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new product, technology and environment friendly initiatives

Product Development

The Tata Motors Group continues to innovate and with a view to enhance the market share, aims at products catering to the changing needs of the customer for both fleet owners and individual customers. Some of the Company's key products launched during the year and other product development initiatives includes:


Showcased the Tata Mega Pixel - a four seater city-smart global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept at the Geneva Motor Show.


Unveiled the Tata Safari Storme-a 4WD SUV powered by the 2.2 L DICOR a engine at the Delhi Auto Expo held in January 2012.


Showcased at the New Delhi Auto Expo, the new Ultra range of Tata LCV trucks and buses powered by the new generation 3-litre and 5-litre engines, developed in-house. After the Prima for the M&HCV segment, the Ultra range represents the next quantum jump in the Indian LCV segment with world class cutting technology.


Launched the Nano 2012 - with improved mileage, better comfort and better driveability, with 10 new refreshing colours.


Launched the Indica Vista refresh with new and improved styling.


Launched the BS IV compliant Sumo Gold powered by the 4SP DICOR engine - with best-in-class power and driveability and improved mileage.


Showcased the Aria with improved interiors and a 6-speed automatic transmission (AT). An AT variant on the Prima 3138 tipper was also displayed.


Forayed into the super-luxury inter-city bus segment with launch of the Tata Divo. Also launched new variants in the Tata Starbus Ultra range. These products, in the mini- and mid-bus segments, will be available in the luxury, standard and deluxe variants.


Launched the Range Rover Evoque in September 2011 and has since garnered over 100 international awards. The class leading urban 4x4 comes in a range of trim levels and is the most customisable Range Rover ever produced.


The Jaguar XK range was significantly refreshed with a new look for 2011. The new XKR-S, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is the fastest and the most powerful production sports GT that Jaguar has ever built. The Jaguar XF 12 model year line-up included a new fourcylinder 2.2-litre diesel version of the XF with Intelligent Stop-Start Technology, making it the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet.


A 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine of the Jaguar XJ was launched in the Chinese market in early 2011, which has driven sales growth in the year. During the year, the XJ was upgraded to include a new Executive Package and a Rear Seat Comfort package, making Jaguar's flagship model, the ultimate executive limousine experience.


Showcased the Jaguar C-X16 concept car at the New York Auto Show. This will be the basis of the new F-type, a two-seater sports car due for launch in 2013.


The 2012 Model Year Range Rover, with an all-new 4.4-litre TDV8 engine, aiming to achieve a 14% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 19% improvement in fuel consumption to 7.81L/100km, was well received in the UK, Europe and overseas.

Development of Environment Friendly Technologies


The Indigo Manza hybrid, powered by a 1.05 litre DICOR engine and potent electric motors, has a focus on driveability and usable performance in the real world.


The Tata Nano CNG concept was displayed at the Auto Expo with world class safety strategies and an intelligently packaged CNG system so as not to disturb luggage space.


A CNG variant of the Magic Iris - a stylish, comfortable and environment friendly vehicle was displayed at the Auto Expo.


The Tata Starbus Fuel cell concept, a path breaking initiative in alternate fuel technology, was developed with the support from the Government of India's Department for Scientific and Industrial Research. In this concept, compressed hydrogen combines with oxygen to generate electricity, which is used to power the vehicles motor and emits only water vapour.


The all-aluminium Jaguar XJ 3.0 V6 twin-turbo diesel has CO2 emissions rated at 184g/km.


The Freelander 2 features a new eD4 diesel engine capable of 4.98L/100km and CO2 emissions of 158g/km in 2WD.

subsidiary and associate companies

Tata Motors announces consolidated financial results on a quarterly basis. As required under the Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges, Consolidated Financial Statements of the Tata Motors Group are attached.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 212(8) of the Companies Act, 1956 (Act), the Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide its General Circular No. 2/2011 dated February 8, 2011, has granted a general exemption subject to certain conditions to holding companies from complying with the provisions of Section 212 of the Act, which requires the attaching of the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account and other documents of its subsidiary companies to its Balance Sheet. Accordingly, the said documents are not being included in this Annual Report. The main financial summaries of the subsidiary companies are provided under the section 'Subsidiary Companies: Financial Highlights for FY 2011-12' in the Annual Report. The Company will make available the said annual accounts and related detailed information of the subsidiary companies upon the request by any member of the Company or its subsidiary companies. These accounts will also be kept open for inspection by any member at the Head Office of the Company and the subsidiary companies.

Subsidiary Companies

Tata Motors had 64 (direct and indirect) subsidiaries (9 in India and 55 abroad) as on March 31, 2012, as disclosed in the accounts. During the year, the following changes have taken place in subsidiary companies:

Subsidiary companies formed/acquired


Jaguar Land Rover (South Africa) Holdings Limited - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jaguar Land Rover.


PT Tata Motors Indonesia - a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Limited.

Companies ceasing to be subsidiary companies


HV Transmissions Limited was amalgamated with TML Drivelines Limited (formerly known as HV Axles Limited).


Land Rover Parts US LLC was dissolved.


