Tata Motors has just launched a special Founders Edition of their vehicles. Tata is offering Tiago, Tigor, Nexon, Altroz and Harrier as a special edition. The models will be similar to their regular counterparts in every aspect barring the addition of a bespoke JRD Tata Signage and a special Tata emblem with a blue background. Unfortunately, you would not be able to buy them because these special versions are exclusive to Tata’s employees only.
Tata is celebrating 75th anniversary this year. It was first founded as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Ltd. (TELCO) by Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (JRD) Tata in 1945. The manufacturer formed a joint venture with the German auto manufacturer, Daimler-Benz to enter the commercial vehicle in 1954. It was 1991 when Tata finally entered the segment of passenger vehicles.
There are exclusive offerings with the Founders Edition. There is JRD Tata Signage on the front side fender, the signage is also on the rear pillar as well as inside the cabin on the dashboard and the Tata emblem comes with a blue background.
There are also Founders Edition postcards and a photo frame that will come with the vehicle. Other than this, the vehicles are identical to the factory vehicles that the general public can buy.
This is not the first time that Tata has launched a special edition of their vehicle. Recently, the manufacturer launched the first-anniversary edition of Tiago, which is based on the XT variant of the hatchback. There are no mechanical changes to the Tiago. So, it continues to get a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 86 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 113 Nm. The limited-edition is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Although, a 5-speed AMT is available on other variants. There are three colour options available with the limited edition: Flame Red, Pearlescent White & Daytona Grey. You also get 14-inch Black alloy wheels, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman, reverse parking sensors with display and image and video playback. Moreover, Tata is also offering voice command recognition, 3D navigation through Navimaps and a rear parcel shelf. Tata has priced the limited edition of Tiago at Rs. 5.79 lakh (ex-showroom).
Tata has already launched two more products in the Indian market this year. There is the much-awaited Altroz iTurbo premium hatchback. Now, the Altroz gets a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine derived from Nexon compact-SUV. However, it is in a lower state of tune. Due to which it produces 110 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 140 Nm. Currently, it is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Although a Dual Clutch Automatic gearbox is expected to join the line-up on a later date. The Altroz iTurbo starts from Rs. 7.73 lakhs ex-showroom. Then there is the Safari, which was unveiled on 26th January and we recently drove it. So, you can check out the video and the written review by clicking here. Safari is powered by the same 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine that we have seen on the Harrier. It produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The pricing of the SUV is not yet revealed by Tata Motors.