19 December, 2007
Tata Motors and Fiat India Automobile Private Limited are participating jointly in the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi, beginning on January 9, 2008, with a pavilion spread over 5,200 square metres.
Tata Motors will display a range of new passenger vehicles, while Fiat will display passenger cars from its international range. From its commercial vehicles business, Tata Motorsâ€™ displays will include buses from the joint venture with Marcopolo of Brazil, newly developed multi-axle heavy trucks, pickup vehicles, applications of panel vans, and new mini-trucks.
In keeping with the companyâ€™s tradition of unveiling its new cars at the Auto Expo, the company will present its Peopleâ€™s Car, which will be unveiled at a special ceremony on January 10. Although the Peopleâ€™s Car will be unveiled at the Expo, the commercial launch will take place later in 2008.
The New Delhi Auto Expo, which is a biennial event, has been the glittering showcase of the Indian automobile and auto-component industry for the last 18 years. A complete automotive show, it is a platform for the world to display state-of-the-art and latest developments in the automotive industry.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with revenues of US$ 7.2 billion in 2006-07. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, it is the leader in commercial vehicles and the second largest in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest medium and heavy truck manufacturer and the second largest heavy bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America. Tata Motors and Fiat Auto have formed an industrial joint venture in India to manufacture passenger cars, engines and transmissions for the Indian and overseas markets; Tata Motors also has an agreement with Fiat Auto to build a pick-up vehicle at CÃ³rdoba, Argentina. The company already distributes Fiat-branded cars in India. Tata Motorsâ€™ international footprint include Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. in South Korea; Hispano Carrocera, a bus and coach manufacturer of Spain in which the company has a 21% stake; a joint venture with Marcopolo, the Brazil-based body-builder of buses and coaches; and a joint venture with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company of Thailand to manufacture and market pickup vehicles in Thailand. Tata Motors has research centres in India, the UK, and in its subsidiary and associate companies in South Korea and Spain.