Tata Motors has made great strides in the passenger car segment in India and is now the third largest car manufacturer in terms of sales behind Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. The company offers models in different body types with multiple fuel technologies such as petrol, diesel, CNG and electric.
At Auto Expo 2023 earlier this month, Tata Motors showcased a number of existing models, but the greatest attention was drawn to its concept and planned vehicle. The company already leads the electric vehicle segment by a large margin thanks to the Nexon EV, Tiago EV and Tigor EV, and while its electric vehicle ambitions continue to come true, it’s also betting big on CNG and limited editions.
Below are five of several Tata Motors vehicles prepped for launch in India.
tata altros racer
The Altroz Racer was one of the flashiest models on display at Tata Motors’ pavilion at Auto Expo 2023. This is a sportier version of the hatchback first launched in 2019, in glossy red with a black painted bonnet and white racing stripes. Also available is a sporty alloy and his ORVM in a glossy black shade. The hatchback features a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, air purifier, front ventilated seats and a redesigned driver display unit. There’s no official release date for the Altroz racer, but the company could offer him early 2024.
Tata Altros CNG
If you can’t wait indefinitely for the Altroz Racer and running costs are at the top of your priority list, the Altroz CNG deserves your attention. A formal launch is planned for later this year, and Altroz CNG is offering a dual-cylinder setup to free up cargo space. Each of the two cylinders is mounted just above the rear floor, is flatter than usual and offers 30 liters of capacity. It also offers a Single Advanced ECU (Engine Control Unit) and Direct State CNG. There is no difference in exterior style or cabin layout compared to non-CNG hatchbacks.
Tata Punch EV
The Punch CNG also drew considerable attention at Auto Expo 2023, but Tata Motors’ next big-box electric vehicle could be the Punch EV. There is not much information about the officially confirmed Punch EV, but it is based on the new Sigma architecture. It will most likely continue to use the Ziptron powertrain, but expect a flatter floorbed than other Tata EVs. You can also expect a motor.
Tata Harrier EV
The Tata Harrier EV will be the company’s largest EV announcement, not only in terms of vehicle proportions, but also in its importance.It’s also expected to be the company’s most expensive EV at launch, with prices priced at ¥300,000 rupees. Although shown in concept form at Auto Expo 2023, the model on display is likely to retain most of its exterior styling elements when it finally hits the production line. Built on the company’s second-generation EV architecture, the launch of the Tata Harrier EV is due for his 2024, with a range that could exceed his 400 km.
The Curvv is arguably the most attractive Tata model ever. It’s still in the concept stage, but if you keep most of the exterior styling elements, cues and curves, you’re more likely to attract a crowd. The Curvv is built on a platform that allows separate installation of a conventional engine and battery pack. Again, it will be offered in the Indian market at some point in late 2024 or early 2025.
First issue date: January 30, 2023 at 2:15 PM