norms and customer expectations from around the earth.

India’s first sports car

Under its sub-brand TAMO, Tata Motors has launched India’s first sports car Racemo. The mild engine two-seater coupe is a very quick car that can accelerate to 100 kmph within six seconds. The scissor doors of the car is one of the most interesting aspects to see in a car. The weight of the vehicle is kept as low as possible and the design has been ably sculpted to assure enough downforce. The two versions of the car are Racemo and Racemo+.

A very long story

Tata Motors is a 70- years old company. The company started its journey out as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO) in 1945. The initially launched trucks of the company carried the Mercedes Logo and the company also had collaborations with Daimler Benz.

Initially the company was popular for its trucks

Three trucks manufactured by the company participated in the Geneva-Bombay rally in the year 1955. To make it to the event, the trucks travelled 8,000 miles without sustaining any breakdown. Tata Motors has been exporting trucks to more than 45 countries for more than 50 years. The first exports of the company to Sri Lanka was in 1961.

Tata 407 smashed an international competition

Tata Motors launched its Tata 407 in 1986. Upon its launch, the vehicle smashed the international competition from Eicher-Mitsubishi, DCM Toyota, Swaraj Mazda and Allwyn-Nissan. Becoming highly popular just like 407, the model transformed the vehicle manufacturer in the light commercial vehicle space through an Indian made solution.

The fully indigenous car

Tata Motors launched the first ever fully Indian made car namely Tata Indica. The car was completely based on Indian technology and parts.

The most economical car

The car sold in the lowest budget, Tata Nano is smaller than Maruti 800. However, it has more leg room, elbow room, shoulder room and headroom. To fuel the car, you need to lift up the bonnet.

The World Truck efficiently competes with Volvos

Tata Prima is known as ‘World Truck’ presents stiff competition to Volvos, Mercedes and Scanias of the international market in terms of its design, engine performance and cabin comfort.

Tata Motors statistics

In the fiscal year 2019, the domestic sales of the commercial and passenger vehicles of Tata Motors record 16% growth. In the year 2015, Tata Motors was named as the fifth most valuable corporate brand in Asia. In the fiscal year 2018, the revenue of the company was 45.2 billion US dollars, which is about 2.7 trillion in Indian rupees.
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