Pratap Bose, the acclaimed design director of Tata Motors and the chief designer of successful cars like Tata Nexon, has resigned. An internal memo was circulated within the Tata Group earlier this week, which briefly read: “Pratap Bose decided to resign to have a better chance. He will continue to take leave for the remainder of his term.
” Tata also decided that Martin Uhlarik of Pratap Vice President and Head of the company’s British Design Center will replace Pratap, who will likely guarantee the design language and style of the company’s product portfolio. Pratap Bose has retired from active work after the expiration of the notification period.
Tata Motors also announced that Martin Uhlarik will immediately serve as the company’s chief designer. Guenter Butschek, CEO and General Manager of Tata Motors, said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Ularic as the new global president. Tata Motors Design Director. Martin is a seasoned automotive designer with a deep understanding of design, a deep understanding of international trends, and extensive operating experience with leading automotive companies in multiple regions.
His rich experience and knowledge will inspire our team to further improve our vehicle design philosophy and language. I also take this opportunity to thank Pratap for his service and wish him all the best in the future. “The Tiago, designed by Pratap Bose, was one of the first Tata cars to popularize the company’s current design concept. Bose has been widely praised.
Tata’s transformation in the last 3-4 years Starting with the hatchback Tiago, then Tigor, and Hexa, their team’s design work once again promoted the brand’s competition. Nexon (and Nexon EV), the new premium Tata Safari and Tata Altroz hatches also joined, We see Tata enjoy the highest monthly sales in recent years Very prestigious annual World Autobot Award at the 2021 World Car Awards.
Although he did not win the competition, this is the first time that an Indian has become a designer and he is also on the shortlist for such an elite. Their co-finalists were Tomiko Takeuchi, Mazda MX-30 chief engineer, Euisun Chung, president of Hyundai Motor Group, Luc Donckerwolke, creative director of the same group, and the final winner: president of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda (Akio Toyoda).
He has won numerous awards during his 14-year career at Tata Motors. The first project he designed for the company was Safari Storme. End with the new Safari, almost poetic! We’ll pay close attention to Bose’s next whereabouts. We can only be sure that he will continue to live in the UK as he does now. The writer also contacted Bose and given the UK time difference we will update this story to include his response (if any).