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TATA HEXA

Tata Motors has used the Geneva Motor Show as a platform for many product debuts in the past. The Prima sedan concept designed by Pininfarina for the Indica, Tata Elegante concept for the Manza and Tata Xover concept for the Aria all of them premiered at the previous iterations of the Geneva Motor Show. This year, a new Aria-based Hexa concept SUV premiered at the show.

This near production-ready concept previews the brand’s future design direction and will be one of the new crossovers and SUVs that the company has in its pipeline.

Tata Hexa

Exterior

The Hexa is a new SUV concept measuring 4,764mm in length, 1,895mm in length and 1,780mm in height. The vehicle has a long wheelbase of 2,850mm. The car’s fascia boasts of newly designed projector headlamps, a honeycomb grille and new bumper with fog lamps. The horizontal chrome slat under the grille extends towards the headlamps and the honeycomb pattern can also be seen on the front chin.

Coming to the sides, the newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels can be seen. Though the overall design is similar to the Aria, the concept gets a sporty design language which is continued at the rear as well. The rear bumper, with dual exhaust tips, gets a dual-tone paint scheme with a new shape for the reflectors. The tail lamps are restyled and come with LED units. A new spoiler can also be seen at the back.

Tata Hexa

Interior

The changes inside the cabin also differentiate the new concept from the Aria presently sold. The Hexa concept gets a six-seat configuration with captain seats that are adorned in good quality leather. These seats come with twin-needle stitching and some other new features that up the luxury quotient of the car. The interior also features LED illumination for ambient mood lighting. On the safety front there are six airbags including side and curtain.

Engine and Gearbox

The Hexa concept features a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, VARICOR diesel mill that churns out 154bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. The powerplant comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission and is available with a 4WD option.

Tata Hexa

Engine & Transmission
Engine Description 2.2-litre, four-cylinder VARICOR 400 diesel engine
Maximum Power 155.9 BHP @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 400 NM @ 1700 – 2700 rpm
Fuel Type Diesel
Interior Features
Dual Tone Interiors  yes
Cigarette Lighter  yes
Glove Box  yes
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror  yes
Sunglass Holder  yes
lluminated Glovebox  yes
Leather Steering and Gear knob  yes
Safety Features
Dual Horns  yes
Seatbelt Reminder  yes
Boot Open Warning  yes
Airbags 6
Parking Sensors  yes

EXPECTED PRICE

₹ 16,00,000

TATA BOLT


The Tata Bolt is the Pune based automaker’s new hatchback for the Indian market. Based on their X1 platform which underpins the Indica Vista hatchback, the Bolt features an all too familiar silhouette but is a whole new animal in terms of features and overall design philosophy. It will also be offered with the Indian automaker’s new 1.2-litre 140bhp Revtron mill as well as the all too familiar 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel engine.

This next-generation global car from Tata Motors showcases the new DNA of the company and boasts of newness in terms of design (DesigNext), drivablilty (DriveNext) and connectivity (ConnectNext). The company says that the name Bolt itself signifies speed and represents, according to the company, a winner’s attitude. It comes with several segment first features and employs a new design language for the interiors as well as the exteriors.

At the front it gets an aggressive fascia, new grille and sleek shaped headlights that stretch from the middle of the bonnet to the grille. On the sides the window lines swoop down in curve towards the rear hatch which now seems to be devoid of the Christmas tree lamps. However, what rear does get are rounded edges and certain styling cues from slightly more premium cars.

In terms of engines, Tata will offer this hatchback with the 1.2-litre Revtron engine which is petrol powered and produces 84bhp/140Nm. The diesel engine on the other hand is the 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel. Transmission options include the five-speed manual as well as an AMT which is a first for Tata especially in this segment.

