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Managing Director of Tata Motors Commits "Suicide"

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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markosity1973
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You've already had Tata cars in the UK bite most people don't realize it because it wasn't under the Tata name plate.

The ill fated cityrover that went down with the test of the river ship was actually just a fully imported rebadged Tata Indica.


Actually Indica is far more successful than Nano.

Tata made mistakes with Indica too. Otherwise Indica would have been a very successful car today. The mistakes were:

1. Engine technology was seriously behind rest of the world - so cars were gas guzzlers until recently.
2. The car body is probably made for easy repairs rather than looking good. So the car appealed more to cabbies rather than individuals. And as it happens, most people do not want to drive a car that is driven by cabbies. This was fixed only recently when Tata introduced better engines/bodywork in a separate line of Indicas. However the problem is the brand has suffered and people do not want it anymore.

In my view, Tata needs to bring in new brands, not just new models. Tata needs brand new platforms.

Tata is more successful with SUV and small trucks, but the current economy does not allow to do well.




posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 01:18 AM
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I don't know anything about Tata Motors or Mr. Slym but it seems the local police are baffled regarding this case.
There appears to be a significant number of foreign individuals that encounter a premature and permanent expiration due to an unusually high gravitational phenomenon experienced in the Bangkok area in which male travellers are most susceptible.
Mr. Slym's case does not fall into the typical scenario to which the Bangkok police have much more experience.

I present the following link for your perusal.

A Trusted Source


Conspiracy?
I'm on the edge on this one.
Aft



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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Karl Slym fell from a 22nd story window despite not being German


From your trusted source. Thanks for the laugh, I actually have tears rolling down my cheek.

The article basically says because he wasn't German, not naked, not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and there were no prostitutes in his room, the police are freaking out because it's 'never happened like this before'

Sounds more like a commentary on the depraved behavior of western tourists than any solid case for it being a murder to me.
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posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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I'm very pleased you had a good laugh.
It was my intention.
My "Trusted Source" parody's one of the major Bangkok news papers (hence the name) and quite regularly gives me a chuckle.

My appologies to the members on this thread that are attempting to have a serious discussion.
Since I had nothing of true value to add regarding facts I couldn't help myself when I found this.
Wait...... A smile and/or chuckle has value and the piece is related, although seriously lacking in facts.

Have a great day, smile often.
Cheers from here,
Aft



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:51 PM
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Mr Slym did good work at Tata Motors. I hope his soul finds peace. This is just a tragic incident, and nothing more need to be said.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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XXX777
Look. I'm going to tell you right now. Nobody in America would ever drive a Tata. We love us some tatas, but we don't want to drive around in little eggshell putter carts. How you going to get any tatas in that car?



Wrong. The Fiat 500, and the Mercedes Smart car are both selling amazingly well in America, and are about the same idea as the Tata.

To claim that Americans only want big, gas guzzling vehicles is wrong.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 12:45 PM
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2manyquestions
Tata Motors also fairly recently bought Jaguar.
Interesting. I know nothing about the guy's personal life, so saying it's a suicide or murder is pure speculation at this point. Success at work doesn't necessarily mean happiness. People with more have ended themselves.

On a side-note, these cars are about the size of a Fiat. I wonder how reliable they are for that little amount of money.


But the initial report said that it was so surprising because he was so happy, both at work (with great success) and at home.

In order to be sold in Western countries, they would have to meet Western standards. After all, Tata motors owns JAGUAR, so to say that they can't make a quality vehicle makes no sense at all.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 12:51 PM
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markosity1973
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The Tata airpod is a city car at best. It will be cheap but would anyone actually buy it in the USA?

Pix and more info below

www.autoevolution.com...


If the fuel prices continue to rise and clobber the people, yeah sure they'll buy them.

Assuming there's anyone left alive to bring them to market by then of course.



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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Ahem, maybe you should check out the 2013 sales figures. Smart is down over 39% and the fiat 500 feel even further at 49%

I would hardly call 6500 sales for Smart up until september a runaway success. The Australian built Pontiac G8 sold several times more than that before GM discontinued the brand......

Source



posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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babybunnies

2manyquestions
Tata Motors also fairly recently bought Jaguar.
Interesting. I know nothing about the guy's personal life, so saying it's a suicide or murder is pure speculation at this point. Success at work doesn't necessarily mean happiness. People with more have ended themselves.

On a side-note, these cars are about the size of a Fiat. I wonder how reliable they are for that little amount of money.


But the initial report said that it was so surprising because he was so happy, both at work (with great success) and at home.

In order to be sold in Western countries, they would have to meet Western standards. After all, Tata motors owns JAGUAR, so to say that they can't make a quality vehicle makes no sense at all.


I guess Tata is still trailing in technology race. Even other Indian players (for example Mahindra, Bajaj) have done better. It is due to bureaucratic attitude in Tata companies.

Jaguar and Land Rover sell in America, and these companies are owned by Tata. However small cars is a fiercely competitive market where you need extremely good processes to deliver a mass market product.



posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 01:37 AM
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I think the point everyone is missing re Tata and Jaguar / Landrover is that the latter are British companies with british design and components under Indian ownership. Tata however is wholly Indian with everything in its supply chain being Indian.

It is not to say that Tata can't ask JLR to cough up and help Tata design better cars, but its the whole supply chain that needs to be brought up to world class standards.

I believe that the new Tata ute that just got released here in oz had input from landrover, but its still an absolute dog when compared to international offerings for instance.
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posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 06:03 AM
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Tata makes engines themselves and engines have been a weak point.

Tata's new line small engine tech now comes from Fiat. I am not sure if it is licensed or purchased.

The next problem is making attractive vehicles which appeal to large number of people. Tatas have been slow in evolving their designs.

However there seems to be some urgency off late, and Tata is cleaning up its act. So it is possible Tata may get some success in Europe if not in USA.



posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 06:18 AM
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India can and does make world class cars. Hyundai is already exporting from its indian plants to other parts of the world from what i have been told.

If Tata is serious about being a world player, Perhaps Tata should look at resurrecting the old Rover name that it got from Ford and getting the british JLR division to design and style the car with Tata doing all the manufacturing. The tata name its worthless in the world arena because its just another car of questionable quality from somewhere in the asian vicinity with a funny sounding name to the english speaking ear.

Rover has a lot of kudos around the globe, but it would have to be a high quality modern vehicle with all the traditional Rover hallmarks at a better price than in the old days.

Hmmm, maybe i should give Tata a call and offer my services lol.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 01:00 AM
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You have a point which also proves Tata is slow in the ideas department.





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