Tata Venture: Tata Motors’ Maruti Omni’s Slayer
The Tata Venture MPV, launched yesterday at the 2010 Indian Auto Expo is one of Tata Motors’ three launches at the Auto Expo. This Mini Van, based on the Tata Winger platform is suitably condensed to seat 5 to 8 passengers depending on the configuration. Codenamed the Pelican before it’s launch, the Venture MPV’s biggest strong point apart from it’s cavernous space is the engine it comes with. The Tata Venture MPV will share the tried and tested 1.4L Indica engine which produces 70bhp of peak power at 4500rpm and 135Nm of peak torque at 2500rpm.
The Indirect Injection, turbo charged and inter-cooled power plant will transmit power through a five speed transmission. This engine will propel the Tata Venture to an impressive top speed of over 125km/hr. Also, the Venture features slider doors very similar to that of it’s elder sibling Winger and the Maruti Omni. The Venture measures 3.9m in length, 1.5m in width rounded off by it’s 1.8m height. This will make the Tata Venture small enough to be bought by city slickers too while the cabbies will eagerly buy the Tata Venture which promises to be a great highway people mover.
The interiors too get a decent deal with with a two-tone beige and black theme along with dual heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) through the effective roof-mounted ducts. This, along with standard features like a power steering, power windows, reverse parking aid, keyless entry with engine immobiliser and rear wipers make the Tata Venture a feature rich MPV that drivers will love too. The Tata Venture’s safety features include a collapsible steering system and side impact beams. All these features makes the Tata Venture a compelling MPV to watch out for.