We expect that Tata will price the Bolt in the range of 4.6 lakh Rupees to 6.6 lakh Rupees and it will have four petrol and three diesel variants. It will compete with the Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Chevrolet Sail and VW Polo.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ITEMS PETROL DIESEL
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length (mm) 3995 3995
Overall Width (mm) 1695 1695
Overall Height (mm) 1570 1570
Wheelbase (mm) 2470 2470
Front Track (mm) 1450 1450
Rear Track (mm) 1440 1440
Fuel Tank (ltr) 44 44
Kerb Weight (Kg) 1106 1106
ENGINE
Engine Type Revotron 1.2T 1.3L Quadrajet
Displacement (CC) 1200 1300
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 84 @ 5000 89 @ 4000
Maximum Torque (nm/rpm) 140 @ 1750 200 @ 1750
TRANSMISSION
Type 5 – Speed MT 5 – Speed MT
SUSPENSION
Front Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar
Rear Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring
BRAKES
Front Disc Disc
Rear Drum Drum
TYRE
Tyre Size R16 R16

Expected Launch: October 2014
Expected Price: 4.20 – 6.60 lakhs

TATA ZEST

Tata Zest is a compact sedan under sub 4 meter category , which will directly compete with Hyundai Xcent , Maruti Suzuki Swift dzire and Mahindra Verito vibe. Zest is a CS version of Tata bolt hatchback. It has same looks as of hatchback just with enlarged boot space , interior , engine and rest being the same .


he Tata Zest follows the same principle in terms with the Bolt hatchback in terms of design and overall appearance. The side profile remains the same up to the C-Pillar but thanks to the boot has a different appearance. At the back the lights have a similar design to that of the hatchback with a stubby boot lid.
Inside the interiors are exactly the same as the hatchback including the overall layout, features and upholstery. The list includes Harman touchscreen music system, gauges behind the steering wheel and white upholstery for the top spec variants and beige for the others in the range.


talking about engines, Tata will offer this compact sedan with the 1.2-litre Revtron engine which is petrol powered and produces 84bhp/140Nm. The diesel engine on the other hand is the 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel. Transmission options include the five-speed manual as well as an AMT which is a first for Tata especially in this segment.

 expected price for  Tata zest  will be in the range of 5.5 lakh Rupees to 7.6 lakh Rupees and it will have four petrol and three diesel variants. It will compete with the Grand i10 based Xcent sedan, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Chevrolet Sail sedan, Honda Amaze and VW Vento.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ITEMS PETROL DIESEL
DIMENSIONS
Overall Length (mm) 3995 3995
Overall Width (mm) 1695 1695
Overall Height (mm) 1570 1570
Wheelbase (mm) 2470 2470
Front Track (mm) 1450 1450
Rear Track (mm) 1440 1440
Fuel Tank (ltr) 44 44
Kerb Weight (Kg) 1106 1106
ENGINE
Engine Type Revotron 1.2T 1.3L Quadrajet
Displacement (CC) 1200 1300
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 84 @ 5000 89 @ 4000
Maximum Torque (nm/rpm) 140 @ 1750 200 @ 1750
TRANSMISSION
Type 5 – Speed MT 5 – Speed MT
SUSPENSION
Front Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar Dual Path Independent McPherson strut with Antiroll Bar
Rear Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring Semi Independent Twist beam with coil spring
BRAKES
Front Disc Disc
Rear Drum Drum
TYRE
Tyre Size R16 R16


TATA ARIA- A NEW BREED

TATA ARIA

                                  One of India’s leading auto brand Tata Motors has introduced India’s first four wheel drive crossover, Tata Aria, that shares appearance of a sedan and stylish features of an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle). The new Tata Aria is a seven seater premium crossover build on roadster concept that Tata Motors exhibited at Geneva Motor Show in the year 2000. Tata Aria captures all possible attributes in every aspect that transform it as one of the most comfortable, capacious & cool designed car around and has got the potential to become a stiff competition for other SUVs & MUVs including Ford Endeavour, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Innova, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Captiva, Toyota Fortuner and upcoming Skota Yeti.

The all new Tata Aria is packed with 2.2 L, DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail) diesel engine that is fitted with company’s pre launched SUV Tata Safari and performing really well on Indian roads, it is competent of offering amazing fuel efficiency and riding experience on any road condition. 2.2L Dicor engine of all new Tata Aria has got the potential to generate maximum power of 140 bhp at 4000rpm along with the peak torque around 320Nm at 1700~2700rpm.

