At the ongoing 2017 Geneva Motor Show Tata Motors stunned the world as it raised the curtains off its first ever sports car, the Racemo. The model showcased, to everyone’s delight is not a concept version but a fully fledged pre-production model which with minor changes is expected to arrive on Indian roads by early next-year.
Now according to a report published in a leading automotive publication, it is to be believed that the Racemo is going to be India’s first kit car. Based on the MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure, the Racemo is to be made of a few large components instead of multiple small components.
The idea behind a kit car is that the entire vehicle is put together by using factory manufactured components, either at a dealership level of directly by the customer instead of the entire car being constructed at the factory. This concept is quite prevalent in the international market and with the Racemo, it is to arrive in India as well. Do Read: Tata Motors signs joint memorandum with Volkswagen group for the development of shared products
Speaking to AutoCar India, Guenter Butschek, CEO of Tata Motors, on the side lines of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show said that the Racemo is to be made in a work-shop set-up and not exactly made out of a manufacturing plant. Only select dealers will be allowed to retail these sports cars and it could be the case that Tata Motors directly take over the whole vending process. Also Read: Tata Nexon to launch in India during July 2017
With the Racemo, the idea of Ratan Tata, of selling kit-cars, which first took birth with the Tata Nano will finally come to life. That said, with the TaMo sub-brand we could look at other new products to be based on this kit-car philosophy.
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Source: Autocar India