The car had to rise to Ratan Tata's challenge, and provide the space large enough for an Indian family.
A typical Indian family has five or six people - husband and wife, two children and one or two grandparents who live in the same home.
On long drives, the family also travels with a significant amount of luggage. One must not forget to mention here that this luggage will include tasty, freshly cooked home-made or local food. From personal experience, I can confidently say that this matter of food receives a lot of attention while planning a car journey.
For a product from the house of Tatas, which enjoys the trust of millions of Indians, safety had to be a zero-compromise feature. A colleague who lives in Europe, once commented on the car driving experience in India: 'How do you drive safely on roads where, on one side, autorickshaws are zipping by madly like Formula 1 cars, while on the other side cows are ambling as if the roads were their favourite meadows?'