Tata Motors introduces the all new Tata 407 Pickup, Tata Super Ace and Tata Ace EX

Tata Motors today unveiled its all new ‘Tata 407 Pickup’ and the new offerings from the Ace Platform -- ‘Tata Super Ace’ and ‘Tata Ace EX’ -- across the country.

The introduction of these new products- Tata 407 Pickup, Tata Super Ace and Tata EX are all set to vitalize the sub-one-tonne to 3 tonne segment with more payload options and greater power for the changing demands of its customers. These vehicles signal Tata Motors commitment to provide better quality vehicles at affordable price to enable consumers to enhance their business needs

Commenting on the launches, President of Tata Motors Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Mr. Ravi Pisharody said, “It has always been our commitment to continually refresh our product portfolio, with both, new products and improvements on proven platforms, guided by our customers feedback.”

Tata 407 Pickup

The Tata 407 Pickup comes with a payload of 2.25T which offers nearly double the payload of any other pickup vehicle in the market. Thus customers do not face any hassles of overloading. Further, the Tata 407 Pickup gives customers the benefit of a relatively small turning circle radius of 5.5m which, along with an overall length of only 4700 mm, helps in maneuverability even in narrow lanes. The inherent ability of this vehicle gives the customer an opportunity of carrying 2T loads for longer distances, which translates to more business.

The Tata 407 Pickup comes with a service interval of 20,000 kms enabling the customer to spend less on maintenance. The legendary 407 platform with 3 years / 3 lakh kms warranty gives confidence and assurance of extended life. The Tata 407 Pickup comes with a competitive price which gives the benefit of almost the same EMI, similar down payment making it an attractive business proposition.

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. The Tata Super Ace comes with 12 months/50,000 kms warranty which gives confidence and assurance of extended life.

The Tata Super ACE will now enable owners to increase the number of trips in the day, provide better earnings and faster growth, thus keeping in pace with the growing business needs.

Tata Ace EX

The Tata Ace EX, offers an increased mileage of upto 6%-10% over the current ACE. It has been 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.

The Tata Ace EX comes with a warranty of 36,000 kms /12 months.


Tata Motors August sales at 49,810 nos., growth of 14%

Tata Motors' total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in August 2009 were 49,810 vehicles, a growth of 14% over 43,600 vehicles sold in August 2008. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for August 2009 were 47,126 nos., a 21% growth over 38,828 nos. sold in August last year.

Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal at 220,978 nos., recorded a growth of 2% over 216,062 nos. sold last year.

Commercial Vehicles
The company's sales of commercial vehicles in August 2009 in the domestic market were 29,762 nos., a 28% growth compared to 23,231 vehicles sold in August last year. LCV sales were 18,644 nos., a growth of 42% over August last year. M&HCV sales stood at 11,118 nos., a growth of 10% over August last year. This is the second consecutive month of growth for M&HCV.

Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 130,226 nos., a growth of 11% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales were 81,824 nos., a growth of 34% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 48,402 nos., lower by 14% over last year.

Passenger Vehicles
The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 20,146 nos. (17,364 Tata + 2,782 Fiat) in the domestic market in August 2009, a 26% increase compared to 15,948 nos. (15,597 Tata + 351 Fiat) in August last year. Sales of Tata cars, at 14,755 nos., grew by 21% over August 2008. The sales of the Tata Nano were 2,501 nos. The Indica range sales were 9,598 nos., a growth of 24% over August last year. The Indigo range recorded sales of 2,656 nos., lower by 41% over August last year. The UV/SUV range of Sumo/Safari/Xenon XT accounted for sales of 2,609 nos., lower by 22% over August last year.

Jaguar Land Rover sales continue to get an encouraging response. The Land Rover range will be augmented by the addition of the Freelander 2, which will be launched in September.

Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were 90,718 nos. (80,392 Tata + 10,326 Fiat), against 83,507 nos. (81,343 Tata + 2,164 Fiat) last year, a growth of 9%. Cumulative sales of the Nano were 4,976 nos. Cumulative sales of the Indica range at 47,010 nos., reported a growth of 15%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family were 15,078 nos., lower by 31.5%. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari/Xenon XT range were 13,328 nos., lower by 27%.


August sales grow by 10.8% for Hyundai

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter for the first time in many months saw domestic sales outpace the growth in the overseas market. While the cumulative sales grew at a healthy double digit growth rate of 10.8%, domestic sales went up by 12.9% and exports grew by 8.7%.

HMIL’s total sales for August, 2009 stood at 49,521 units against 44,710 units in August, 2008. The domestic sales accounted for 24,401 units as against 21,610 units in August 2008 while the overseas sales grew from 23,100 units last August to 25,120 units in August, 2009.

