18 June, 2007
Tata Motors introduces Magic and Winger
To create new segments in urban and rural passenger transportation,
Changing the way people travel
Commenting on the launches, the Executive Director of Tata Motors Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Mr. P.M. Telang, said, â€œTata Motors has always been at the forefront with its commitment to offer transportation solutions which will change the way India travels. The Magic and the Winger are our latest initiatives in that direction, and more will follow. They combine Tata Motors’ traditional engineering excellence with strong customer orientation. We are very hopeful that, in their respective spaces, they will deliver the same success as we have had with our market leading range of commercial and passenger vehicles.â€
With an ergonomically designed all-steel cabin, Magic has a flexible seating capacity of 4 to 7 passengers, in pleasant and spacious interiors including comfortable seats and ample legroom for an enjoyable ride for the passengers.
Powered by a 16 HP 700 cc water-cooled diesel engine, it will provide the Magic owner with high fuel efficiency and very low maintenance. The 12â€ tyres provide higher ground clearance, and the rigid front axle can weather tough road conditions. The turning radius of 4.3 metres is agile enough to navigate narrow bylanes and dense traffic. For the driverâ€™s benefit, the Magic has a clearly visible instrument cluster, utility tray and a digital clock in the dashboard and also a radio fitment provision.
The Magic meets BS-III emission norms and has been developed for use in any market — be it urban, semi-urban or rural. It is backed by a 36000 km/12-month warranty.
The Magic range is at Rs.2.60 lakhs (ex-showroom Pune).
The Winger seats 9 to13 passengers, with generous saloon space, spacious head and legroom and wide luggage space. Passenger comfort has been further enhanced with all front-facing seats, each with magazine pockets, bottle holders, spot lamps and grab handles, besides a music system. The fully enclosed body, uniquely placed fuel tank, seat belt for every seat, child lock, fog lamps and a demister (compartment ventilation fan) provide complete safety. The robust and rugged suspension ensures both ride comfort and load carrying capacity, while the monocoque design minimises NVH. The Winger is powered by a 2-litre turbo charged diesel engine.
The Wingerâ€™s versatility allows it to be deployed for both long-distance transportation across different terrains in all weathers and also intra-city needs and adaptation for staff vehicles, hotel and airport transfers, tourist usage, ambulance, and school van among others.
The Winger has 11 variants, in three levels of comfort — standard, deluxe and luxury — meeting BS-III emission norms and backed with a 1.5 lakh km/18-month warranty.
The Winger range starts at Rs.4.70 lakhs (ex-showroom Pune).
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, and South East Asia and in Australia. 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.