Tata Motors cautions general public against fraudulent promotions

In a league to battle the wrong doings under its name by others, Tata Motors had send us the official words to intimate the general public not to fall prey to fraudulent promotional offers and advertisements which leads to demanding of cash deposits or other way of extracting money from the pockets.

Tata Motors has cautioned potential customers and the general public on fraudulent promotional offers and advertisements wherein amongst other things, the person or group of persons have been wrongfully extracting/ demanding cash deposit(s) in certain specified bank(s) from general public. These individuals are also wrongfully using Tata Motor’s registered trademark to lure public into this trap.

Tata Motors would like to state that these communications are purely made with the intent to defraud the general public and Tata Motors has not authorized any person to require any payment /cash deposit to be made.

Tata Motors cautions general public against fraudulent promotions

The company advised that individuals to exercise caution and not fall prey to any such fraudulent promotional offers purported/claimed to be sent on behalf of Tata Motors. The company has already lodged a police complaint and urged the public not to be misled by any communication which solicits payment or otherwise as part of any promotional scheme.

In recent times, fraudsters have through emails/ sms / unscrupulous newspaper/ television advertisements, promised prizes such as a Tata Motors’ vehicle against caution money deposits. The common modus operandi followed by these fraudsters is to ask prospective buyers / customers to make certain payments towards availing the prizes or a lucky draw. There was also an advertisement released inviting viewers to identify certain filmstars and upon responding they were encouraged to deposit amounts towards registration and transfer of a vehicle and thereafter directed to a Tata Motors facility to collect the vehicle.

Further, Tata Motors’ Intellectual Property Rights have been misused by the unauthorized use of the Company’s name- Tata Motors Ltd., and use of protected names of its vehicles, namely- ‘Tata Safari’, whilst making such unscrupulous newspaper advertisements to lure innocent members of the public to fall into this trap.

Tata Motors urged the public to file a complaint with the local police authorities the moment any caution money was sought from them either for winning a prize or lucky draw.

Tata Motors launches Safari Storme brand store on eBay India

Tata Motors is trying to catch up with the every pace of market available in today’s trend. In order to lay down stepping stone for the same towards a new bay Tata Motors and eBay India (www.ebay.in), India’s leading eCommerce marketplace, has announced the launch of a brand store for the Tata Safari Storme (www.ebay.in/safaristorme).

Through this association customers across the country, will be able to purchase Safari Storme branded merchandise on eBay India.

Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Ratul Ghosh, Head – Strategy, eBay India, said “Post the success of the Tata Nano brand store, we are delighted to announce the Tata Safari Storme brand store on eBay India. The brand store will showcase special merchandise inspired from the iconic SUV brand exclusively for over 2.1 million active eBay consumers in India. From clothing to travel & camping gear, eBay India consumers from over 4,306 cities, towns & villages in the country will now be able to access exclusive Tata Safari Storme merchandise 24X7.”

Tata Safari Storme

Ms. Delna Avari, Head – Marketing Communications, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, added, “To add cheer to our customers next great adventure, we at Tata Motors through our association with eBay India, will sell branded Safari Storme merchandise on our brand store on the eBay India site. Through this initiative, we aim to further engage and deepen our connect with the ever discerning customer, who is increasingly turning to the online space, to not only plan their next holiday, but also make purchase of music, games and possibly everything, even for day to day use. eBay India is a great place to shop, guarantees reliability and allows our adventure seeking customer to gear-up for that next off-road excursion & exciting Safari Storme merchandise at the click of a button.”

Addition to it, the Safari Storme online store, will also sell branded products like leather key-chains, trekking bags, t-shirts, camping Swiss knives, magnetic compass’s and a host of other branded Safari Storme gear. With over 1.1 million live listings at any given point, eBay India reaches out to over 2.1 million active consumers across the country, making it an effective eCommerce platform for brands and merchants of all sizes.

On the technical front, Tata safari Storme is powered by a 2.2L VariCOR 16 Valve DOHC VTT engine producing peak power of 140 PS @ 4000 and maximum torque of 320NM @ 1700-2700, with options of 4×2 and 4×4 both.

