Jakarta, September 20, 2012 – PT Tata Motors Indonesia, wholly owned Jakarta-based subsidiary of Tata Motors, has unfolded the full scale of its product portfolio and the breadth of its technology capability with a display of 13 Tata passenger and commercial vehicles, at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2012, which opened here today.
Tata passenger vehicles on display:
Tata Indica Vista: The Tata Indica Vista comes with a new front chrome grill, complemented with a new triple barreled head lamp, for excellent visibility in low-light conditions. The car has generous chrome package on the exteriors, sporty new alloy wheels and a new signature color, Summer Sparkle. A mirror polished garnishing below the rear windshield adds to the distinctiveness of the exteriors.
The interiors, with soft feel dash board and door pads, too match the experience of a sedan. The 4-spoke steering wheel now sports audio controls, which controls a fully integrated 2-DIN music system. It offers connectivity via USB, Auxiliary input and Bluetooth using the Blue 5 technology that helps pair upto 5 mobile phones. Outer rear view mirrors can be adjusted electrically using the joystick on the drivers side door pad and electrically operated HVAC controls add style and convenience.
Besides, it allows adjustable driving positions with tilt-adjustable steering wheels and height adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support. In the rear, the 60:40 flip and fold rear seat makes room for luggage.
The car is powered by the internationally acclaimed 1.3 litre common rail direct injection Quadrajet diesel engine and 1.4 litre MPFi Safire petrol engine with variable valve timing technology. The diesel engine delivers 75PS of max power at 4000 RPM, while the petrol engine delivers max power of 90PS at 6000RPM.
The other major addition is the Clutch-to-Start feature which ensures that one cannot crank the engine unless the clutch is fully pressed, hence there is no risk of re-crank if engine is on.
Other driveability pleasures include:
- Lower pedal clutch effort and smoother clutch operation.
- Improvement in braking efficiency by 15% owing to the bigger brake booster.
- Lighter and more responsive steering
- Smoother gear shift due to improved shift mechanism.
Four top of the line safety & security features like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, crumple zones and side intrusion beams complete safety of the passengers. Features like engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry complete its sedan like experience.
Tata Nano LX: The top-end variant from the Tata Nano family, the Tata Nano LX comes loaded with features like premium beige fabric seats, central locking, body-coloured door handles, front power windows, cup holder in front console, provision for 12V socket, body coloured bumpers, fog lamps, electronic trip meter, rear spoiler, full wheel covers and tip-tap mirrors on driver and passenger side and booster-assisted brakes. The Nano LX comes in six premium colours — Pearl White, Papaya Orange, Mojito Green, Sunshine Yellow, Meteor Silver and Champagne Gold. On display are the Papaya Orange and Mojito Green.
Tata Aria: The Tata Aria redefines several benchmarks with its design and technologies, offering class leading features that take comfort and safety to a new height. The selectable 4×4 is equipped with a Torque-on-Demand System which significantly enhances all-terrain capabilities. It is the first in its segment with an In-dash GPS-based Navigation System. It is also among those rare cars in India to offer advanced safety features like the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), which ensures the car’s stability, and six airbags to ensure safety in exigencies.
Finesse of a sedan in the Tata Aria
The Aria’s styling is a blend of bold proportions, uncluttered lines and uncompromising aesthetics. The aggressive, well planted stance is tempered by a lunging silhouette and a dynamic roofline. Wraparound dual barreled headlamps complement the signature Tata grille. Chrome detailing on the sides accentuates its premium class. The interiors reflect the same richness and elegance in design, layout, and visual appeal. Premium leather upholstery enhances richly textured trims in single or dual tone themes. Air-conditioning louvres on pillars and a sweeping row of roof utility spaces add to the distinctive appeal.
Passengers can simply walk into the Aria, rather than having to climb up or get down into the cabin. The three-row theatre style flexible seating ensures ample space. Like the driver’s and the front passenger seat, the second row seats can also be slid fore and aft to increase legroom. Both the second row and third row seats can be fully collapsed to make the car even roomier for accessories and luggage for that weekend sojourn.