                              Tata Motors has offered the Tata Aria with three trims that include Tata Aria Pride, Tata Aria Prestige and Tata Aria Pleasure; all the variants of Tata Aria are packed with 4×4 Adapterra Torque-on-Demand System. The all new Tata Aria has got all attributes that help this out in becoming one of the most demanded crossover in India, the features that it has been gifted; leather covered Steering Wheels, Gear Shift Knob and leather seats, Power and Tilt Steering wheel, Automatic Climate Control AC with individual AC vent for rear seat too, 2 DIN integrated stereo audio system, Cup Holders, Rain sensing automatic wipers, turn Indicators on ORVMs, ultrasonic reverse guide system/reverse guide camera, Tata Blue Connect, keyless entry, Drive Info system, satellite navigation system, stylish and broad Alloy Wheels.

Tata Aria Picture               To make the all new Tata Aria completely safe ,various safety features are added to the new crossover including all Wheel Drive, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), Twin Port Caliper ventilated disk brakes at front and Disk Brakes at rear, Electronic Stability Programme with Traction Control Systemhttp://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=331862350477011824&postID=5268416190971958207, Cruise Control, Six airbags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags), Engine immobilizer with perimetric alarm system, Hydroform chasis frame and reinforced body construction, front and rear fog lamps, Darkness Sensing Lights, Child safety lock etc., all these features stands the all new Tata Aria as one of the most safe vehicle around, so the new Crossover of Tata Motors is  a much appropriate option if you are planning to possess a new SUV or MUV in upcoming time.

TATA ARIA FEATURES

Built-in GPS system
Multi-functioning steering wheel
Dual Air Conditioner
Automatic climate control
6 SRS Airbags
ABS with ESP
Alloy wheels
Parking Sensors

TATA ARIA SPECIFICATIONS

Tata Aria Summary

Name: Aria
Model: EX
Car Body Type: Crossover
Segment: C+ Segment

Tata Aria Engine And Transmission

Displacement: 2179cc, DICOR, 16 Valve DOHC,
Engine Type: Diesel
Maximum Power: 120 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 250 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Gears: 5 Manual

Tata Aria Dimensions

Length: 3329 mm
Width: 1710 mm

Tata Aria More Specs

Seating Capacity: 7
Steering: Power
Brakes: Front Disk, Rear Drum
Ground Clearance: 200.00 mm

TATA INDICA eV2

TATA INDICA eV2

Tata Indica
Tata Indica is the most successful diesel hatchback car in its segment. The engine delivers higher amount of torque providing smoother drive, with more response. MPFI engine of Tata Indica works with 32 bit microprocessors and sports sensors, along with knock control sensors which help in providing good fuel economy and good mileage. Tata Indica being a compact car has stylish exteriors with good pick up on Indian roads. The interiors, too, are very luxurious with all the added features.

Tata Indica is truly, the first Indian car. It is the manifestation of the vision of Ratan Tata (chairman of Tata Motors) who dreamt to build a car keeping in mind, the Zen’s size, Ambassador’s internal dimensions, price of a Maruti Alto and running cost of diesel, which, combining all these, has now  become Tata Indica V2. Tata Indica perfectly understood Indian conditions and satisfied them. The Indica V2 is spacious enough to accommodate large Indian families, and ofcourse the entire luggage that came with them. The powerful engine of the Tata Indica ensured it took the burden of the extra weight.

The Tata Indica also had a rugged built for miles of pot-hole ridden roads, and at times no road at all, just paths. The latest variant of Indica is the Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLE and Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLS. The new version of the Tata Indica is more powerful in terms of engine, greater at fuel efficiency and conforms to BS IV emission norms. The engine of the new variant produces a top power of 71 Ps at 4500 rpm and generates a peak torque of 135 Nm at 3500 rpm by 1405cc, 475 IDI Turbo Intercool Diesel engine. The Tata Indica V2 comes with 1396cc,4 Inline cylinder that develops a max power of 53.5 Ps at 5500 rpm and belts out highest torque of 85 Nm at 2500 rpm. All the variants of the Tata Indica V2 are mated with 5 speed manual transmission.


