NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tata Motors (TTM) continues to be the No. 1 automobile company in India. Despite declining auto sales in its home country, Tata Motors is seeing new highs for its stock and strong growth around the world. A new family of SUVs coming to North America should help power the growing Land Rover brand and Tata Motors higher.
At the New York Auto Show held over the past weekend, Tata Motors introduced its new lineup under the Discovery brand. Tata's new brand will have several vehicles all under the Discovery name. This leisure SUV has some unique features that could power its sales.
The Discovery vehicle uses lasers to scan upcoming trails and can also tell drivers how deep water is. The car's infrared lasers map the ground and let the four-wheel drive adjust. The water depth measurement will also tell drivers if they should forge ahead or turn around. Cameras project images to the screen located inside the vehicle.
Another feature for the Discovery SUV is a remote control feature. Drivers can use a smartphone or tablet to control their vehicle for low speed maneuvers like parking or hooking up a trailer, without actually being in the vehicle. The Discovery SUV has three rows to fit up to seven passengers in a 2-3-2 model. The seats are also set in a stadium model, allowing passengers in the back of the car ample viewing out of the vehicle.