The height-adjustable driver’s seat and the tilt adjustable steering help configure the most comfortable driving position. The glasshouse offers commanding visibility, aided by electrically adjustable ORVMs. There is no need to look back even to park – a Reverse Guide Camera helps you with exactitude. As you drive out, the In-dash Navigation System guides you to your destination, the Driver Information System continuously indicates essential drive data, the Cruise Control allows you to set speed, and the Automatic Climate Control, through roof-mounted AC vents, keeps the cabin temperature ambient. The 2-DIN music system and Bluetooth, along with steering mounted phone and music controls, helps switch between music and conversation at the touch of a button. Other features do not even require raising a finger – Darkness Sensing Lights will come on automatically, as will Rain Sensing Wipers. Roof utility bins, a glove-box chiller and conveniently placed cup holders helps keep every thing you want within easy reach.
Muscle of an SUV in the Tata Aria
The Aria’s stylish design is inlaid with the DNA of an SUV, manifested in its stance, power, driveability and safety.
Its 2.2 litre Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine, with variable turbine technology and 32-bit ECU delivers 140 PS power and 320 Nm torque. It is equipped with a dual mass flywheel which isolates torsional vibrations from the powertrain, thus providing a NVH free environment in the cabin. The new Mark II gearbox is perfectly mated to the engine ensuring smooth power delivery and precise shifting.
The suspension is designed to achieve an optimal balance between ride comfort and control and stability, both on normal roads and in offroading. Its low-roll characteristics and higher soaking capacity further ensure a sedan-like ride quality and SUV-like offroading capability.
The 4×4 Adapterra Torque-on-Demand System on its own senses terrain conditions and automatically supplies torque in varying proportions between the front and rear axles, depending on the terrain. It helps off-road driving as well as stability on normal roads.
The Aria boasts of best in class safety features, making it one of the safest cars on Indian roads.
The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) senses any mismatch between the driver’s intended direction and the actual direction of the car, and automatically intervenes to apply braking force to the appropriate wheel and stabilises the car. Along with ESP, the Traction Control System (TCS) maintains stability under situations of sudden acceleration.
The Aria is equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels resulting in superior braking effectiveness and better control. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Breakforce Distribution (EBD) aids steerability and control in emergency braking situations and on slippery surfaces.
The Aria’s frame is constructed with advanced hydroformed members. Hydroforming enhances their rigidity while reducing weight. Besides, the body shell has crumple zones and the doors have side impact bars. Six airbags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags) protect occupants from every side. Besides India, the Aria satisfies all current crash safety norms in European markets.
Tata Venture: The less than 4 metre long, Tata Venture, can comfortably accommodate eight passengers in three front facing rows and has ample luggage space. A glasshouse effect with plug-in windows for second row passengers contributes to the distinctive exterior design while the contemporary interiors sport a two-tone beige and black theme. Comfort and convenience of both driver and passengers have been adequately addressed with dual HVAC, power steering, power windows, reverse parking aid, keyless entry with engine immobiliser and rear wipers.
A semi monocoque construction provides the required rigidity while the robust shell has energy absorbing crumple zones built in. A collapsible steering and side impact beams protect occupants in an exigency. The Tata Venture meets crash safety norms applicable in the domestic market.
The Tata Venture is powered by a 1.4 Litre turbo diesel engine, delivering 71 PS power, with best in class fuel efficiency among diesel MPVs in the country.
The Tata Venture will be available in 5, 7 and 8-seater options in 3 row front facing configuration and is available in a range of 5 colors and 3 trim levels.
