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 Tata’s 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 0–100kmph 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 driver’s 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