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2007-10-09 13:24
Johannesburg - Tata, the Indian industrial giant, is set to start vehicle manufacturing activities in South Africa reports Sake24.

Tata's Indica passenger car has captured 5.2% of its market segment.

Later this year Tata will expand its local range with a light commercial bakkie, the Xenon. More heavy commercial vehicles are to follow too.

Sake24 says that manufacturing of completely knocked down vehicles are now finally on the cards.

Tata already has a bus assembly facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria.

PG Shankar, head of Tata's international commercial vehicle division, reiterated the importance of South Africa as a growing market for their products.

"The South African market has accepted Tata models completely," he told Sake24.

Tata sold 666 Indigo/Indica's and 191 Tecoline bakkies last month.

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