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  1. Flyboy!

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    Boss . Hero exists because of Honda . All those millions of bikes sold through the last 25 years all use hondas tech . Naturally there will be limits on exploiting the technology offered by Honda. They decided to break away but the entire commuter segment still uses Hondas tech . Hence we have to see what the hx and the hastur bring to hero. I remember kinetic hyosung jv . They started manufacturing premium stuff but it ended up being junk.
     
  2. Flyboy!

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    The hastur engine is quite a mill. If they can get it to the masses at good costs and offer good reliability then hero can claim some laurels.
     
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    EXCLUSIVE: We Take You Around The New Tata Tamo C-Cube, And Even Get A Peek Inside
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    Yesterday (21/2/2017), Tata Motors showcased a new concept car under their newly formed Tamo brand called the C-Cube. The sporty, three-door hatchback was showcased at Future Decoded 2017, India’s largest digital transformation event, organised by Microsoft India in Mumbai.



    While specific details surrounding the concept are scarce, the C-Cube showcases Tata Motors’ new “advanced structural technology concept” – more on that later, but first, here’s an exclusive look at the C-Cube, including its elusive interiors.



    The fascia gets a new iteration of the signature Tata smiley grille, projector headlamps with segmented LED DRL strips and a curvaceous bumper; all festooned with some king of honeycomb patterning.


    The curves continue to the sides as well, with a prominent, rising shoulder line, muscular haunches and massive fender flares.


    The rear fenders also get these cooling slits with more honeycomb to cool we-don’t-know-what.


    The swooping glasshouse and the rising shoulder line culminate into a tiny rear window with a ‘kicked in’ appearance.


    The honeycomb pattern finds its way inside the LED tail lamps as well..


    ..and even the rear bumper hasn’t been spared from some more honeycomb patterning.


    The tail lamps leave streaks on the tail gate, like mascara filled tears on a rosy cheek.


    The C-Cube sits on these sweet O.Z Racing wheels wrapped with low profile Yokohama rubber.


    The interiors of the C-Cube are colourful and contemporary, but a bit spartan because it isn’t complete yet.


    The centre console gets an indentation for a smartphone (?), and one giant knob. In case you’re wondering, that red button in front of the gear lever says ‘Emergency Stop’.


    The C-Cube’s seats look comfy enough, and feature white inserts on the backrest, the headrest and the place between your legs.


    This is probably the best angle to view the C-Cube from.

    Overall, the C-Cube doesn’t have the finesse of say, the Tata Nexon Concept (2014), or the Tata Pixel Concept (2011). Build quality isn’t the best, while the panel gaps are huge and inconsistent. But there’s a reason behind that. Allow us to explain.

    The C-Cube showcases manufacturing technologies that allow for distributed manufacturing, a “form of decentralised manufacturing practiced by enterprises using a network of geographically dispersed manufacturing facilities that are coordinated using information technology” [Wikipedia].


    Since distributed manufacturing doesn’t encourage the presence of a single, full-blown manufacturing facility, the C-Cube features non-conventional materials (other than steel) in its construction. The C-Cube’s composite architecture doesn’t require expensive infrastructure like a press shop or a weld shop to make it. Instead, it has been put together using basic assembly techniques.

    Now we don’t have any more information about specifics like the materials used on the car, or the ‘basic assembly techniques’ that were used to put the C-Cube together, but the body-shell felt like its been made out of some sort of fibre-reinforced polymer.


    Drive-train specifics are still at large, but they’re irrelevant. The C-Cube is a showcase of how to make cars differently, and in a frugal manner. It still requires some finesse though. There will be an evolved version of C-Cube Concept on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that will apparently feature some sort of Microsoft connected car technology inside as well.

    The improved C-Cube will jostle for stage space at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the highly anticipated, Tata Tamo Futuro, a low cost, mid-engined sports car concept. Here’s what we know about it: Here Are Five Things That We Know About The Incoming Tata Sports Car So Far
    http://www.motoroids.com/concept-ca...nd-new-tata-tamo-c-cube-even-get-peek-inside/
     
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    very interesting!
     
  5. Ripcord322

    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Tata will soon have a complete portfolio

    Right from Tiny Hatchback to Small Hatchback...To Proper Hatchback...To Sub - 4 m Sedan...To Proper Sedan...To a Wannabe SUV...to An MPV cum SUV...And Old MPV looking SUV....To a Proper SUV going against likes of the Fortuner and the Endeavour.And As an added Bonus a 2 door sports car...And New TAMO concepts...Too..

    As they cover more of the vertical their now absymal market share will definitely rise...Right now our PV market is DOMINATED by the Japanese and the South Koreans..(Suzuki, Hyundai)...Damn these guys are killing it...