Tata commercial vehicles on display:
Tata Xenon Pick-up (Dual Cab version): This workhorse is matched with commensurate power and the vehicle comes with 2.2 Litre Common Rail and Turbo Direct-Injection engine, which delivers peak power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 320 NM. The Tata Xenon Pick-up delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency because of its scientifically engineered drive train. The Tata Xenon’s engines, with their flat torque characteristics, the overdrive gearbox, radial tyres and the aerodynamic shape, contribute to its high fuel efficiency. With a gradeability of 35%, the vehicle will also prove reliable in hilly terrains.
The dual cab variant comes with fully-loaded features like HVAC, power windows, central locking, seats with lumber support, high-end cab trims as standard fitment. The dual cab is equipped with limited slip differential, which resists wheel spin on gravel or muddy roads, thereby offering better control and making the vehicle ideal for off-track usage. The stylised load body further enhances design appeal. The vehicle is targeted for applications involving both crew and cargo movement in a comfortable and safe manner.
The vehicle has been designed to meet global safety standards. Variants of the model offer safety features like the unique 3-layered body construction, crumple zones, a collapsible steering column, central locking, retractable seatbelts and side intrusion beams which will protect passengers in the event of a side impact collision.
Tata Super Ace: The Tata Super Ace is a powerful, fuel efficient, ultra stylish 1 tonne truck with unmatched 70 HP and top speed of 125 kmph to hit the Indian roads. The vehicle is a four cylinder, 475 IDI turbo intercooled diesel engine which comes with a payload of 1000 Kg. It offers a larger deck length of 8’7”, perfect for voluminous loads. The Tata Super ACE offers superior comfort for the driver, sleek styling, with fully a functional dashboard with lockable glovebox, provision for mobile charger, ORVMs on both sides and sun visor. It also has power steering, bucket seats with front to rear adjustment for better drivability and roomy car like interiors. The overall length is 4340 mm allows for easy access in narrow lanes.
Tata Ace EX: The Tata Ace EX is a 750 kg pick up truck equipped with superior features such as five speed gear box in order to reach out to farther locations in less time with more savings, bigger tyres with higher ground clearance to negotiate off-terrain with ease, unique electronic stop and start arrangement that saves fuel at traffic jams by auto ignition and clutch start.
Tata LPK 2528.K Prima Tipper: The Tata LPK 2528.K Prima Tipper has been designed for off-road deep mining applications. Equipped with strong aggregates like robust chassis frame, suspension and 1200×24 mining tyres and powered by 270 HP engine, the Tata Prima 2528.K can overcome any terrain. An air conditioned cabin, data logger, suspended driver seat, ergonomically designed instrument cluster improve driver efficiency, resulting in increased productivity and faster returns on investment.
With reliable design, higher engine power, heavy duty drive line and comfortable AC cabins, the Tata Prima range of Construcks are designed for better productivity and higher returns.
CNG powered vehicles on display:
Tata Nano CNG Concept: The CNG powered Tata Nano showcases Tata Motors’ capability to develop all kinds of vehicles for CNG applications. World class CNG kit components have been used for the robust and reliable Tata Nano. The sequential gas injection system has been thoroughly calibrated with the EMS system for smart switching between CNG and gasoline fuel systems. The car comes with software with safety strategies like automatic cut-off CNG supply even in the case of diminutive leakages and automatic fuel quality checks. The car has a rich-looking console with new window winding switch positions and ergonomically well designed gear-shifting mechanism. The CNG fuel system has been intelligently packaged in order to not disturb the existing luggage space. The Tata Nano CNG comes with a touring range of more than 150 km in addition to the existing touring range (375 km) of the Nano 2012, improved emissions with low CO2, best-in-class fuel economy, resulting in low running cost.
The Tata Xenon CNG, already launched in Thailand, the world’s second largest pickup vehicle market, is yet another testimony to Tata Motors’ commitment to alternate fuel technologies. It is configured as a mono-fuel factory-fitted CNG vehicle, thereby offering the customer distinct advantages, over an aftermarket CNG converted vehicle, like optimal power & torque, better fuel mileage (12 km per kg), smoother ride and higher levels of safety. Its frugal fuel consumption, a payload of over 1 tonne and the largest flat bed in its class (2.5m x 1.72m) makes it an ideal vehicle for carrying varied loads while offering the customer extra savings. It is powered by a 2.1 litre Tata engine churning out 115 hp @ 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 175 Nm @ 3750 rpm.