Tata Indica Models

Tata Indica V2 DLE BSIII It is the base variant of Tata Indica that complies with the BSIII (Bharat Stage III) emission norms but doesn?t carry few standard features like power steering, body colored bumpers, door rub rails etc.
Tata Indica V2 DLS BSIII The additional features that this variant of Tata Indica offers are power steering, body colored bumpers, door rub rails, 4 spoke steering wheel etc.
Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLE BS IV This newly added member of Indiac V2 family is powered by a 1405cc Turbo intercooled diesel charged engine that churns out 71 Ps of peak power at 4500 rpm and pumps out top torque of 85 Nm at 2500 rpm. It is dressed with black wheel arch flairs and sill valance covers, standard floor console with provision for mobile charger/cigarette lighter.
Tata Indica V2 Turbomax DLS BS IV This top end model comes with the same engine of DLE with some additional features like four spoke power steering wheel, body colour wheel arch flairs and sill valance covers, door rub rails, new horn pads for steering wheels and new luxury floor console with provision for mobile charger/cigarette lighter.

Tata Indica Mileage, Average And Fuel Economy


Tata Indica V2 old is available with four variants and all its four variants are equipped with a 1396cc diesel engine with 475 IDI with new Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU) technology that offers high engine performance with good fuel efficiency. This diesel engine offers mileage of around 13.6kmpl in city while on the highway it gives 17.2kmpl. The new BS IV compliant powerplant is configured with 1405cc, 4 cylinders that delivers max power of 71 ps at 4500 rpm and develops a top torque of 135 Nm at 2500 rpm. According to the company, the new engine is more powerful and fuel efficient. The engine gives the highest mileage of 19 kmpl on highways and 14.5 kmpl in city limits.

Tata Indica Power


As we have already mentioned that all four variants of old Tata Indica are powered by 1396cc, 4 cylinder diesel engine with five speed manual gearbox and 475 IDI with new Microprocessor based Engine Management System (ECU) technology. Using this new technology results in higher engine performance. Tata Indica V2 delivers 53.5PS of maximum power at 5,500rpm and 8.5kgm of maximum torque at
2,500rpm.
The new Tata Indica V2 Turbomax comes loaded with 1405cc, 4 cylinder engine which is mated with 5 speed gearbox. The new powerful  engine pumps out a top power of 71 Ps at 4500 rpm and lays out a peak torque of 135 Nm at 2500 rpm. The engine output is now upgraded with new engine for better performance.

Tata Indica Price

Rs 3,37,815* – Rs 4,74,295*

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THE ALL NEW TATA MERLIN


                                                               Tata Motors, a renowned name in Indian automobile market has geared up to launch Tata Merlin. Tata Merlin will be a full grown SUV in the D segment manufactured at Tata’s facility near Pune. Tata Merlin is based on the platform of Tata Aria which itself is based on Tata Safari’s platform, a stalwart SUV spreading its glory on Indian roads since 10 years. The 2011 Tata Merlin would be second Tata vehicle to be based on the 4X2 platform apart from the Tata Aria Crossover SUV. Tata Merlin SUV will be sold besides Tata Safari which itself will get a makeover in a few months.

                                                                       The SUV will derive most of its features from Tata Safari and Tata Aria. Tata Motors has religiously been working on its cars and always met with customer’s expectations. Tata cars have seen new cars entering and leaving Indian market. However, these tough built SUVs from Tata’s hood are here to stay. It’s been a tradition with Tata Motors that they come out with a new car with revamped changes that is inspired by an extant Tata car.  Tata Motors started off by refreshing the Indica and Indigo and then launched the two-wheel drive version of the Aria crossover. The company then upgraded the Vista and Manza and recently made some changes to the Grande as well. Even Sumo got its fair share of upgrades, leaving the Safari as the only vehicle in their line-up untouched. Thus, it is indeed the Safari, which will soon get its due in the form of the Merlin. Both the Safari and Merlin will be sold separately, with the Merlin filling the void between the Safari and Aria.

It is speculated that Tata Safari Merlin simply called as Tata Merlin SUV, shedding its Safari status, will be priced just above Tata Safari between Rs 12 lakh-Rs 15 Lakh. It is believed that Tata Motors is launching a SUV to counter its rival Mahindra and Mahindra. M&M launched its SUV Mahindra XUV 500 on 27th September 2011. Mahindra XUV 500 priced at Rs 10.88 lakh won a million hearts and is a huge hit in Indian market. Tata Motors will definitely face challenge as it will aim for generating volumes by keeping the Tata Merlin price competitive.

