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Innovation

Generation Next

Innovation drives the next generation of experience and performance

The foundation of Tata Motors’ growth over the last 70 years is a deep understanding of economic stimuli and customer needs, and the ability to translate them into customer-desired offerings through cutting edge technologies. Innovation is deeply embedded in our DNA, and is demonstrated through our path-breaking vehicles -

ENGINES

Our latest innovations are India’s first turbo-charged multi-point fuel injection (MPFI) petrol engine, the Revotron1.2T engine and the Diesel engine, the Revotorq, which power the new generation cars - Tiago, Tigor, Zest and Bolt. The award-winning Revotron and Revotorq series have been designed to offer an optimum mix of fuel economy, performance and refinement. Also on the anvil are 3- and 4- cylinder petrol engines.

Multi drive mode is one of the key innovations in the MPFI engine. This feature allows the driver to switch between ‘Sport’, ‘Eco’ and ‘City’ modes for varied levels of driving experience. Other top-end features include the new F-Tronic Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) for finger-shift and clutch-free driving, and the electronic power assist system (ePAS) for power steering.

Tata Motors is the first OEM to have introduced EGR technology in India in 2010 for BS IV on commercial vehicles. EGR introduced in 2010, has been developed in-house and covers the entire range of Tata engines including the new generation 3-litre and 5-litre engines. Tata Motors then created new benchmark with SCR technology in 2014 for M&HCV Truck and bus applications on Tata Cummins engines. SCR offers cleaner exhaust; better power and fuel efficiency. It is the globally proven technology for all Euro 4 and above applications for the entire range of M&HCV, in both emerging as well as developed markets such as the U.S. & Europe. SCR will enable Tata Motors to meet stringent BS VI emission norms.

Taking a step further in developing comfortable mass transportation solutions, Tata Motors has also launched AMT technology (Automated Manual Transmission) in its Starbus and Ultra brand of buses, ranging from 12 m and 9m, developed especially for city applications with heavy traffic.

The Tata AMT buses come with Manual and Automatic with Economy and Power modes. In power mode, the Automatic Gear Detection (AGD) emphasizes sufficient engine torque capability, to maintain agility and drivability even in case of demanding duty cycles, while the economy mode ensures optimal fuel consumption.

The AMT technology of the bus coupled with a powerful new generation engine, automatically engages the vehicle’s clutch and shifts the gear. It also considers the driver’s operation, engine torque, vehicle load and road inclination, resulting in optimized gear shifting and hassle -free driving experience.

Design

At Tata Motors, design is not only about new surfaces, beautiful colours, materials and finish, but also about creating compelling products that offer the latest technology-rich features and high performance. In keeping with its transformation journey, we have introduced new IMPACT Design language for our passenger vehicles. Our design teams based in UK, Turin and India have created an all-new design language that is demonstrated in the new launches. The dynamic Tiago hatchback was the first new product launched with this design language, followed by the Lifestyle SUV, Tata HEXA and the recently launched, India’s first Styleback – Tata Tigor. The IMPACT Design forms the over-arching design brand which stands for ‘Immediate IMPACT at first sight. Lasting IMPACT over time.’

IMPACT Design further distills the design elements that can be expected from all Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles. It will be achieved through key design elements on the Exterior and Interior.

The Exteriors design will be defined through ‘EXciting’, ‘EXpressive’ and ‘EXtraordinary’ features:

  • Exciting architecture and pleasing proportions will be standard e.g. best in segment size & location of the wheels, perfectly proportioned cabin to body ratio and hood to cabin relationship
  • Expressive surfaces and graphics e.g. front face framed by the Humanity Line; dynamism amplified by the Slingshot line; movement created by the Diamond Window
  • Extraordinary: Details inspired by Indian Architecture

The Interior of the vehicle will be defined through ‘INviting’, ‘INtelligent’ and ‘INtouch’ features.

  • Inviting interior architecture and proportions including Layered Cockpit Design; Driver Focussed layout; Outstanding Textures, Fabrics and Materials
  • Intelligent Cabin Layout with clever storage spaces, surprise and delight features. All displays, commands and controls will be within easy and intuitive reach
  • Intouch and connected to the world inside and outside the vehicle

The commercial vehicles team launched the Prima LX range as a combination of power, fuel efficiency, affordability and superior performance, setting new benchmarks in the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment in India.

Offered in various configurations, the SIGNA range of commercial vehicles is engineered & built to offer Medium & Heavy commercial vehicle buyers, a newly designed cabin, with proven Tata Motors aggregates, for a world-class trucking experience.

With its smartly designed cabin space, improved ergonomics and NVH levels, the SIGNA range of cabins are built to offer a superior in-cab experience, enabling drivers to operate fatigue free over long hauls, which in turn offers significant improvement in productivity. With an inbuilt telematics system, by TATA FLEETMAN, the new SIGNA range empowers fleet operator with a more connected experience, to better manage their transport business through optimum driver, vehicle and fuel management.

The Ultra range of light and intermediate commercial vehicles has been designed with stylish, futuristic and smart utility features. With a fully-built extended SLEEPER cabin, the ULTRA 1518 is designed to enhance operational efficiencies for a commercial vehicle operator, with faster turnaround.

R&D CENTRES

At Tata Motors, we strive to offer the best vehicle experience to our global customers. Located in Pune (India), UK and South Korea, our R&D centres focus on issues such as engine performance, fuel efficiency and safety. The centres are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as Asia’s first anechoic chamber, India’s first full vehicle crash test facility and India’s only full climate test facility.