Ravi Kant retires as Tata Motors Vice Chairman

Tata Motors was facing a good time when Mr Ravi Kant Non-Executive Vice Chairman retired from the Board of the Company on May 31, 2014 on attaining the age of 70 as per the Company’s retirement policy.

The Board of Directors appreciated the contribution of Mr. Ravi Kant during his tenure with the Company including as Managing Director for the period July 29 2005 to June 1, 2009 and thereafter in his capacity as Non-Executive Vice Chairman.

On this occasion, Mr. Cyrus P Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said, “On behalf of the Board and Tata Motors I would like to thank Ravi for his valuable contribution in the growth and development of the Company. I wish him all the best for the future.”

Ravi Kant retires as Tata Motors Vice Chairman

Future launches of Tata Motors included Bolt and Zest, which is expected to boost the sales of Tata Motors in the near future.

Tata Motors Launches All-New Range of Tata Ultra Trucks

Unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012, Tata Motors’ Commercial Vehicle Division today launched the new Intermediate and Light Commercial Vehicle (ILCV) range of trucks christened ‘Ultra’.

Ultra range of ILCV boasts superior technology and design along with the low cost of ownership. Increased comfort level is claimed to have higher uptime, superior aggregates and customised requirements.

Launching the all-new Tata Ultra ILCV range, Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd., said, “After the world-class range of Prima trucks, we now introduce another global standard of trucks in ILCV segment – the Tata Ultra trucks. With stylish, futuristic and smart utility features, the Tata Ultra, has been designed to fast track the consumer’s business growth and deliver a reliable, safe, comfortable, vehicle with superior performance. At Tata Motors, the core philosophy behind the launch of every new vehicle is an endeavor to modernise the Indian commercial vehicle industry. The Tata Ultra is a result of extensive feedback from customers and an immersive study into the lives of drivers to understand their expectations from their vehicles in the ILCV segment. Keeping in mind the changing needs of customers and changing technology, we have once again taken the pioneering step in India’s commercial vehicle industry by launching the Tata Ultra range of trucks.”

Tata Ultra Trucks

The Ultra range of commercial vehicles were conceived from the platform of Starbus that too are based on the Ultra platform, and are posed as a successful product for servicing the needs of consumers with ultimate comfort for drivers, improved NVH, fuel efficiency, and resulting in lowest total cost of ownership.

The new Tata Ultra range of trucks will come in several variants ranging between the payload capacity of 5 and 15 tonnes. The reliable Tata engine, gearbox and clutch and pioneering driver-centric features like disc brakes, radial tyres, spacious world-class cabin, suspended seats, HVAC option makes the package sturdier.

New Tata Ultra range of trucks

The interiors is claimed by Tata Motors to have adhered to global standards of trucking, with the hydraulic-operated 45 degree tiltable cabin, dash-mounted gear lever, AC provision and a new generation instrument cluster.

Enhanced power steering system with drooping characteristics, three people seating capacity, front parabolic suspension for increased comfort, new generation head and tail lamps, integrated with LEDs, which is an industry first in the commercial vehicle segment, enables this LICV to perform better on roads.

Tata Ultra range

The Tata Ultra 812 and Tata Ultra 912 are the first two models from the Ultra range which will be rolled out across all Authorised Tata Motors Commercial Vehicle dealerships, starting from Rs. 10.53 Lakhs, ex-showroom Chennai for Tata Ultra 812 and from Rs. 10.94 Lakhs, ex-showroom Chennai, for Tata Ultra 912.

The Tata Ultra range will be available in four different paint options – Sardinia Red, Arctic White, Arizona Blue and Yellow.

Tata Motors launches next-generation Tata Prima heavy trucks in Qatar

Tata Motors is touted to be focusing the passenger vehicles and heavy vehicles with same priority at same time, must be a tough time for the Tata officials at their desks. Amidst, the hustle and bustle of construction in Middle East, the India’s largest automobile manufacturer launched three new next-generation heavy trucks from its PRIMA range of commercial vehicles in Qatar, in association with, Al-Hamad Automobiles.

Taking the crown of Gulf region into its consideration, the Tata Truck offerings had not only to survive the bruises of construction sites, but they also have to stand affirm against the heat and sun of the arid desert.

