Tata Motors launches Movus at 6.99 lacs

Written by Car Dekho | New Delhi | Updated: May 14 2014, 00:41am hrs
Tata motorsTata motors has recently launched a Multi-Utility Vehicle (MUV), the Movus on 6th May, 2014. (Photo: CarDekho)
The popular Indian utility, commercial and passenger vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors is on the verge of expanding its utility vehicle line-up in the Indian subcontinent. The car maker has recently launched a Multi-Utility Vehicle (MUV), the Movus on 6th May, 2014. The MUV is launched considering the rising demands for the low segment MUVs in India and is priced reasonably at Rs. 6.99 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi). This efficient MUV features Tatas tried and tested 2.2 L VARICOR power-train. At present, alterations of this engine is also used in other Tata badged cars like the Grande, the Aria and the Safari. Tata has offered this car with ample of space, high fuel efficiency and capability to pass through tough terrains and city conditions with ease. Tata Movus falls in the entry level MUV category and is built on the Grande platform. The calibrating 2.2 Litre 4 cylinder, VARICOR diesel engine of this MUV is potent enough to produce maximum 118.4 bhp at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm 1500 to 3000 rpm. Moreover, the engine comes mated to a five speed manual transmission. Even the acceleration and pickup is quite impressive and the car clocks speed slot of 0100kmph in around 15 to 16 seconds with its top speed ranging in 150 160kmph.

Besides, this MUV can also be applauded for its best-in-class certified fuel efficiency of 15.16kmpl. The credit for this high fuel efficiency goes to the controlled body weight and tuned up VARICOR motor. Moreover, Tata Movus gets new clutch system that reduces the drivers stress and enables him to ride effortlessly. It is the 260 diameter Concentric Sleeve cylinder, Self Actuating Clutch responsible for this hassle free drive.

Exteriors of this car are intelligently crafted to keep the overall weight as low as possible and to enhance its fuel efficiency but the masculine impressions throughout its profile justify its strength. The design and shape resembles of its sibling Grande, however the rear still remains boxy like the traditional MUVs. The elegance of the sporty exteriors is further raised by the black bumpers, attractive headlight cluster, large front windscreen, bulging wheel arcs and stylish tail lamp cluster.

Tata has featured MUV Movus with one of the finest seating arrangements in its class. The car is available in 7 seater, 8 seater and 9 seater options with flexible seating arrangements like front facing, side facing and captain seats. Even the interior cabin space is appreciable and drivers seat is positioned rightly for maximum road visibility. The dash-board looks slightly toned down compared to the Grande and the fit & finish has been bettered.

Added to this, the Movus has ground clearance of 180mm that enables easy maneuvering over rough terrain. Moreover, 215/75 R15 sized tubeless tyres avail this MUV with superior road grip on any condition. The smoothness in drive is further maintained by the front independent double wishbone suspension and the rear parabolic leaf spring suspension. The handling of this MUV is further assisted by tilt-able rack & pinion power steering that draws the turning radius to 5.35 meters. In addition, the fuel tank capacity of Tata Movus measures 65 liters.

Tata Movus is available for the buyers in two variants CX and LX. The CX variant is available at the price tag of Rs. 6.99 lacs (Ex-showroom Delhi) while the LX variant is purchasable at Rs. 7.26 lacs (Ex-showroom Delhi). Availability of color options is not much and this MUV comes painted in either Arctic Silver or Arctic White shades. The price of Tata Movus is kept quite economical considering the rising competition and on its purchase the company offers engine warranty of 3 years or 1.50 lacs kilometers, whichever comes before.

Tata Movus is no doubt a good choice for large families as it comes with decent comforts, has spacious interiors, incurs low maintenance and has high fuel efficiency. Furthermore, the company has priced it economically in order to attract large number of buyers. For the commercial buyers too, the Movus is a suitable choice as it comes with great capabilities to cover long distances with ease. For commercial use, the Movus is available at Tata dealerships in metros and selected cities.