The Tata conglomerate is one of the biggest businesses in India and have been one of the pioneers of the Indian automotive industry. With manufacturing units in Pune and Gujarat, Tata Motors has tied up with global car makers like Mercedes-Benz and Fiat over the years, bringing luxury motoring to India and also the new generation of diesel engine technology to the Indian market.
In 2008, Tata Motors acquired Jaguar and Land Rover, the legendary British marque from Ford. Tata Motors managed to turnaround the debt-ridden brand and re-establish JLR as a global luxury car maker again. Back home, Tata Motors went big with the Indica and its iterations, but as the market changed rapidly, the competitors gained the upper hand.
Now in the process of restructuring and rebranding Tata Motors as a modern global car maker, the new products like the Tata Tiago and the Tata Tigor have led from the front. Also SUVs like the Tata Hexa and the latest, the Nexon, have also gained market traction, pushing Tata Motors into the top-five car sellers in the country.
The new set of products in the premium segment will be built on the two new platforms Alpha and Omega with the first one for hatchbacks and sedans while the latter will spawn the bigger SUVs.