Rendering - Tata Dolphin Concept

07/07/2010 - 08:51 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

tata dolphinNews on Tata Motors and Jaguar exploring possibilities to share expertise is flowing thick and fast and it is only a matter of time before it becomes clear. To understand the kind of relationship between the companies, we need to fast-forward a few years.

Here's a future model that might see the best of both worlds for the first time - the Tata Dolphin Concept.

We've not created a bigger Nano or a smaller Indica Vista. We instead mixed Jaguar's design language to a small Tata hatchback and the outcome wasn't bad.

It isn't possible to bring out a Jaguar hatchback and price it at 3 lakh rupees (the Dolphin sits between the Nano and Indica). But what Tata Motors can perhaps do is design a hatchback like the Indica and finish it with Jaguar's styling elements.

We've learned that Tata Motors has begun groundwork on the third generation Indica, and we don't see them looking beyond the Jaguar range for design inspiration or direction. We felt the Tata Prima concept (which will see a production line soon) had a lot of Jaguar in it.

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