The design of Tata Merlin SUV is greatly inspired by Land Rover. It seems that Tata and Jaguar Land Rover are synchronizing a lot as is evident from the design of the new Tata Merlin. However, the overall shape of the new Tata SUV Merlin is expected to remain more like Tata Safari with lots of cosmetic changes inside out. In order to make it look different from Tata Safari, Tata Merlin will have new headlights, tail lights and all-new fog lamps. The rear and front bumpers are also new on Tata Merlin and has no resemblance with Safari bumpers. Not just the exteriors but Tata Merlin has all-new interiors as well. Furthermore, the new Tata SUV has improved handling and safety features than the Tata Safari. Steering mounted controls are expected to lure Tata Merlin buyers. Clean dashboard with minimalistic appearance and wooden inserts look classy from the spy shot available.

On the engine part, Tata Merlin will be powered by 2179cc DiCOR diesel engine that currently powers Tata Safari. It is expected that this engine will be tuned to give more power and torque. Tata Merlin engine will be a 140 bhp, 320 Nm as expected. This engine will be able to output a maximum power of 140bhp at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1700rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox will be mated to the engine. However it is a remote possibility that Tata may bring in a six-speed gearbox in Tata Merlin. A four wheel drive option with a low ratio gearbox can be expected with Merlin, as Tata could want to position the Merlin as an alternate to the XUV500 SUV, which lacks a low ratio 4X4 option.

It will also be a seven-seater (2+3+2) car just like Tata Safari. So it can be gathered that the last two rows would be facing each other in the boot. As per reports, Tata is going to make this car fully loaded with features at an attractive price. On the inside Merlin is expected to have adjustable motorized driver seat, adjustable steering and leather upholstery. Besides standard features of SUVs, Tata Merlin is also expected to have advanced safety features such as ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (Anti-lock braking System) and traction control. Tata might turn out to be generous enough by giving Tata Merlin 4 airbags as safety feature.

Tata Merlin Models

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Tata Merlin This is expected to be a 4X4 version of Tata Merlin. It is powered by 2.2L engine that attains a maximum power equivalent to140bhp and maximum torque of 320 Nm.

TATA MERLIN FUEL ECONOMY

Tata Merlin is powered by a 2.2 litre DOHC DiCOR engine which generates the maximum power of 140 bhp at 4000 rpm along with the maximum torque of 320 nm at 1700 rpm. Speculative figures about the mileage of Tata Merlin are 11 km / litre in city while it is 15 km / litre on highways.

POWER

The upcoming Tata Merlin is expected to bear 2179cc DiCOR diesel engine same as equipped in Tata Safari. It is hoped that this engine will be designed to produce more output and power. Well, the all new Tata Merlin is likely to yield a power of 140 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 320 Nm at 1700 rpm. It is said that the engine will have dual mass fly-wheel in order to ensure minimum noise, harshness and vibration. Added to it, the engine is likely to be mated with low friction bearings and five speed manual gearbox for smooth driving experience. Although six speed gearbox might be possible in future.

COLORS

Tata has not revealed the colors of Tata Merlin yet. However, Tata Merlin is expected to come in three colors: Black, Silver and Grey.

ACCELERATION

The upcoming Tata Merlin is expected to be housed with 2179cc DiCOR diesel engine which will enable it to attain highest possible speed. If we talk about diesel engine, it always gives a better acceleration for long distances and Tata Merlin is no exception. The engine is likely to offer descent acceleration and pick up. The cabin will be less noisy during acceleration and cruising. The engine is expected to be mated with 5 speed manual gear box.

EXTERIOR

A reskinned exterior is performed for Tata Merlin SUV. The front of Tata Merlin looks clean, neat & non-pretentious from all the spy-work done by photographers. The heavily worked out front-end view is clearly reminiscent of the current generation model. The neat looking projector head lamps are L-Shaped with flat proportions are and a bit boxy. Xenon is still unsure of powering them. Range Rover has influenced Tata Motors a bit too much in terms of styling. New body color bumper makes way for Tata Merlin. Elevated fog lights lurking on the bumpers are surely the add-on features. 5 spoke alloy wheels dress the base of Tata Merlin.

Coming to the side, body color door handles can be seen on the elongated body. Like the Safari ORVMs will have indicator lights. Both side electric windows are part of Tata Merlin. Tata Motors has spent a good amount to give tinted glass. Remote fuel filler and keyless entry are some of the exteriors which give the SUV an edgy look. Adding to the luxury feature is a panoramic roof.

