Auto Expo 2018: Tata Motors likely to show Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno rival; To unveil 26 new smart mobility solutions

At the upcoming Auto Expo 2018 scheduled in February, Tata Motors will also reveal its new design language - IMPACT Design 2.0 for its cars and SUVs on which all its future models will be based on. The company is also planning to introduce a premium hatchback that will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20.

By: | Updated: January 11, 2018 7:37 PM
Tata Racemo: Representational image

Gearing up for the 2018 Auto Expo, India auto maker, Tata Motors will be unveiling its new appearance and has confirmed it will showcase 26 smart mobility solutions across its passenger and commercial vehicle  segment. Expect future concepts, new cars and commercial vehicles with a strong focus on electrification and autonomous cars at the Auto Expo. Going by the theme ‘Smart Mobility, Smart Cities’, Tata Motors pavilion is likely to showcase the whole new smart city itself. With its end-to-end integrated mobility solutions across commercial and passenger vehicles, Tata Motors is in a unique position to play a complimentary role in the smart cities of the future.

On the passenger vehicle front, Tata Motors is likely to premier its upcoming premium hatchback that has internally been code named as X451 at the Auto Expo 2018. A report on Autocar India confirms that close-to-production version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20 rival will be one the big debuts from Tata Motors. Tata X451 is based on the company’s Advance Modular Platform (AMP) and will be first of many products to be come on this platform. The car will be positioned above Tata Tiago and might make its market debut later in 2018 or early 2019. The company will also reveal its new design language - IMPACT Design 2.0 for its cars and SUVs on which all its future models will be based on. Tata Motors’ plant in Sanad, Gujarat is likely to manufacture all cars based on AMP platform. The new design language will give us a fresh look on what future Tata cars might look like and might give its cars a complete new look.

Tata's new premium hatch. Image Source: Autocar India

Expect the company to showcase the RaceMo sportscar for the first time in India at the 14th edition of Auto Expo 2018.
Commenting on Tata’s fresh appearance and Auto Expo 2018 participation, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said, “For over seven decades, Tata Motors has led the mobility space in the country by bringing global innovations to meet customer needs. Being the only Indian automotive manufacturer with an end-to-end product portfolio and with ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the heart of our brand identity, we share a responsibility to seamlessly connect into India’s aspiration for smart cities with our integrated mobility solutions. In line with our efforts to support the Government’s vision, our pavilion at the Auto Expo, is developed under the theme of ‘Smart Mobility, Smart Cities’ and will give our customers a preview of Tata Motors’ future mobility solutions.”

Tata Motors will showcase public transport to personal cars, from last mile connectivity to BRTS, from emergency response vehicles to commercial utility vehicles, from green and sustainable solutions to vehicles designed to simply mobility at the Auto Expo 2018. Company claims that Tata Motors has a product portfolio, connecting aspirations and every need of the discerning customers.
The year 2018 is a landmark year for Tata Group as it celebrates 150 years of nation building. As part of this journey, Tata Motors in its own way has been making significant contributions for the last 7 decades.


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