    Hopefully they get an Indian Challenger...And also Mahindra hopefully expand their sights to making Sedans and Proper Hatchbacks...Not just SUVs in different sizes...

    Loving these developments.
     
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    Tata's Sports Coupe- Tamo Racemo

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    BORN OUT OF INNOVATIVE MOFlex platform using MMS structure technology

    RACEMO is built on a patented MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure – a structural technology, enabling greater freedom in surface design, efficient large-scale part integration leading to modularity and faster time to market. This is being used for the first time ever in the automotive industry for passenger vehicles and it will help to bring in Indian market a product with increased exclusivity.

    FUTURISTIC STYLING AND DESIGN

    Designed at the Tata Motors Design Studio in Turin, Italy, RACEMO’s design is race car inspired – ‘fairly Spartan’. Stronger expressions of the IMPACT DESIGN elements i.e. Humanity Line, Slingshot Line and Diamond DLO, give the RACEMO an instant recognisability.

    RACEMO is a good balance between high performance and practicality. With a power of 190 PS and a maximum torque of 210 Nm backed by the New Generation Turbo-Charged gasoline engine, RACEMO delivers an adrenaline filled acceleration from 0-60mph in under 6 seconds. The body construction with integrated crash safety protection with driver and passenger air bags, meets upcoming Indian regulations.

    CONNECTED CAR SOLUTIONS

    RACEMO attempts to create TAMO’s first digitally native car and is powered by connected technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, geo-spatial and mapping, and increased human-machine interface in collaboration with Microsoft. The vehicle owner through three screens in the instrument area can access the in-car connectivity experience.
     
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    First time in history they got front grill right

    BTW its back that looks killer
     
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    Coming out JV can be good and bad.... we have good examples

    1) Bajaj and Kawasaki
    2) TVS and Suzuki
    Bad
    1) Kinetic and Honda
    2) Escorts and Yamaha

    So it can both ways.... Right now HMCL is investing heavily on RND and they are likely to succeed in this.... They need to design 3 to 4 engine of theirs and establish it.... it will take close to 4 to 5 years and they have enough products to sustain their volume..... they loose out market share but will not be having the advantage tjeybhad before.... But they will survuve
     
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  13. Paliwal Warrior

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    The problem with tata motors is they come out with stunning and amazing concept cars

    but

    they dont make it to the marketplace

    take eg of zero drive tech in tata pixel dispolayed in concept car in 2010 i think

    not found in single tata motors vehicle through 2017
     
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    another problem is they are trying to do what coca cola did with thumps up

    what tata motors is trying to do is junk the taxi / cab segment where they have the highest market share to try to do image makeover - cannibalise that segment sales

    just like coca cola tried to cannibalise thumps up to promote coke

    but int he end they came back to thumps up albeit at a great loss

    tata motors should launch sub brand like TAMO for cab/taxi segment and dehyphenate that from tata brand for image makeover rather than cannibalise that segment sales

    after all its all about money NO ?
     
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    After what was speculated to be the largest partnership in the history of the global automotive industry, two of the largest brands, Tata Motors and Volkswagen AG, have officially come together to share their technologies for future vehicles. The Memorandum of Understanding signed today states that both companies will look at a long-term partnership and jointly develop the upcoming cars from both the multi-nationals. Skoda would take charge from Volkswagen's end in which Tata would benefit from the technological advancements of the German company. The new cars from Tata and Skoda in India will be first introduced in the mass-market segments, later on moving towards the premium space.

    At the occasion, Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD of Tata Motors said, “We are delighted to announce our potential cooperation with Volkswagen Group and Skoda. We strongly believe that both the companies, by working together, can leverage from each other’s strengths to create synergies and develop smart innovative solutions for the Indian and overseas market. This is in alignment with Tata Motors’ efforts to make itself ‘FutuReady’ by embracing new technologies, fostering higher platform efficiency and offering solutions that connect with the aspirations of our customers.”


    The recent introduction of the Racemo sportscar at the 87th Geneva Motor Show under the company's performance sub-brand, TAMO and other cars which would be launched should benefit from Volkswagen's technologies. Likewise, a good aftersales score of Tata would work in Skoda's favour who has been having a hard time in providing good after sales service. The Indian carmaker, Tata scored 888 points and shared the second position with Hyundai India.

    What the consumer can expect from this partnership is more convenience, safety and security features trickling down to the mass-market level as well as better hybrid/electric vehicles for the future. Currently, the FAME (Faster Adoption of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) scheme offers a subsidy of Rs 1.38 lakh for hybrid or electric four-wheelers, which would prove beneficial for the end user in the entry-level segments. Tata is also going to introduce a hatchback and an SUV based on the MOFlex platform that also underpins the Racemo.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/aut...-heres-what-you-should-expect-from-it/582200/
     
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