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If you've noticed that we've written about commercial vehicles, you're right – Tata's main concern in South Africa is its range of trucks and buses. However, the small commercial vehicle market is also expanding quickly there; Toyota and Calibra Motor Corporation both are either in talks or have expressed the wish to produce taxis in South Africa. Tata already exports fully-built Indicas to the country, and it would be a logical leap to begin assembling there to lower cost further. As Indian taxi drivers will testify, the frugal, low-maintenance and tough Tata vehicles will serve commercial vehicle applications very well.