Tata Motors’ 9 of 20 years at Geneva have been all show, No Go. 2018 though has a surprise in store!

Tata Motors’ journey at the Geneva Motor Show started in 1998 with the showcase of India’s first indigenously developed passenger car - Tata Indica. Over next twenty years, 20 new vehicles were showcased by the Indian company out of which only 9 cars made it to production.

By: | Updated: March 4, 2018 4:50 PM
Tata Motors' Management at Geneva Motor Show Tata Motors' Management at Geneva Motor Show

Indian automaker, Tata Motors is all set to celebrate 20 years at Geneva International Motor Show at the upcoming 88th edition of Geneva Motor Show. The company’s first big debut at Geneva was back in 1998 with the showcase of Tata Indica and ever since then every year, Tata Motors has showcased something new, something interesting and has created a lot of buzz here in the Indian market. In the coming week, Tata Motors is set to showcase a new car which is reportedly aimed to be placed in executive sedan space taking on the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the upcoming Toyota Yaris.

Tata Motors’ journey at the Geneva Motor Show started in 1998 with the showcase of India’s first indigenously developed passenger car - Tata Indica. Over next twenty years, 20 new vehicles were showcased by the Indian company out of which only 9 cars made it to production. 11 of 20 cars showcased by Tata Motors at Geneva Motor show did not make it to production for various reasons. The company has been associated with this motor show for a long time and has unveiled all its important products here including the likes of Tata Indica, Tata Safari, Tata Nano and Tata Nexon.

 

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Tata Motors' journey at Geneva Motor Show since 1998

Year

Model

1998

Tata indica

1999

Tata Safari

2000

Tata Aria Roadster

2001

Tata Aria Coupe

2002

Tata Indiva MPV

2003

Tata indigo Station Wagon

2004

Tata Indigo Advent

2005

Tata Xover (Aria)

2006

Tata Cliffrider

2007

Tata Elegante

2008

Tata Nano

2009

Tata Pr1ma

2010

Tata Indigo Manza

2011

Tata Pixel

2012

Tata Megapixel

2013

Tata Indica Vista Sport

2014

Tata Nexon

2015

Tata Hexa

2016

Tata Kite 5 (Tigor)

2017

Tata RaceMo

Famous Tata Motors’ products that were showcased as concept cars at Geneva and made it to production includes a list of 9 products. Tata Indica, Tata Safari, Tata Xover concept that became Tata Aria, Tata Indigo Station Wagon, Tata Nano, Tata Indigo Manza, Tata Kite 5 concept that became the Tata Tigor, Tata Nexon and Tata Hexa. These vehicles made it to the Indian markets but as many as 11 cars were left as concepts.

File photo Tata Nexon concept File photo Tata Nexon concept

A range of products from the roadster and coupe versions of Tata Aria to Tata India MPV showcased in Geneva saw the buzz fizzing out very soon. Performance versions of Indica and the star of 2017 Geneva Motors Show Tata RaceMo were believed to make it into production but there is still no official confirmation. An electric version of Tata RaceMo was showcased at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2018 but again the car being manufactured and sold in India is still a distant reality. 

Tata RaceMo, 2018 Geneva Motor ShowTata RaceMo (Pic Courtesy: CarandBike)

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors is all set to showcase on what’s being reported as a new sedan which will be placed in the executive sedan space. Tata Motors earlier had the Indigo Manza sedan that it discontinued in 2015 and had also showcased its Elegance sedan in 2007. This will be the third concept by the company after the Tata H5X SUV concept and 45X concept that the company will reveal in 2018. With the exception of Tata RaceMo, most the products showcased in recent years have made it to production rather quickly and we expect this new vehicle also to make it to Indian market very soon. 

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