• Mar 9, 2007
click above image to view more angles of the Tata Elegante

Tata, India's largest automaker, arrived at this year's Geneva Motor Show with the Elegante sedan in hand. Though many are not familiar with Tata's lineup, those who are were hoping the Elegante would be revealed as a replacement for the Indigo sedan and Indica hatchback, tiny little four-doors lacking in both personality and power. Well, as it turns out, the Elegante is not their replacement, but word is its design cues will end up in the next generation Indigo and Indica. Speaking of its design, if you stare at the Elegante long enough, you'll begin to see what appears to be the offspring of the U.S. market Ford Focus and Toyota Avalon, which is why we suggest not staring at it too long. The general proportions of the Elegante are done well, but the giant fender flares and obnoxiously large air intakes in the front bumper don't seem to match this concept's econocar vibe. We haven't discovered what powers the Elegante either, though it's rumored the car could support both four- and small six-cylinder engines.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      A nice well designed car. Hope tata would come up to the expectation of the people who love big sporty cars.Must be launched soon in india.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is one of the ugliest car (exterior looks) i have ever seen. I thought there is great talent out there in India ( Tata Motors). If Mr JRD Tata is listening..........i will tell you one thing. Its just not abt making cars with quality but looks also makes the difference in the market.

      The Front Grill and the Head Lamps (including Nano) are the major drawbacks of evry Tata car in the streamline. I guess they would find to sometime soon.

      My suggestion is take a feedback from the car owners or general public and find it out about my comments. You guyz can't prove me wrong.

      I know my statement is kind of bold, but am sure its worth considering.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks hideous to me. Don't get the round dome looking hood and a block for a bumper, looks dumb to me. Good thing I wont ever see it on the road.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow... thats a hell of a jump for Tata motors... Before this, I think they where making 70 something Peusuot clones...D
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's one nice set of Tatas.

      Sorry, I couldn't resist.
      • 7 Years Ago
      An M35 ran into a Ford Focus, and had a baby while watching a movie about Cadillacs.

      For an economy car, it's nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The side mirrors on the door ruin the lines. The shoud try putting the mirrors in the outside corner of the A-pillars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Overall the conceptualisation of car is very average.

      The projection of the Top hood from the side view of the car is looking awkward, besides the front bump is big enough to spoil the front look of the car.

      My projection is that TATA Motors market share in india would go down with the introduction of this car. Better redesign it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks better then the stuff the Chinese automakers are designing....
      • 7 Years Ago
      overall very impressed about the improvements in design. i really like the Cadillac CTS alike tail lights, and infiniti G37 like front sleek lights. loved the rims and tires, they gave the sleek look of this car. also very much impressed with the mirrors. i would definately buy this car. looking forward to look at the interior pictures. i would definately consider in buying this car.

      overall loved the sleek look of infiniti G37 and Cadillac look from the back.
      • 7 Years Ago
      absolutly a beautiful car.... this car has some ooomph" to it.i think its at par with honda civic on looks....... if some one from tata is reading this ,please let me know if i can buy this car????
      • 7 Years Ago
      I prefer the Tatas at the Lamborghini stand...
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