Ratan Naval Tata is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons. He was also chairman of Tata Group, from 1990 to 2012, and again, as interim chairman, from October 2016 through February 2017, and continues to head its charitable trusts. He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India, the Padma Vibhushan(2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000).
Ratan Tata Car Collection
Here, we take a look at some of the most unique and/or surprising vehicles that Ratan Tata has in his garage, ranging from humble Tata cars to Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari convertibles!
1. Tata Nano
Ratan Tata’s aim to create the world’s most cheap automobile resulted in the Tata Nano. Despite the fact that he was successful in achieving this goal, the car was not a success in our market.
In 2019, a decade after it was first launched, the Nano was discontinued. Mr. Tata has one in his collection, and this is the humblest car that he owns.
2. Tata Nexon
The Tata Nexon was the first automobile built in India to receive a 5-star safety certification from Global NCAP (adult occupants). This was a truly remarkable achievement that garnered Tata Motors a lot of acclaim and admiration.
No wonder then, that Ratan Tata decided to add one to his own car collection! The one he owns is the pre-facelift model, in a lovely blue/silver dual-tone colour shade.
3. Tata Indica Marina
Ratan Tata adores his dogs and once bought an Indigo Marina simply to take them out for a ride!
He had his Marina customised to better fit the purpose, eliminating the rear seats to provide more place for his dogs!
4. Honda Civic
This is another little automobile in Ratan Tata’s garage, and he was frequently spotted driving it around!
His Civic is the older-generation car, with a 1.8-litre VTEC petrol engine producing 132 PS and 172 Nm.
5. Mercedes Benz E-Class W124
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class W124 is one of the company’s most recognisable models. As a result, it’s no surprise that Ratan Tata has one.
Fun fact: The W124 was Mercedes-first Benz’s passenger automobile in India, released in 1995 in collaboration with Tata Motors (Telco at the time).
6. Buick Skylark
In India, this is one of the most distinctive automobiles available. This particular Buick Skylark is a 1978 model, and it looks fantastic owing to its vintage styling.
Mr. Tata appears to have sold this vehicle, although it is still one of the most beautiful automobiles he has ever owned.
7. Ferrari California
Isn’t it true that no sportscar or supercar collection would be complete without a Ferrari? Mr. Tata also has an LHD Ferrari California, which he has been seen driving on several occasions.
The car has a 4.3L V8 engine with 490 horsepower and 504 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.
8. Jaguar F-Type S
Unless you live under a rock, you’d be aware that Tata Motors is currently the parent company of Jaguar and Land Rover. As such, this is basically another vehicle from Ratan Tata’s own company!
The one he owns is the 5.0L supercharged V8 variant (495 PS/625 Nm), a convertible model in a shade of glossy red.
9. Mercedes Benz SL500
Mr. Tata also has a Mercedes SL500 in his garage, which is a left-hand-drive model that he privately imported.
This particular model is the fifth generation SL, a convertible in lovely metallic silver shade. He has been spotted a few times driving the vehicle around himself.
10. Land Rover Freelander
Land Rover is known for building some of the most rugged SUVs, and the Freelander is a prime example of that.
Ratan Tata acquired one for himself before owning JLR, and he has been seen driving it around on several occasions. Apart from the automobiles listed above, Ratan Tata owns a Mercedes S-Class, a Maserati Quattroporte, a Cadillac XLR, a Chevrolet C4 Corvette, and a Chrysler Sebring, among others.