It has been a very tough going for once the third largest car manufacturer in India, Pune based Tata Motors. But the good thing is that the company intends to fight back, and fight back with a plan.
One of the important launches for them will be the 2013 Tata Nano which, we know, is coming this month. However, according to Karl Slym’s word at AutocarPro there are a couple of more refreshed cars that Tata will ‘showcase‘ this month. The second we know will be the Tata Indigo eCS facelift that we have shown you comprehensively in a our exclusive spyshots. But the question is the third one that Tata intends to get in here:
1. 2013 Tata Nano:
2013 Tata Nano will come with a host of refreshments like the usage of chrome at the front and rear, redesigned rear bumper, new wheel cover and a new blue color. It will carry the same 624cc 2 cylinder 38PS/51Nm mill. However, considering that Tata has been testing it on the roads, we expect a few tweaks to the engine as well.
Like the 2012 variant which ironed out a lot of issues with the Nano, we hope the 2013 version packs in more punch and will be offered at similar prices.
2. Tata Indigo eCS Facelift:
From the spyshots, it becomes apparent that it will go through a minor makeover to its fascia to make it funkier to look at. Apart from a contemporary grille, refreshed fog lamps, smoked headlamps, new alloy wheels and possible meatier tyres, we also expect a new color which is showcased here.
In one of our earlier sighting of the car, we saw a lot of test equipment strapped inside and hence, we hope Tata is giving some serious tweaks to its motor(s) as well.
3. Vista CR4???
According to the word out there, Tata Aria refresh is still a few months away. Tata counts the Venture in commercial vehicles (at least according to their official website) at that leaves us with the Vista CR4! Only MotorBash has conclusive spyshots of Vista with ‘CR4’ badges, one of which you see here.
Vista with a CR4 engine will replace the Vista TDI and will ensure Tata’s entry in the BS4 market as well (apart from the Vista Quadrajet that they sell). Tata’s CR4 engine has been applauded for its frugality and good driveability.
Obviously, this is still our educated assumption yet, but it makes immense sense for Tata to finally launch the Vista CR4 that they have been testing since last year. We expect prices to remain around the similar range to that of the TDI. By the word ‘showcase’ we are assuming Tata means launch!