The column materials were prepared by Mikhail GZOVSKIY, Alexey VOROBYEV-OBUKHOV



The Indian company Tata, which launched its first truck in the early 1950s, has developed into a concern that produces more than 130 different types of vehicles, including large 60-seater and compact 12-seater buses. The Tata brand is also carried by tractors, tractors and off-road vehicles. The company has more than one and a half million cars shipped for export to various countries, including Australia.

Over the past three years, Tata has made considerable efforts to penetrate the European market, which explains its participation in the Geneva Automobile Salon. This year, the company announced the start of sales in Europe of the Indica hatchback, shown in Switzerland a year earlier. But before the model appeared in India, where she was met with a bang; in just a year, the car won about 10% of the local passenger car market. Now the turn has come to Italy, Spain and Portugal. Such a confident start to this compact car is easy to explain. First of all, the leadership of Tata decided not to be smart, and entrusted the development of the appearance of Indica to the famous Italian design studio IDEA. And let Indika not keep up with sales for FIAT-Punto or SEAT-Ibiza, the car was outwardly quite competitive. Possessing a developed production of engines, Tata nevertheless decided to invite French motorists from the company La Motor Modern for cooperation. In cooperation with it, gasoline and diesel engines of 1.4 liters were developed, which provide Indika with quite acceptable indicators. Tata engineers provided for the ability to install power units of other companies. The main advantage of the car is a successful combination of price and equipment. More than affordable for a European, a nice hatchback is equipped with a power steering, ABS, two airbags and power windows.