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Tata’s new MOFlex platform to underpin upcoming hatchbacks and SUVs in India

The TAMO Racemo's MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure will be equipped in the upcoming hatchbacks and SUVs as well.

By: | Updated: March 9, 2017 12:49 PM
The Racemo Sports Coupé uses MOFlex structure which will also underpin the upcoming hatchbacks ansd SUVs The Racemo Sports Coupé uses MOFlex structure which will also underpin the upcoming hatchbacks ansd SUVs

Tata Motors unveiled its first sportscar under its performance sub-brand TAMO, the Racemo, at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. Another major highlight of the auto show was that the carmaker will introduce a new platform, the MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure, which is speculated to underpin upcoming models including the hatchbacks and SUVs in the Indian carmaker's future product portfolio.

The Racemo is also built on the same platform and according to the company, the patented MOFlex is '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 in the automotive industry for passenger vehicles.

Watch the new TAMO Racemo video:

The information on the new modular MOFlex platform is currently scarce, however, the company has also shared a video on its official TAMO website. The video gives a glimpse of how the new MOFlex architecture can be used to built a hatchback, an SUV or a sportscar.

The TAMO Racemo will be the first vehicle that will use the new architecture and will be introduced in India by 2018. The carmaker has also revealed the engine and specification of the Racemo on its official TAMO website. The Sports Coupé is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged Revotron petrol aluminium engine that produces 186 hp of power and 210 Nm of torque. It is paired to a six-speed AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) gearbox with paddle-shifters.

Also read: Tata unveils TAMO Racemo Sports Coupe at Geneva Motor Show 2017, India launch in 2018, watch video

Other features that are expected to come in the Racemo are seamless connectivity units as Tata recently partnered with Microsoft for its connected driving solutions for future vehicles. In addition, the company's focus is also moving towards a better aftersales experience for a customer alongside new brand as well as product launches. In 2016, Tata sold xx units in total which also includes exports.

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