Tata Magic Iris, the Most Beautiful Car in the World
As you may have imagined, the Magic Iris was presented in New Delhi, where Indian carmaker Tata took advantage of the home court to showcase its might. And, apparently, for Tata might comes in the smallest of shapes and sizes.
According to Autocar, the Iris is powered by a tiny 611cc water-cooled diesel engine, capable of developing a heart stopping (meaning you grow old and die before it starts moving) 11 bhp, which allows for a top speed of 34 mph (54 km/h).
The Magic Iris is built with the at most consideration for the rider's safety, as it features all round sheets of metal. The body of the Magic Iris is wide enough to house no less than five people, according to Autoblog, and is capable of carrying them too, thanks to the choice of 12-inch radial or 10-inch wheels.
And that's about all there is, really. Oh, not quite. Tata does not look at the Magic Iris as being a car per se (although some here at autoevolution perceive it as a mutant Nano). No, they see it as a replacement for India's gazillion trikes, a four-wheeled alternative to them.
Which brings us back to how we started this whole piece. As you can see, the Magic Iris is not, indeed, the most beautiful car out there. But it is the dandiest tricycle in existence, isn't it?
Yes, we know, it has four wheels, it's not a tricycle per se...Damn it, Tata! Why couldn't you stick with building trucks, like you were doing 20 years ago?
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add to it that a russian trolleybus from the sixty's has better quality of assembleing than the P.Aztek .whoever designed that car , i'm sure some social retard who grew up on 80's ci Fi movies cars.
PS. It doesn't look like Land Rover because Tata only owns Land Rover, it does not build them! They would have no idea how to build one!
And Gargoyle, Tata Motors has been in the passenger car segment for less than 20 years. Yet they have a Nano and Aria to show for their learnings. Give them the time that Land Rover has been in existence (more than 60 yrs now) and maybe naysayers like u wud learn to shut up.
Note how much ground clearance it has with its 12 inch wheels, more than any two wheel drive car on the road today in America. It has a steel cage, while its competitor vehicles use fabric. It operates within the most important speed range for humans, from 3 mph walking speed to 30 mph motorized transport, an Order of Magnitude speed increase, while carrying five people, and only requiring 11 hp to accomplish that. Being extremely space utilization efficient, it wastes no space or materials on useless exterior form.
Tata once again shows it is a vehicle manufacturer for the future.
i just wanna ask Who is this guy??? n wat the F**k is is blabbring about??? does he have any idea about automobiles in India??? This Iris is anything but ugly... and its a step futher to improve the conditions of public transport.... it is meant for the genral public to go from point A to B, not a rich millionaire who has lot of money to spend on fast cars just to enjoy n kill for some fun too... n its a good thing that the speed is kept in check... i think the author is some rich kid who has never to any rural place or seen the sorry conditions of transport. Jus wanna say "Dude, get your facts n your head straight before you review anything"
Has the author seen this vehicle in person? Or simply writing something!!!
@gargoyle TATA does manufacture quite a good SUV it is called SAFARI and it has a nice fan base in Australia, Northern Africa and Spain. They started manufacturing it much before the bought LR. It might not be as good as an LR but Rome as we all know wasn't built in a day.
And the worst looking car ever? have you even seen an Aztek?
Check the price and target audience, its not expected to be a beauty queen to sell the target audience.
THIS VEHICLE HAVE VERY BAD ENGINEERING,ALL THE HOSE PIPE, WATER PIPE AND OIL PIPE LEAKAGE OR CUT EVERY MONTH IT's CAUSE THE OWNER PAY MUCH MONEY FOR THIS, THE VIBRATE SYSTEM CUT THIS PIPES, AND MAINTENENCE IS VERY COSTLY IN TATA'S WORKSHOP AFTER ONE YEARS,SPARE PART IS VERY COSTLY,I AM POOR MAN IN PUNJAB AREA,THERE IS AUTO COMPETETION IN THE CITY, I PURCHASE THIS IN FINANCE FROM TATA FINANCE BUT I FACE LOT OF PREBLEMS I SUGEST COMPANY TAKE BACK THIS VEHICLE THIS IS TOTALY FAIL