Tata Motors in Qatar has positioned its products as a world-class offering with a low cost of ownership.

The models introduced in Qatar are –

  • Tata PRIMA 4438S (4X2) tractor head
  • Tata PRIMA 4038K (6X4) Construction tipper
  • Tata PRIMA 4738K (8X4) On & Off Road tipper

Mr. Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, “The launch of the Tata Prima brand in Qatar, is an important milestone in Tata Motors’ continued expansion in the Qatar market and the GCC region. A new next-generation range of commercial vehicles by Tata Motors, the Tata Prima brand is shaped by technology, know-how and expertise from across the globe. The range being launched today is world-class in every sense, giving the Qatari customer competitive business advantages, with the trusted credentials of the Tata Motors brand.”

Tata Motors launches Tata Prima trucks

Mr. Pisharody went on to add, “We cherish our partnership with Al-Hamad Automobiles, a company with proven strengths and experience in the commercial vehicle market of Qatar. Al-Hamad has been our partner for almost 15 years now and though this partnership we are geared up to deliver a blend of high quality and unique value to the Qatari customer.

All the three Prima trucks for Qatar are powered by latest Cummins tech with an output of 380HP, with transmission and axle technology borrowed from leading suppliers across the globe.

The ergonomically designed dashboard, air-conditioned cabin with lugs of space for driver and its assistant, reclining seats with arm rests for added comfort, an adjustable steering system, a music system, and Global Positioning System (GPS) are standard features for the Prima trucks in Qatar.

Tata Prima trucks

Tata PRIMA 4438S (4X2) tractor head:

44 Ton GCM/380 HP Cummins Engine/9 speed Eaton Transmission/315/80 R22.5 Tyres/110 kmph. Suitable for all kind of Applications – General Cargo: Container/Refer Van/Car Carriers, Industrial: Cement/Steel/Machinery Movement, Construction: Tip Trailers/Bulkers etc.

Tata PRIMA 4038K (6X4) Construction tipper:

18 Cu.M Box Tipper/380HP Cummins Engine/9 Speed Eaton Transmission/315/80 R22.5 Tyres/ Bogie Suspension. Suitable for all type of Construction Applications e.g. Aggregates Movement/Tankers and some of the municipal application like Garbage Compactors, Skip Loaders etc.

Tata Prima trucks model

Tata PRIMA 4738K (8X4) On & Off Road tipper:

20 Cu.M Box & 19 Cu.M Scoop Tipper/380HP Cummins Engine/9 Speed Eaton Transmission/12R24 ON and Off Road Tyres/ Bogie Suspension.

Tata Motors Hiring Sales Personnel and Improving Standards of Dealerships for Zest & Bolt launches

Unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, launch of the much awaited compact sedan, Zest and dynamic hatchback, Bolt, is creating havoc in the industry. To ravel the path with betterment, Tata Motors in association with its channel partners, announced a huger recruitment drive throughout the nation, hiring a workforce of over 3,000 staff across all Tata Motors full range dealerships.

The heads at company and dealerships are in the process to shortlist and recruit candidates for the roles of Customer Advisors, Team Leaders and Sales Managers. This recruitment drive is stretched to more than 200 dealerships. On the flipside, selected candidates have to go through number of tests and evaluations before joining the company, which are now reprinted for meeting the new customer-service standards.

Tata ZEST
Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President – Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “In line with our vision and strategy to provide an enriched purchase experience, we have undertaken a revamp expedition of showrooms and expansion of our dealership workforce to prepare for the launch of our exciting global cars, Zest and Bolt. We are gearing up as we move closer to the launch. Besides our new range of products, our retail experience will also go through a sea change. Our customer-centered cars are being backed with customer-engaging purchase experience at our dealerships. This is a step forward for us in reinforcing our commitment to provide best-in-class purchase experience.”

In parallel to hiring, Tata Motors is also laying focus on enhancing the customer engagement levels at the dealerships. For same, an initiative too is launched which is asked to deliver customer desired world class showroom ambience, purchase experience and after-market service at the bays.

