Tata Motors has unveiled two new passenger vehicles and a one-ton pickup at the ongoing Johannesburg International Motor Show. The Indica Vista will join the Indica range, which has already been available in South Africa for several years now, and will be on local Tata showroom floors together with the Sumo Grande in early 2009.

Manny De Canha, chief executive of Associated Motor Holdings, said the Tata brand had received an enthusiastic response from the South African motorist. “This is reflected in the 67 full-fledged dealerships already operational across South Africa. We are confident that Tata will continue to be a huge success in South Africa through new models being introduced,” De Canha said.

The company is also showcasing a range of commercial vehicles at the Tata Commercial Vehicle World, including the new Tata Ace pickup, known locally as a ‘Bakkie’, as well as trucks, tippers and buses.