Tata Motors Kick-Starts 2020 With All-New BS 6 Product Portfolio

Tata Motors Kick-Starts 2020 All-New BS 6 Product Portfolio showcase extensive range future commercial passenger vehicles Auto Expo 2020
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Company is set to transition into BS 6 from January 2020; will showcase an extensive range of future commercial and passenger vehicles at Auto Expo 2020

Tata Motors has announced it is set to roll out its new product portfolio, with the commencement of the introduction of its all-new BS 6 range of products with passenger vehicles, beginning January 2020. The overall product offensive strategy will be demonstrated by a showcase at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020, which will include four global unveils, 14 commercial and 12 passenger vehicle displays.

The company said it is building a common Connected Vehicle Architecture, which will serve the entire portfolio across commercial, passenger and electric vehicles, to enable the extended digital eco-system of its customers. EVs will support the government’s e-vision of promoting a clean and green India. In order to leverage the shared mobility ecosystem, Tata Motors said it will be providing innovative solutions in people and goods transport. In support of the Indian growth story, it will provide the safest range of vehicles to set new industry benchmarks.

In addition to product showcases, the Tata Motors pavilion at Auto Expo 2020 will provide visitors with an interactive experience. Visitors can indulge in games and stand a chance to win an exciting experience like never before, which has been conceived with the help of an engaging digital interface. As part of its sustainability mission, the company has also taken steps like going paperless and increasing the green cover at the pavilion. Keeping the growing start-up culture in mind, Tata Motors said it will also use this platform to crowdsource and engage with the start-up communities.

The transition to BS 6 emission standards has been the single largest focus area for Tata Motors. The company established an Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Centre at its Engineering Research Centre (ERC) Pune, which has played a key role in engineering, testing and developing powertrain solutions for its product portfolio, including electrification. Instead of limiting the scope of development to emission migration alone, the company said it has streamlined its portfolio with enhanced features, offering superior performance and added value enhancers for the benefit of the customers.

Tata Motors said the deployment of modular product architecture across its vehicle platforms has ensured a higher commonisation of parts, quicker time-to-market and lower costs for its range of offerings. The company is ready with its entire range of drivetrain combinations, including petrol, diesel and CNG engines, with manual, automatic and automated-manual transmissions for BS 6 emission norms.

Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Motors, said the theme for the company’s pavilion at the Auto Expo 2020 is Connected India: Responsible and Sustainable Mobility Solutions. This theme will bring alive the company’s future focus on CESS, which is - Connected, Electric, Shared and Safe, he added. Butschek noted that the future of efficient, green, sustainable mobility solutions needs to translate into reality, and as a responsible corporate, Tata is doing every bit to contribute to this agenda.

The team has tirelessly worked towards a seamless transition to the BS 6 regime, noted Rajendra Petkar, President and CTO, Tata Motors. He said that with the customer at the centre of its plans, Tata Motors has designed and engineered its products keeping in mind the duty cycles and growing aspirations. “From January 2020 onwards we will be introducing over 100 lead models with over 1000 variants. These will cover options of powertrain combinations, body styles, chassis configurations plus technologies imbibing connected, electric, shared and safety,” added Petkar. He further added that significant frontloading of activities, use of digital product development tools, and early involvement of globally reputed technology and supplier partners have helped the company to accelerate the portfolio migration.