Indian automaker Tata Motors is slowly regaining its lost ground in the Indian market. The company is in a transformation phase with the launch of new products.
Tata Motors also announced a new sub-brand called as TAMO, and during this event, President of Passenger car Business, Tata Motors, Mayank Pareek revealed that the company plans to introduce two modular platforms.
The two new platforms will underpin the entire product portfolio including hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and MPVs. The first new platform will be the Advance Modular Platform or AMP similar to the Volkswagen's MQB platform.
The two new platforms will be flexible and can be scaled to the length, width, track and wheelbase depending on the size of the vehicle. The first car based on the new platform will hit the roads by 2018.
According to reports, the two platforms share 15 individual parts, so the manufacturing cost will be significantly reduced and the profit margin for Tata Motors will increase.
Both the new modular platforms will be capable of holding a three-cylinder or a four cylinder engine and on the transmission front, both the automatic and manual gearbox can be accommodated.
The second platform is likely to share a lot of similarities with the Land Rover's L550 platform. Tata Motors is also working on its flagship SUV Q501 based on the lightweight L550 platform and the SUV has been already spotted testing on the Indian roads.
Tata Motors will be launching its new products in India this year, to begin with the company launched its much awaited MPV, the Hexa in January. Check out the photos of the new MPV by clicking the gallery below.