Re-designed square Tail-lamps in coherence with the body design are the attractive part of the flattish looking rear again inspired from Land Rover. Tail lamp seems to be adopted from Force traveller. The spare wheel on the new model has gone below the chassis leaving behind a clean tail-gate just like Tata Aria. Two dual chrome plated exhaust pipes add aggression to Tata Merlin. Rear wiper and rear defogger might be given for unfavorable weather.

Exterior Measurements
The length of the car is 4650 mm while its width is of 1918 mm and height is of 1925 mm. The ground clearance of the car is 195 mm and kerb weight is of 2040 kg. Tata Merlin would be lighter than Tata Safari. The capacity of its fuel tank is 65 litre.  

INTERIOR

Tata Merlin’s interiors are expected to be as good as the Tata Aria’s and they will definitely be better than Tata Safari’s. Tata Merlin SUV is essentially a 7 seater. Inside, the car will have all-new Electronic Switches, New Meter Dials, Tachometre, Two trip meter and white back-light dial while the driver’s seat will have an arm rest. On the dash there will be an AC with climate control having two AC vents. AC controls have white illumination around them. An MP3 player is equipped on the dashboard. Power windows help in easy and effortless ride in Tata Merlin. Their will be exotic looking leather upholstery in the cabin. Footrest for the 3rd row passengers is foldable. However folding rear seats are absent.

The driver’s seat adjustment will be manual. The cabin, in most likelihood, will be less noisy during acceleration and cruising. The gearbox likewise could be a reformed 5 speed manual one. Steering wheel mounted electric control buttons will make driving a pleasurable experience. The steering could provide a bit more feedback and the clutch, likewise, will take less effort to operate. Overall, the interiors will give a sense of improvised designing and comfort.

COMFORT
Tata Merlin price being speculated at Rs 10 lakh couples it with an expectation of being a very comfortable car. Standing firm on everyone’s expectation, Tata Merlin seems to be a very spacious car. It is expected to provide enhanced comfort with the supports of AC with climate control, foldable leather seats, remote central locking, power windows, and remote fuel filler. However, remote boot is still an option. MP3 DVD Player musical environment is also available. As additional features, tinted glass, Panoramic sun roof, ORVM indicator and button control on steering, rear defogger, rear wiper and electric door sided mirrors are there in Tata Merlin. It is reported that the AC in Tata Merlin will be better than the Tata Safari.

Interior Measurements
All Tata SUVs come with enhanced space in the cabin. The legroom and headroom at front, rear and third row seats is believed to be descent. The wheelbase is also expected to increase thus hinting towards more rear legroom. The boot space of the car is 981 litre but Tata Merlin may lack remote boot.

PERFORMANCE

The new Tata Merlin will come packed with a 2.2 litre DiCOR diesel engine. The engine will operate with lesser noise and vibration on the new Tata Merlin. This DiCOR engine is expected to deliver high performance with excellent acceleration and better fuel efficiency. The engine will come with a displacement of 2179 cc that will produce a maximum power of 140 Bhp at 4000 rpm peak torque of 320 Nm at 1700 rpm. The new Tata Merlin will break the barrier of 100 kmph in a short span of time. The all new Tata Merlin SUV is speculated to deliver high performance and handling at competitive price and will give tough fight to the upcoming Mahindra XUV 500.

WHEELS

The all new Tata Merlin is likely to be equipped with 5 spoke alloy wheels inspired by Tata Aria. It is hoped that disc brakes will be applied to rear wheels whereas front wheels will be controlled through ventilated breaks. Additionally ABS feature will join the wheels, so as to reduce friction and prevent wearing and tearing of wheels. The tyre size measures up to 235/70 R16 105S and Ground Clearance of wheels of Tata Merlin is expected to be of 195 mm. Most probably, the spare wheel will go below the chassis.

BRAKING AND HANDLING

The new Tata Merlin is expected to come adorned with an amazing braking system to ensure passenger safety. The front wheels of the new Tata Safari will be packed with Ventilated brakes whereas the rear wheels are controlled with Disk brakes to decelerate the SUV in quick time during emergency. The new SUV is likely to have four airbags to prevent the occupants in case of any mishap. The other advanced features that are likely to be adorned in the new Tata Merlin are ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) coupled with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) to ensures that the vehicle will never skid in case of emergency braking.  

