The new Tata E-vision concept has to be the sleekest and the most modern concept from the Indian car manufacturer. The E-vision, which debuts at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, is likely to offer many design cues and technological inputs to future Tata cars. It’s not the first time that the company has showcased an attractive concept that has made a lot of news globally. Here is a list of 10 beautiful Tata Concepts everyone has forgotten about –
Tata Aria Roadster
Tata Motors showcased the rather cutesy Aria Roadster on its second appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. The Aria Roadster has nothing to do with the Aria MPV that went on sale in India many years later. On the contrary, it was based on the popular Indica hatchback. The Indica hatchback was later launched in the Swiss car market.
Tata Aria Coupe
In its third appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors came up with this stylish Indica-based coupe. Dubbed simply as the Tata Aria Coupe, this concept was based on the Tata Aria Roadster that was showcased a year earlier. The Coupe featured a carbon-fiber dash and an aluminum center console.
Tata Indiva MPV
The design of the Tata Indiva MPV concept was penned by I.D.E.A., the renowned Italian design and prototyping house. The Indiva was a spacious MPV based on the Indica platform. The highlights of the design study include a cab-forward architecture, a large greenhouse with front quarter glass, and many sleek elements like the projector headlamps and stylish wing mirrors.
Tata Indigo Advent
Yes, the Indigo Advent looks a lot like the Indigo Marina that went on sale in India. However, bits like bright paint schemes, dual-tone color theme, large multi-spoke alloy wheels, and low profile tires were restricted to the Advent concept.
The Tata Cliffrider was unveiled at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show as a lifestyle vehicle. Essentially, It was a dual cab pickup truck crossover that featured an Aria MPV-like face. Also, the concept came with Rolls Royce-like suicide doors. While Tata Motors did launch a Xenon dual-cab pickup many years later, it was nowhere as cool as the Cliffrider.
The Tata Prima is a luxury sedan concept that was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Of course, it never made it to production, which is sad as the car looked really good. The Prima was designed by Pininfarina, the renowned automobile design house.
The Tata Megapixel concept is a Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV) that was showcased at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. The Megapixel was basically an improved version of the Tata Pixel concept that was put on display at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The company claims that the Megapixel can travel up to 900 kms on a single charge!
Tata Safari Storme Mountain Rescue Concept
Tata Motors showcased the Tata Safari Mountain Rescue concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Mountain Rescue showcased the SUV’s capabilities for the snow-covered nations of Europe.
Tata Manza Hybrid
Tata Motors showcased the Tata Manza Diesel-electric hybrid at the 2014 Auto Expo. While the car never made it into production, we think now is a good time to launch this vehicle. India has finally warmed up to the idea of having hybrid vehicles. The Manza Hybrid can have the first-mover’s advantage in its segment as it is the only full Diesel-electric hybrid.
Tata introduced the ConnectNext concept at the 2014 Auto Expo. This concept showcased company’s technological advancement. Basically, this one’s a 5-seater that uses a clever occupant cooling system instead of a regular AC. The car also offers a heads-up display, a feature that is yet to make it to mainstream cars. The HUD can also be used to access cloud storage.