Tata Motors will start sales in the Philippines with exports of the Manza, Vista, Indigo and Indica passenger cars and the Xenon, Ace and Super Ace  light commercials. PilipinasTajAutogroup is the local distributor.

RT Wasan, who heads Tata's commercial vehicles international business, said: "Philippines is one of the key markets for Tata Motors in the ASEAN region."

Johnny Oommen, head of passenger car international business, added: "We plan to augment our offerings by including other products in our portfolio on a regular basis. We are very confident with our distribution partner and we believe that their extensive network along with our global expertise will bring into the Philippines market a range of exciting Tata vehicles. We hope our new range appeals to customers and builds trust in the brand, which is integral for us."