Tata Merlin Handling & Safety

The homegrown car manufacturer Tata Motors has intricately put its best effort to produce new Tata Merlin. Despite being a 140 bhp SUV, the new Tata Merlin is speculated to have an excellent control over power. The power will be distributed to the wheels with the help of a 5 speed manual gearbox. The new Tata Merlin wheels are packed with Ind double wishbone with torsion bar suspension at the front and rear to avoid bumps and ensure a comfortable drive. Under the wrapper of safety measures, the car will offer a remote central locking system to ensure security against thefts. The car will be endowed with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) technology that ensures to prevent the wheel from locking up in case of hard braking on wet surface. Other passive safety features that are likely to come in new Tata Merlin SUV are parking sensors to assist the parking of vehicle at right space. Fog Lamps to provide enough lights on the road in poor light or weather conditions are believed to be added along with Traction Control.

ACCESORIES

The all new Tata Merlin is likely to be integrated with music system resonating the expected quality of sound by an SUV. The music system will be inclusive of an impressive and classy MP3 DVD Player which is expected to offer a complete musical environment. If we talk about other accessories the all new Tata Merlin is likely to be integrated with a in built Satellite-Navigation system which will enable driver to accumulate position data to locate on the road in the unit’s map database. Apart from this, other accessories like panoramic sun roof, side ORVM indicator and button control on steering are also present in Tata Merlin.

Tata Merlin Price

Rs 10,00,000*

THE ALL NEW TATA NANO 2012

                                                 TATA NANO 2012

                                                Tata Nano is a rear-engined, four-passenger city car aimed primarily at the Indian market. It was first presented at the 9th annual Auto Expo on 10 January 2008, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Nano is 8 percent smaller in exterior size and has 23 percent larger interior space in comparison to Maruti 800. It is available in attractive shades and the top model LX comes fully loaded with air-conditioner, front power windows, fog lights, central locking, tinted glass, body colored bumpers and digital tripmeter. To boost the swinging sales of Nano, Tata Motors has launched all-new 2012 model of Nano which is more powerful and comes with host of new features.
Whats new in Tata Nano 2012
– New design for seats and headrests
– New design for the wheel caps
– Silver finish on central console
– All-beige interior theme for LX model
– Four new attractive shades
– Improved NVH levels
Rear-view mirrors on both sides
– More powerful with 37 bhp of power and 51 nm of torque
– Warranty of 4 years or 60,000 kms
Tata Nano 2012 features new improved seats with better cushioning, rear-view mirrors on both sides, new seat headrests and new wheel caps. The NVH levels of the car have also been improved and 4 new shades (Papaya Orange, Pearl White, Mojito Green and Meteor Silver) have been added. The top model LX now features beige interior theme with silver finish on the central console. Tata Nano 2012 is available across 676 outlets.  Customers can buy the Tata Nano 2012 at an extremely low down-payment, starting from Rs. 15,000, and high tenure financing (up to 60 months).

Design & Style of Tata Nano 2012 
Tata Nano 2012 has been designed with a family in mind, has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can comfortably seat four persons. Four doors with high seating position make ingress and egress easy. With a length of 3099mm, width of 1495mm, height of 1652mm and with adequate ground clearance, it can effortlessly manoeuvre on busy roads in cities as well as in rural areas. Tata Nano’s mono-volume design, with wheels at the corners and the powertrain at the rear, enables it to uniquely combine both space and manoeuvrability, which sets a new benchmark among small cars.
The main styling elements of Tata Nano 2012 are centre crease on the bonnet, side scoops which not only looks sporty but also helps to keep the rear mounted engine cool. Tata is also providing some add-ons like alloys, rear spoiler & sunroof to make Tata Nano 2012 more stylish & attractive. From the rear it looks more or less like the Indica Vista with vertical tail lamps. The centrally placed exhaust pipe looks very cool. First look at the Tata Nano may not impress you in terms of dimensions but even though the car looks tiny and miniscule in images but it is only when you come up close to it that you can make out that its virtual length constitutes the very cabin space!