Commenting on August, 2009 sales Arvind Saxena, Sr. Vice President - Marketing and Sales, HMIL said, “Over the last two months we have registered steady growth figures and in August the domestic market sales have been strong. We are now entering the festival season phase and strong sales would help the Indian automotive industry to return to healthy growth. We do have a lot of expectations from the festival season and we expect it to be much better than the previous year.”

The segment-wise cumulative sales in the month of August, 2009 are as follows: A2 Segment (Santro, i10, Getz & i20) 45,495 units; A3 Segment (Accent & Verna) 3979 units; A5 Segment (Sonata Transform) 47 units; and SUV Segment (Tucson) 0 unit.


New facelifted Santro by Hyundai

New Delhi, September 2, 2009: Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s largest exporter and the second largest car manufacturer today introduced the new model of its flagship brand Santro. The new Santro has been designed with luxurious interiors and improved exterior features to further enhance its appeal to the customers.

Commenting on the launch of the new Santro, HMIL MD, H. S Lheem said, “Santro has been a phenomenal success in India right from the time of its launch up till now. The customers have shown tremendous faith in the technology, design and safety that this product offered. This is why even today Santro’s success continues unabated in India even after a decade. Through the launch of new Santro, we intend to thank all our customers who have chosen to drive this product and make Hyundai into what it is today. The new version of Santro is further aimed at delighting our customers with luxurious interiors, advance styling and enhanced comfort.”

The original ‘Tall Boy’ Santro has been continuously improved to meet the changing customer needs and has kept itself abreast of the latest technology and design. While the new Santro continues to be powered by the trusted 1.1 eRLX Epsilon engine that develops a whopping 63PS@5500rpm as maximum power and 9.8 kgm@3000rpm as maximum torque and has a proven fuel-economy, durability and power-efficiency.

The new Santro has many added features to considerably raise the bar for cars in this segment. On the exterior the new Santro will be distinguished by a body coloured Radiator Grille and Full Wheel Cover and the rear gets decidedly more sporty with the addition of a Rear Spoiler which further highlights the new look Santro.

Inside, the new Santro boasts of several significant design revisions with premium sophisticated new fabric in Dual Tone Beige & Brown with premium silver touches at multiple locations which adds significantly to the spacious interiors and enhances the visual appeal of the interiors. A Rear Parcel Tray has been added to provide convenient storing for utility items. The new sporty front seats add to the style and comfort factors.

To add the excitement the new Santro will be available in 8 exciting colours to choose from: Crystal White, Black Diamond, Sleek Silver, Electric Red, Dark Grey, Silky Beige, Berry Red and Sparkle Blue.

The hugely popular ‘Made in India’ Santro has sold around 1.5 million units till date and recently two dual fuel models were added as the Santro went ‘Green’ with its CNG and LPG variants.

Santro re-defined the concept of driving at the time of its launch and since then, it has made a niche for itself with its styling, safety and comfort, in addition, to its time-tested quality and reliability the all new Santro with its host of exciting new features is all set to achieve customer delight and help ensure that the Santro continues to be a very popular car in this segment.

Prices – New Santro

  Santro Variants Price Ex-Showroom, Delhi (Rs)
 Santro Non AC263,999
 Santro GL328,801
 Santro GLS348,800
  Santro GL (LPG)349,521
 Santro GLS (LPG)369,499


Audi sold 171 Units in August

Audi reported sales growth in India with impressive sale of 171 cars in August 2009. Growth of 69 per cent growth compared to 101 cars in August 2008. Now thw total sales for 2009 is 1,128 units. Audi remain quite active in India and has recently launched Audi Q5, Audi A6 and A4 with three new engines.


48000 Bajaj Discover Sold in Aug!

India’s second largest bikemaker , Bajaj's much popular 100 bike, Discover DTS-S which has been launched a month ago, has noted a record of 48,000 units sold in August.. It has ‘Digital Twin Spark - Swirl induction’ version 2.0 engine series. Which gives 80 kmpl mileage and make it much better compare to other 100 cc bikes. Bajaj said that the customer response to the world’s most fuel efficient bike has been unprecedented. To meet this huge demand the company is rapidly ramping up its production of the Discover range to 80,000 per month.


Toyota Fortuner get 5000 bookings

Toyota Kirloskar Motor said it has received 5,000 bookings in India for its Fortuner within ten days of its launch. The company expects to sell over 2,500 units of Fortuner by the end this year, 500 to 600 units monthly production. Toyota has noted 35 percent growth in its overall sales.


HMSI reported 13.82 per cent growth in total sales

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has reported a 13.82 per cent growth in its total sales at 96,149 units in August, while 84,476 units in the same month last year. The sales of its motorcycle surged by 21.85 per cent to 37,108 units in the month over 30,454 units in the corresponding month year ago. HMSI posted a 9.29 per cent increase in scooter sales at 59,041 units in August compared to 54,022 units in the year-ago period.