Tata Magic CNG: The Tata Magic CNG is a stylish, environment friendly and comfortable public transport vehicle. It comes equipped with a powerful 702 cc, water-cooled CNG engine generating power of 21 PS Horse Power and 50 NM Torque. Tata Magic CNG delivers superior performance with higher power, pickup, mileage and gradeability. The strong and reliable aggregates ensure lower maintenance costs and longer life in all demanding city driving conditions.
This assures the operator of faster travel, more trips and higher earnings. Its lower NVH and adherence to stringent BSIV norms make it a comfortable last mile public transport vehicle and an environmentally ideal choice for Indian cities.
Its high touring range due to bigger gas cylinder coupled with high mileage makes it a more profitable vehicle for operators. It adheres to Tata Motor’s special CNG safety standards such as Multi-Point Gas Injection, Swagelok Joint, Solenoid Valve on ITVR (integrated tank valve & regulator) and comes with stainless steel pipes instead of mild steel pipes, special air venting system arrangement to prevent rusting and gas leakages. The tamper proof ECU electronically limits maximum speed of vehicles as per local city requirements.
The car-like class defining features of the stylish Tata Magic CNG include all steel fully covered body with hard top, double steel sheet doors, 12” radial tires, ergonomically designed seats with seat belts, digital instrument panel, stylish dashboard mounted gear shift lever, steering wheel, big windshield, side mirrors and glass windows. It is a safe and comfortable vehicle to ride in all weather and road conditions. It comes with flexible seating options suited to meet different needs across states.
With its superior features that offer style, comfort, safety and profitability to its owners, Tata Magic CNG is a best in class vehicle that is all set to revolutionize the way people commute in our cities and become an icon for the last mile public transport vehicle
Tata ACE CNG: The Tata Ace is also available in a CNG version, with a number of features that are a first in its category. The Tata Ace CNG is India’s first MPFI (multi-point fuel injection) mini-truck on CNG, offering good pick-up and engine performance. It is equipped with deceleration cut-off for better fuel economy, another first in its category. Unlike other CNG vehicles, the Tata Ace CNG comes with a user-friendly CNG-level indicator. The Ace meets all safety norms, including frontal crash, roof crush and rear wall strength. To ensure the safety of the driver and co-driver, seat belts are standard fitment. Another never-before safety feature is the distributor-less, non-wasted spark-ignition with misfire detection. It has an ergonomically designed, all-steel cabin, including elegant two-toned seats, clear instrument cluster, utility trays, magazine pockets, twin-blade, twin-speed wipers and combination switches. Disc and drum brakes in the front and rear respectively ensure high performance in sudden braking while the large windscreen and rear window allows for higher level of vision and clarity.
Tata LPO 1623 RE LE CNG Bus: The Tata LPO 1623 RE LE CNG Bus is a 35-seater Rear Engine Low Entry (RE LE) bus with 380 mm floor height and ideal for intra-city BRTS operations. It comes with a 6 cylinder 5883 cc powerful BGas Cummins engine, producing 172 KW and 678 NM torque with Automatic Transmission, Allison T270R Type.
The bus has unique safety features like CNG filling receptacle with non-return valve, safety cap & limiting switch, 3-way knob to cut off gas from engine while parking, each cylinder has a cylinder valve with hand wheels, 2 gas leak sensors near the air fuel mixer, louvers for venting of CNG in case of leakage, emergency door exits & roof hatch, grab handles, fire extinguishers and so on.
To assist physically challenged passengers, a manual wheel chair ramp has been provided. The manual ramp is fitted with safety device, which when opened will not allow the vehicle to move and inorder to move the vehicle; the ramp has to be secured in its place.