Report – Tata confirms all-new petrol engine; Debut in Falcon 4 likely

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014 - 4:05pm IST

Tata Motors has a lot planned for this year. At the upcoming Auto Expo, which takes place in early February, Tata is expected to showcase a completely redesigned Vista (codenamed Falcon 4) and a compact, sub-4 meter version of the Manza (codename Falcon 5).

Tata Vista 2014 front rendering
Tata’s new petrol engine could be a turbocharged 1.2-liter motor.

Karl Slym, Managing Director of Tata Motors, wrote a column in The Hindu Business Line newspaper stating the challenges faced by the industry and the slowdown in the auto industry. Though Mr. Slym is not very optimistic about the first half of 2014 (in terms of sales performance), he reveals that Tata will bring a “completely new range of cars” this year, along with an “all-new” petrol engine. On the new cars and the petrol engine, Mr. Slym seems very bullish.

Tata’s new petrol powerplant is likely to be a turbocharged unit displacing about 1.2-liters. Early reports cited that this engine would output close to 100 bhp, though Tata is yet to reveal further details.

Tata Vista 2014 rear rendering
The engine would likely debut on the refreshed Vista, which is codenamed Falcon 4.

With the majority of sales coming from diesel models (especially for a company like Tata given that all their products sans the Nano come with a diesel option), Tata’s petrol offerings do not perform as well as their competition, in terms of sales and performance.

The Vista petrol currently uses a 1.2-liter engine producing only 65 PS. We suspect that the new 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine could be used on the refreshed Vista and Manza CS to begin with.

[Source – Business Line]

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4 thoughts on “Report – Tata confirms all-new petrol engine; Debut in Falcon 4 likely

  1. Ganeshram says:

    i HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN THE TRULY INDIAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER- TATA MOTRS.
    I HAD AN ESTATE,INDICA BOTH GREAT CARS DID 160000KMS IN ESTATE AND 110000IN INDICA.,
    I NOW HAVE INDIGO ECS , WHICH IS PERFORMING VERY WELL.
    RECENTLY I BOUGHT AN XENON XT 4X4 AND WOW ITS A GREAT OFF ROADER
    IAMSURE TATA MOTORS WILL BE THE NUMBER 1 CAR MANUFACTURER IN INDIA BY 2016 AND WILL BEAT ALL OTHERS.
    MARUTI AND HYUNDAI WILL NOT LAST LONG
    TATA HAS SMALL-NANO TO BIG ARIA, XENON XT AND SAFARI IN THEIR RANGE , WHICH BOTH MARUTI AND HYUNDAI DOSNT HAVE .
    MAINTENANCE IS NEXT TO NOTHING WITH TATA CARS
    WISH THEM A SUCCESSFUL2014

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  2. Rohit says:

    Best Luck TATA.. … …. we indian & proud of indian automaker (like tata & mahindra, not maruti).
    this 2 indianautomakers due different & smart cars for indian.(keep distance from maruti cheap thirdclass cars/wahi ghisa-pita maal)
    “JUST GO FOR SOMETHING DEFERANT”.

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  3. akhil says:

    At last we can expect some wonders from Tata Mptprs.
    We are sure that this pure Indian Company will hit the market with lot of models and technology.

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  4. Prashant says:

    Good to see an Indian company working on turbo charged petrol engines..

    Betting big on tata motors..

    Reply

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