Interiors of Tata Nano 2012

Step inside and you will feel like you are entering a proper hatch. Nano has more space inside in comparison to the Maruti 800 and Alto. The top model of Tata Nano 2012, LX comes with three spoke steering wheel while the base model & CX features rather simple two spoke one. There are many cost saving factors like the hazard warning light switch has been placed behind the steering wheel. The front power window switches in Tata Nano 2012 have been placed on the centre console to save the wiring costs. The dash of Tata Nano 2012 has been designed in such a manner that they can easily produce left hand drive models as the instrument cluster is placed in centre of the dash and the design of dash is same on both sides. The legroom & headroom in Tata Nano 2012 is more than sufficient. The rear passengers have plenty of legroom even if the driver & front passengers are six footers.

Engine, Ride & Handling of Tata Nano 2012

– 624cc, MPFi petrol engine
– 37 bhp of maximum power
– 51 nm of maximum power
– Improved mileage of 25 kmpl
Tata Nano 2012 has a rear mounted , all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 624 cc, multi point fuel injection petrol engine which develops maximum power of 37 Bhp at 5500 rpm with maxiumum torque of 51 Nm at 4000 rpm. The 2010-11 model of Tata Nano was less powerful with 34.5 bhp and 48 nm on tap. This is the first time that a two-cylinder petrol engine is being used in a car with single balancer shaft. The lean design strategy of Tata Nano 2012 has helped minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. Performance is controlled by a specially designed electronic engine management system.
Due to rear mounted engine the luggage space in Tata Nano 2012 has been pushed to the front. Making the engine closer to the fuel tank has another advantage of increased fuel efficiency. Rear mounted engine also help in reducing the power loss during transmission. Tata Nano has front disk and rear drum brakes. The company claims mileage of 18-20 plus kmpl in city and 25 kmpl on highway. Riding on small 12″ wheels and tubeless tyres, the Tata Nano rides surprisingly well. Most bumps are rounded nicely, but as the speeds climb the ride can get a little firm. The steering has a little vagueness around the centre position, dial in more lock; it feels direct and provides good feedback as well. Grip levels of Tata Nano 2012 are decent but are limited by the narrow tyres. Straightline stability is also good, you can cruise comfortably at 80-90kph.

Safety Features of Tata Nano 2012

By adhering to the fact that less weight requires less power, Tata Nano 2012 is made of light weighing steel. This has made the Tatas come up with a cheap alternative with out compromising on safety and performance. With an all sheet-metal body, Tata Nano 2012 has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres of Tata Nano 2012 further enhance safety. It exceeds current regulatory requirements with a strong passenger compartment, crumple zones, intrusion resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorage.

Variants of Tata Nano 2012 

Tata Nano 2012 Standard: The standard version comes with three colour options – Rouge Red, Aqua Blue, Serene White – along with clear headlamps, tubeless tyres and tip-tap driver side mirror, booster-assisted brakes and front suspension with anti-roll bar. The interiors comprise dual-tone vinyl seats and fold-down rear seat.
Tata Nano 2012 CX: The Nano CX comes in six colour options – Rouge Red, Champagne Gold, Neon Rush, Meteor Silver, Papaya Orange and Serene White. The interiors have been refreshed with trendy black fabric seats, ebony black interiors, fold-down rear seat with nap rest. Besides these, the variant offers best-in-class air-conditioning with heating (optional), parcel shelf, booster-assisted brakes, tip-tap mirrors on driver and passenger side and half wheel covers.
Tata Nano 2012 LX: The top-end variant comes loaded with features like premium beige fabric seats, central locking, 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.

Warranty of Tata Nano 2012
All the variants of Tata Nano 2012 come with an unmatched warranty of 4 years or 60,000 kms, whichever is earlier.

Shades Available in Tata Nano 2012
Tata Nano 2012 is available in following shades:

2012 Nano Standard:
– Serene White (Non-Metallic)
– Rouge Red (Non-Metallic)
– Aqua Blue (Non-Metallic)
2012 Nano CX:
– Serene White (Non-Metallic)
– Rouge Red (Non-Metallic)
– Neon Rush (Non-Metallic)
– Papaya Orange (Metallic)
– Meteor Silver (Metallic)
– Champagne Gold (Metallic)
2012 Nano LX:
– Papaya Orange (Metallic)
– Sunshine Yellow (Metallic)
– Champagne Gold (Metallic)
– Mojito Green (Metallic)
– Pearl White (Metallic)
– Meteor Silver (Metallic)