Land Rover Deutschland GmbH was merged into Jaguar Deutschland GmBH.


Jaguar Italia SpA was merged into Land Rover Italia.


Business of Land Rover Exports Ltd was transferred to Jaguar Land Rover Exports Ltd.

Name changes


HV Axles Limited to TML Drivelines Limited.


Jaguar Land Rover Limited to Jaguar Land Rover plc.


Jaguar Deutschland GmbH to Jaguar Land Rover Deutschland.


Land Rover Italia SpA to Jaguar Land Rover Italia SpA.


Jaguar Cars Exports Ltd to Jaguar Land Rover Exports Limited.

Other than the above there has been no material change in the nature of the business of the subsidiary companies.

Associate companies

As at March 31, 2012, Tata Motors had 9 associate companies and 2 Joint Ventures as disclosed in the accounts.

energy, technology & foreign exchange

Details of energy conservation and research and development activities undertaken by the Tata Motors alongwith the information in accordance with the provisions of Section 217(1)(e) of the Companies Act, 1956, read with the Companies (Disclosure of Particulars in the Report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988, are given as an Annexure to the Directors' Report.


Mr Cyrus P Mistry was appointed as an Additional Director on May 29, 2012 and Mr Ravindra Pisharody and Mr Satish Borwankar were appointed as Additional Directors on June 21, 2012. In accordance with Section 260 of the Companies Act, 1956 (the Act) and Article 132 of the Company's Articles of Association, they will cease to hold office at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and are eligible for appointment. M/s Pisharody and Borwankar were also appointed as Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles) and Executive Director (Quality, Vendor Development & Strategic Sourcing) respectively of the Company for a period of 5 years with effect from June 21, 2012, subject to the approval of the Members. In accordance with the provisions of the Act and the Article of Association of the Company, M/s N Munjee, S Bhargava and V K Jairath are liable to retire by rotation and are eligible for re-appointment.

Attention of the Members is invited to the relevant items in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting and the Explanatory Statement thereto.

Mr Ratan N Tata was nominated by Tata Steel as 'the Steel Director' on August 11, 2011 pursuant to Article 127 of the Company's Articles of Association in place of Dr J J Irani who retired on June 2, 2011.

Mr Carl P Forster stepped down as the Managing Director and Group CEO on September 9, 2011, but continued to serve the Board as a Non-Executive Member till March 31, 2012.

Mr Prakash M Telang, Managing Director - India Operations, retired from the Company on June 21, 2012, on attaining the age of superannuation and stepped down from the Board of the Company. The Board of Directors expressed appreciation of the contributions made by Mr Telang over the years to the development and growth of the Company.

corporate governance

A separate section on Corporate Governance forming part of the Directors' Report and the certificate from the Practicing Company Secretary confirming compliance of Corporate Governance norms as stipulated in Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement with the Indian Stock Exchanges is included in the Annual Report. Tata Motors won "the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance" in 2011.

particulars of employees

Tata Motors has 103 employees who were in receipt of remuneration of not less than 60 lakhs during the year or 5 lakhs per month during any part of the said year. The Information required under Section 217(2A) of the Companies Act, 1956 and the Rules made thereunder is provided in the Annexure forming part of the Report. In terms of Section 219(1)(b)(iv) of the Act, the Report and Accounts are being sent to the shareholders excluding the aforesaid Annexure. Any Shareholder interested in obtaining a copy of the same may write to the Company Secretary.

corporate social responsibility initiatives

A separate section on initiatives taken by the Tata Motors Group to fulfill its Corporate Social Responsibilities is included in the Annual Report.


M/s Deloitte Haskins & Sells (DHS), Registration No. 117366W, who are the Statutory Auditors of the Company, hold office until the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting. It is proposed to re-appoint them to examine and audit the accounts of the Company for the Financial Year 2012-13. DHS have, under Section 224(1) of the Act, furnished a certificate of their eligibility for re-appointment.

Cost Audit

As per the requirement of the Central Government and pursuant to Section 233B of the Act, the audit of the cost accounts relating to motor vehicles is carried out every year. Pursuant to the approval of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, M/s Mani & Co. having registration No. 00004 were appointed as the Cost Auditors for auditing the Company's cost accounts relating to motor vehicles (including auto components), foundry and forge for the year ended March 31, 2012.

directors' responsibility statement

Pursuant to Section 217 (2AA) of the Act, the Directors, based on the representation received from the Operating Management, confirm that:-


in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and that there are no material departures;


they have, in the selection of the accounting policies, consulted the Statutory Auditors and have applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit of the Company for that period;


they have taken proper and sufficient care, to the best of their knowledge and ability, for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act, for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;


they have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis.


The Directors wish to convey their appreciation to all of the Company's employees for their enormous personal efforts as well as their collective contribution to the Company's performance. The Directors would also like to thank the employee unions, shareholders, fixed deposit holders, customers, dealers, suppliers, bankers, Government and all the other business associates for the continuous support given by them to the Company and their confidence in its management.

On behalf of the Board of Directors



Mumbai, June 21, 2012

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