Tata BOLT

In adherence to recruitment, Tata Motors is on the working spree for re-stressing their HR guideline manual that covers aspects like recruitment, training, rewards system and retention. In connection to it, the revamped dealerships will get loads of modern technology for world-class experience. For example, officials at the Tata dealerships can configure their cars real time on video walls using tablet PC’s.

All thanks to Tata Motors new strategy “Horizonext”!

Tata Motors launches the all-new Movus for Rs 6.99 lakh

Wait for the new forte under the hat of Horizonext had ended. Tata Motors today launched the all-new Movus UV (Utility Vehicle), a spacious and comfortable family vehicle, with optimum performance, making it a perfect companion for every journey. Big on savings too, the all-new Movus is an entry-level UV, which is fuel efficient and easy to maintain, with the lowest running cost.

Announcing the introduction of the all-new Tata Movus, Mr. Ranjit Yadav – President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “The all-new Movus is a great proposition for large families as it is spacious, easy to maintain, economical for both short and long distances, delivering great value without compromising on comfort. As an entry-level UV, the all-new Movus, a big and reliable vehicle comes at a price point which will provide our customers with best-in-class ride quality, making it a perfect partner for every journey. The vehicle is commercially available at dealerships located in metros and select cities.”

The all-new Movus has been specifically designed to satisfy the needs of driveability, maneuverability and fuel efficiency in city travel and long haul journeys.

New Tata Movus

Powered by the acclaimed high performance 2.2L VARICOR engine, the all-new Movus is engineered to deliver optimal performance in both city and highway conditions, with a power of 120 PS and torque of 250 Nm. With best-in-segment pick-up and mileage of 15.16 kms/litre, the all-new Movus has a high uptime, with lowest cost of operations and an engine warranty of 3-years or 150,000 kms. Fitted with Independent Double Wishbone with coil springs in the front and Parabolic Leaf Spring-type suspension for the rear wheels, the all-new Movus can negotiate uneven surfaces with ease. The vehicle also has a large fuel tank of 65 litres and high load carrying capability.

With a ground clearance of 180 mm, entry and exit of passengers in the all-new Movus is easy too. Designed with a long wheelbase of 2550 mm, the vehicle is comfortable and spacious with three row seating, available with flexible seating options in the 7, 8 and 9 configuration with front facing, side-facing and Captain seats. The vehicles low-turning radius of 5.35 meters, with a tiltable power steering system, makes it easy to drive in traffic conditions.

Tata Movus

The starting price of the all-new Movus is at INR 6.99 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes with an enhanced 3-year or 150,000 kms engine warranty (whichever is earlier). The vehicle is available in Porcelain White, Meteor Silver in its two variants – CX & LX.

Tata Motors April 2014 Sales Stood at 33,892 Units: No Progress

Tata Motors is in the need of an ace to shoot all the negativities from its sales floor, and that seems to be in the development – the upcoming models Zest and Bolt for passenger vehicle segment. Right now, while confirming the sales of April 2014, it caught up decline of 34% comparatively to the same period of last year.

Tata Motors reported total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in April 2014 of 33,892 vehicles, where it sold 51,160 vehicles in April 2013. The automaker’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for April 2014 were 30,670 nos., 36% decline over 47,595 nos. sold in April last year.

Tata Nano Twist

Tata Motor’s sales of commercial vehicles (CV) in April 2014 in the domestic market were 23,229 nos., a 36% decline compared to 36,025 vehicles sold in April last year. Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales stood at 14,804 nos., a decline of 43% over April last year, while Medium Commercial Vehicle (MCV) & Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) sales were with the minimum decline at 8,425 nos., a retard of 16% over April last year.

Passenger vehicles sales of Tata Motors for April 2014 were at 7,441 nos., down by 36% over 11,570 units sold in April 2013. Nano/ Indica/ Indigo range managed to break through 5,653 nos. in April 2014, lower by 37% over 8,918 vehicles sold in April 2013. The Sumo/ Safari/ Aria/ Venture category resulted 1,788 nos., reporting 33% decline over 2,652 nos., sold in April last year.

