Five-seater budget car aims to get people off three-wheeled bikes
5 January 2010

The Tata Magic Iris has been unveiled at the Delhi motor show, and like the Nano it is designed to get people off bikes and into cars.

The five-seater Magic Iris seats two up front and three in the back, and has a 611cc water-cooled diesel engine. It delivers 11bhp - more than the typical three-wheeled motorbike - and has a top speed of 34mph.

Tata Magic Iris picture

Construction is basic: its sheet metal roof, car headlamps and tail lights are all heralded as steps forward in safety over a three-wheel bike. It is available on 12-inch radial or 10-inch crossply tyres.

No prices have been released, but it will go on sale this year and Tata promises it will have a lower maintenance costs and a higher load capacity (and therefore earning potential) than a three-wheeled bike.

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5 January 2010

Given the success of Tata Nano, I think it believe,it will be another winner.

Middlesaxon

5 January 2010

10 inch crossply tyres on something to sit 5 people? *shudder*. Was it the Matiz that had 12 inch wheels that got lost in potholes? Having said that, it'll sell and sell and sell as a commercial vehicle you can also put your family in.

5 January 2010

For some reason I cannot really explain ... I quite like it!

5 January 2010

Its got a face like a startled Pokemon!

=D

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

5 January 2010

Ho! How many people can you see hanging out of this post production?

Where has all Japanese design went to?

5 January 2010

In yellow, it would look like a Fisher-Price sit'n'ride toy. Brilliant name too, the only serious rival to the Great Wall Coolbear.

Apparently it is due to feature as The Mystery Machine in the Bollywood remake of Scooby Doo.

"There's a fine line between wrong and visionary. Unfortunately, you have to be a visionary to see it." - Dr Sheldon Cooper

5 January 2010

I think it looks brilliant! Seriously, reminds me of the little tiny Suzuki pick-up truck I used to lovingly drive (slowly) on Gran Turismo. Prefer it to the Nano actually.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

6 January 2010

the Bedford Rascal lives again!

6 January 2010

What a great looking car way better than the Nano. It deserves to do well on looks alone but will sell by the bucket full as it has to be much safer than a motorbike.

6 January 2010

I'm sorry but all the people who say 'it looks brilliant, should sell on design alone' Are you looking at the same picture as me!?!?! It's an insult to my eyes, especially that colour! It looks like the radioactive waste of a shopping trolley mixed with a pokemon's mutated offspring that even it found too ugly to love!

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