Just some Thoughts..
Tata Motors seems to be totally determined to grab a bigger share in the Indian market, its recent product portfolio shows that. Tata’s cars have come a long way, they now look better, have better build quality and are well kitted too. The Tiago, Hexa and the Tigor are on a totally different level than what Tata cars (read Indica) used to be.
Now that they’ve found a solution for the mass market, its time to look at those people who want more. After the launch of Tamo, the company has collaborated with Coimbatore based Jayem Auto to form a 50:50 JV named JT Special Vehicles, for developing ‘special performance vehicles’. While the Tamo might just concentrate on producing low-volume cars, the JT will most likely produce the performance variants of the existing Tata models. Like AMG, BMW’s M, Audi’s RS, Alfa’s Quadrifoglio..and what not. We are not talking about that kind of power, but you get the idea.
The Bolt Sport displayed at the Auto Expo 2016 was one of the previous collaborations of Tata and Jayem. The car had a sporty body kit, revised suspension, and its 1.2 litre Revotron engine produced 110 hp.
Jayem had also modified a Tata Nano to produce 230 hp from a 1.3 litre engine. It was called a ‘Super Nano’. Although neither of them made it to the market, Tata’s ‘experiments’ with Jayem seems to be a success, and the ‘JT Special Vehicles’ is just a new beginning. Will JT play a role in Tamo? Probably. Because why not?