Global Design Head of Tata Motors - Pratap Bose recently tweeted a marker rendering of the Tata Altroz when some students asked him about the design software he uses.
In the last few years, Tata Motors has rolled out some of the nicest looking cars in the market. However, this wasn’t the case when they initially started selling cars in India. A big credit for the gorgeous designs of their recent cars goes to Mr Pratap Bose, who holds the position Vice President, Global Design at Tata Motors. Mr Bose is the man behind the design of cars like Altroz, Nexon,Harrier and more. Recently he posted a sketch of Altroz on Twitter with a caption that read as, “Lots of design students ask me about the ‘software’ for design. After 22 years in the business, markers on paper still works for me!”
The caption suggests that he posted this image after receiving a lot of questions from design students about the software he works on. To which he showed that the markers still work best for him. ‘What software does a carmaker use to design its cars’ is quite a common question among car enthusiasts.
Carmakers also use actual prototypes and clay models before giving final approval to a design. A few days ago, Mr Bose shared the images of Tata Nexon facelift’s clay model, which wasn’t exactly similar to the actual car. Similarly, he also posted the pictures of H5X Concept’s clay model. This too wasn't exactly similar to the final H5X Concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
As of now, the indigenous carmaker is working on the production-spec versions of the HBX Concept and Gravitas, which were showcased at the Auto Expo this year. The former of the two will be a micro-SUV that will rival the likes of Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100. The Gravitas, on the other hand, is the 7-seater version of the Harrier, and it is likely to be launched by the end of this year. Once launched, the Gravitas will compete against the likes of MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar (7-seater Hyundai Creta).