The Magic Iris from Tata is expected to do what the Magic did in terms of rendering three wheelers obsolete. The Tata Magic built on the Ace platform demolished competition from 7 seater autorickshaws and builders of those contraptions such as Force Motors and Mahindra have now resorted to build Magic like vehicles on the Maxximo and Trump platforms. The Magic Iris could be the regular autorickshaw killer and wouldn’t that be a boon. Four wheels and a steering wheel will ensure that lane changing manoeuvres of the autorickshaw will be a thing of the past. Bajaj seems to have realized that the Iris has potential to kill the three wheeled autorickshaw and therefore has decided to work on a four wheeled transporter of people and cargo on the ULC platform. The Bajaj vehicle maybe still far away but the Magic Iris is probably close to launch with many mules found testing.
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