TAMO Futuro will be the first product to launch under the new sub-brand TAMO.
Tata Motors, the homegrown automaker has released a new teaser image of its much-awaited global sportscar – Tamo Futuro – which is scheduled to make its global debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The company is aiming globalization and what seems like its window to the global market is the new Tamo brand, revealed lately in the country. Adding to it, Tamo will also function as Tata’s future mobility solutions and Futuro will be the first model to roll out under this brand. Before we delve deep into the nitty-gritty of Tamo Futuro, let us throw some light on Tata’s new platforms that will underpin its future cars. Tata Motors uses six platforms for its present line-up comprising SUVs, sedans and hatchbacks.
The company will have two new platforms – Advanced Modular Platform or AMP and an all-new Utility Vehicle platform. These new platforms will replace the current underpinnings, hence all the future Tata cars will be based on the new platforms, bring uniformity in its product portfolio. Talking about Futuro, the vehicle will be a two-seater, mid-engined sportscar, teased officially on February 2, 2017. The prototype of the car will be unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, while launch could take place by mid-2018.
Media reports suggest that Tata will roll-out just 250 units of sportscar initially. Adding to it, the styling of the car could be inspired from the erstwhile Opel Speedster, though nothing official has been revealed by the maker. The company is aiming to price this sportscar aggressively, and is likely to be priced around Rs 25 lakh. Under the bonnet could be a turbocharged 1.2-litre Revotron engine that will be tuned to develop 180bhp. Read – Upcoming Tata Cars In India
|Minimum||Rs 25 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 30 lakh|
This twin-seater sports car will be sold under company’s new vertical, Tamo, which is a separate body functioning under Tata Motors for incubating new technologies, partnerships and business models. Official details are yet to be announced, but Tata Motors is aiming to price this vehicle aggressively in the market. Media reports suggest that the company could price this product in the range of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
The concept version of the car will make its global debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show beginning on March 7th. We expect that the production model could make its debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, while the launch is likely to take place in the second half of 2018.
|Engine||1.2-litre turbocharged petrol|
Tata is yet to reveal the exact engine details for the Futuro, but it is expected to be powered by a turbocharged, 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine. This engine will be tuned to produce around 180bhp of power. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic unit. In order to achieve great power to weight ratio, the homegrown automaker is aiming to limit the kerb weight to 800kgs. To achieve low kerb weight, engineers at the Tata Motors could look at using a mix of aluminium and plastics. Other materials like carbon-fibre etc will be avoided to curb pricing. Read – Tata Mulls Testing Self-driving Cars In India
The Futuro sports car will be developed in India and the chassis will be constructed under the supervision of renowned Italian designer Marcello Gandini. The company has released a couple of teaser image of the car earlier in February, but that did not give any inkling into its design and exterior styling. Media reports are to be believed, the Futuro could be a modern interpretation of the popular Open Speedster. From the looks of it, Futuro seems to possess boastful dimensions. The huge stance is courtesy the long, low slung bonnet that cascades onto the bumper.
There will be sharp lines and creases all around the body to give a sporty look. Sharp lines on the bonnet run across the lower bumper and the large headlamp cluster infused with dual units adds to its visual appeal. The side profile is also expected to get several aggressive elements in the form of flared wheel arches, sharp beltline and supporting creases. The fat tyres wrapped to the multiple-spoke alloy wheels add to the robust look. There is nothing much known about the rear profile, but we believe it will be styled in tandem with the other two facets. The cabin is expected to be equipped with several high-end features including touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Navigation, etc, automatic climate control, leather seats, multi-functional steering wheel, reverse parking camera, etc. It is to be noted that the Tamo Futuro is a new model built from ground up and bears no resemblance with the sports car concept revealed years ago at 2001 Geneva Motor Show.
This is what we have for now, we’ll update you on this as soon as we hear from Tata Motors.