The company’s number extracts from exports were 3,222 nos. in April 2014, obviously a decline, but as mere as 10%, compared to 3,565 vehicles of April last year

Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Division is official car partner for Team Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL fever is catching up everyone, now in the latest after entering in contract with Kings Punjab, Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicles Division shared details for its association with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team as the official car partner.

A series of joint initiatives to engage with their customers and RCB enthusiasts across India will be launched soon by both the brands.

Mr. Russell Adams, Vice President, Commercial Operations & Cricket Academy Royal Challengers Bangalore said, “We are delighted to partner with Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and look forward to embarking on some interesting and engaging outreach programs soon”.

Tata Bolt

Mr. Virat Kohli, Captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore said, “It is extremely encouraging to see more and more marquee brands and leading corporates come on board as team partners and the team looks forward to an exciting season ahead.”

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Ankush Arora, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors, said “We are happy to associate with a strong team like RCB. Through this association, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Division and RCB have brought their superstars together to offer a unique platform with an objective of engaging with customers and the youth of today around one of the biggest and passionate cricket tournaments, the IPL.”

Though, it remains unknown which car of Tata Motors is going to transport the tram players, the official letter of the brand said, “it would be the current range of Tata Motors’ cars”. In addition, The BOLT logo, of that upcoming Tata hatchback, is featured on the leading arm of the jersey as a partner of the team. Hence, it means the launch is quite nearby and the India based carmaker is quite eager looking forward to it.

Recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014, the BOLT is a sporty hatch engineered for global markets, through global teams across India, UK and Korea.

Tata Motors and Colors Join Hands for Mission Sapne

Tata Motors and Colors, the Leading Hindi general entertainment channel, seems to be enjoying a profitable partnership since the TV show 24 which was aired, lead by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor. Now another announcement from the duos, the automaker had tied up with the channel’s upcoming show “Mission Sapne”. The show will focus on societal welfare, and both the brands will get to portray themselves for the unique CSR-led initiative. Mission Sapne is set to hit airwaves on 27th April, 2014, every Sunday at 8.00pm on COLORS.

The show is produced by Sobo Films and hosted by Sonali Bendre. Mission Sapne’ concept is to bring in the celebrities from various walks and leverage their fame for the benefit of common man. Though, the concept is quite unique in itself from the perception of celebs, the audiences too will get an opportunity to see their favourite stars step into the shoes of common man for a day and earn their daily wage.

Hope so, this would at least give the celebs the idea how hard a common earns his life, and spends a small part of it to watch the movies, via which those movie stars enjoy fame of.

Tata Motors and Colors Join Hands for Mission Sapne

Mission will be inclusive of actors like Salman Khan (Barber), Varun Dhawan (Pattiwala), Harbhajan Singh (Namkeen seller), Mika Singh (Chaiwala), Ronit Roy (Cosmetic Seller), Ranbir Kapoor (Vada-pav seller), Ram Kapoor (Taxi driver), Karan Johar (Photographer), Drashti Dhami (Nimbu-mirchi seller) and Siddharth Malhotra (Vegetable vendor). This time the AC cabin and vanity will not be at their service to give the chills and other luxuries. The celebrity will move out in the scorching sun and would drive a taxi, sell vegetables or become a door-to-door salesman and use their talent, wit and star persona to bring a change in their ordinary and tough life.

Speaking about the partnership, Ankush Arora, SVP – Passenger Vehicles Business Unit (Commercial), Tata Motors, said, “At Tata Motors, we have always believed in putting our customers first and through our association, with COLORS for Mission Sapne, we hope to ingrain this thought further amongst our audiences. The show’s focus on working towards the betterment of the society has struck a chord in our hearts and we look forward to contributing, in our own little way, towards this cause.”

Ranbir Kapoor for Mission Sapne

Speaking about their latest venture, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS says, “We’re very thankful to each and every celebrity who voluntarily joined us for this noble cause. They not only took out time from their busy lives but also whole heartedly committed to leading the life of a common man without any remuneration. We are extremely delighted to announce our partnership with a like-minded organization like- Tata Motors through this property.”

Starting from April 27, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Mission Sapne will telecast on every Sunday on TV channel COLORS!

Salman Khan turns barber for COLORS upcoming show Mission Sapne