Tata Motors plans an Advanced Modular Platform for global expansion

Article by Christian A., on November 25, 2013

For the next six years, Tata Motors will release a lineup of vehicles that it intends to offer globally, company MD Karl Slym said. Even if Tata Motors has gotten more success with its commercial vehicles, Tata aims to form a family of world-class passenger cars, which will all be based on the Advanced Modular Platform (a new, flexible, Volkswagen Group-style architecture).

Tata Motors aims to prioritize the replacement of the existing road car lineup, which includes the Indica hatch (the model that became the City Rover in 2003). Tata’s lineup struggled in India during the recent sharp downturn in the country. The Australian media reported that the new platform will surpass the achievements of the Volkswagen Group.

When interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Tim Leverton, Tata Motors’ head of research and development, said that VW had to go through “six or seven generations” of products to get to its present status but that Tata would “go directly to a very interesting solution.” He said that the AMP will be flexible in length as well as in width.

This additional level of flexibility will permit the AMP platform to be used on all sizes of cars from superminis to crossovers. An Indian report also quoted Slym to have said that the planning for Tata to go global started in 2012 and that all of the new cars in development are designed to be sold worldwide.

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