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  1. I only hope I could add the flared wheel arches of the lower concept on to the SUV
  2. Here is my rendering of the Vista based SUV Concept. Length has been increased slightly. <p><a href="
  3. Lovely pic @creativebala True on your words. But TATA should remove the ladder frame and convert it into a monoque body and that will bring down most of the weight. Added to it smaller wheels and other weight reduction can bring in wonders. But I chose the Xenon as intreriors are better than Grande.
  4. TATA is all set to launch the Sierra again in the Indian market!! And we have got a picture of it. Will you believe it ??? Scroll down for more details..... Well ..... don't get angry at me for a small bluff.. Absolutely sorry i didn't mean to hurt you SIERRA fans. It's just a rendering of how will the next Compact SUV from TATA stable will look like if it is made from the Xenon platform just like the Mahindra's new Compact SUV derived from the XYLO platform. I have removed the Chassis below and used the body as monoque to redice the height and weight which will substantially reduce the body roll and control the handling. If it has to be a CS then it should hold the 1.4L CR4 engine used on the Indica-Indigo with a higher turbo to spit around 90 BHP to give the little wonder a sufficient thrust. Hopw's my Idea and also the rendering? Sorry, i'm not an expert in photoshop.
  5. THANK YOU !!! This is ASHLEY's concept van based on NV200 or 'EVALIA'
  6. The final set of pictures from me. TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR FORD CHEVROLET SKODA ASHOK LEYLAND ICML - SONALIKA More to follow in 2 wheeler section......shanthanreddyp2012-01-27 14:48:56
  7. Next in Line...Our most popular car maker.. MARUTI JAGUAR & LAND ROVER This was the place where there was lot of RUSH. Thank fully no stampede! shanthanreddyp2012-01-25 15:12:47
  9. Hi ACIans, Here are the pictures of my visit to Auto Expo 2012. Sorry for the delay. Starting with Hyundai NISSAN PEUJEOT RENAULT shanthanreddyp2012-01-23 14:59:32
  10. How much weight the Safari 'Storm' would have lost in this transit. If the weight is lessened by atleast 200-300 kgs to less than its two tonne on the previous version then it'll make a lot more peppier machine and will lessen the strain on the suspension resulting in better handling and longer life. It's also make it more fuel efficient.
  11. Post deletedshanthanreddyp2011-12-29 16:09:46
  12. With the Auto Expo 2012 around the corner what are your plans. Well I have fixed mine for sure ! Have bought my travel tickets to Delhi. But what about the Tickets to the Expo? The promoters have restricted the number of visitors to One Lakh only per Day. Again sub categorized then as Premium and General. And only from 7th to 11th Jan for all with 5th and 6th reserved for press and business participants. Ticket prices are as follows: Premium 25,000 per day and Ticket priced Rs.500/- General 75,000 per day and Ticket priced Rs.150/- On Sunday only general crowd - Rs.200/-. Well.... they are available only online through 'Book My Show'. So hurry! I have already booked mine for Sunday and again on Monday. Now eager to visit the show. Will bring you loads of pictures for sure..........
  13. Looks like all thanks to the XUV500 the bar has been raised too high which the Merlin will find too high to reach. But I think this should make a satisfactory buy if priced below 9 lakhs for this one for the base variant. Few changes I think are necessary. Move the A/C knobs to the bottom and music system below the A/C vents giving space for double din and a row of buttons between them.
  14. JLR-TML combo have announced the the joint development program is only for low end JLR and high end TATA vehicles and that would be over and above 2.0 liter engines and not below. So lower end engines will still be from TML or from Fiat at the moment. So I expect as TML engineers learn wmore from this joint programme the more should they lea rn to make faultless engines.shanthanreddyp2011-10-19 07:55:25
  15. TATA has issued an official statement that the sales of Nano have increased in the past 3 months, most probably due to low down payment of Rs.15k and 20K discount on the car. As per their issue the sales (invoice) chart is as follows: July: 3,548 August: 6,451 September: 9,208 They even said that foot fall into showrooms has shown an upward trend with 35% converting to purchases. Source: Deccan Chronicle, today, 06th Oct 2011.shanthanreddyp2011-10-06 16:10:02
  16. @TAUREAN CZAR, LDi should have been placed below the LS column than under LX. And also the Liva Safety pack is only an option (with ABS &b Aribags) and misses on features which are there on the Vista ZX and Swift ZDi. So putting them under this column is controversial. And suggestions?
  17. True, Except for the engine and gearbox, there's nothing to boast about.
  18. On Wednesday, 31st August, @sushantr5, a fellow auto enthusiast in another auto forum from Pune, saw Tata Manza based Station Wagon on Test. He claims the rear end was total camouflaged and also says that he saw it for only few moments. Any info guys??? Waiting for the spy pics....... Come on sushantr5. Please click some on the next round.
  19. Hey, Have found one on the EBAY German site. But it's totally in chrome. I've seen these on later models of Octavia. It's priced around 96.21 Euros a set. I think it's Model no 3711. Source:
  20. I am planning to even check out with scrap dealers if they have any of such pieces. Any more suggestions? But they are available in Europe, I think in Italy for Euro 32/- a set. Need to ask anyone whose planning to come down from Europe. Now