Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors has been on fire since the beginning of this year, They had launched new models like Altroz and Nexon EV and updated BS6 engines in the existing models. Tata Motors also showcased a number of models at the Auto Expo that will eventually make it to the market. Here is the list of Tata cars that were unveiled at the expo this year and will be launched in the Indian market.
Tata Motors unveiled the seven-seater SUV at the Auto Expo this year. It looks similar to the Harrier SUV from the front with those LED DRLs and headlamps. It is only at the rear that there is significant difference in design, where it looks boxy to accommodate third row of space and provide more headroom for passenger. Compared to Harrrier, Gravitas is taller and longer by 80 mm and 63 mm respectively. Gravitas will use the same 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine and will get manual and automatic transmission option. Tata Motors will be launching the Gravitas SUV around April-June this year.
Altroz EV was showcased in India for the first time at the expo this year. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor show along with Buzzard or Gravitas. Tata has not officially released specifications of the EV but it is safe to assume that Altroz will also have a range similar to that of the recently launched Nexon EV. With a growing trend of EVs in the market, Tata is expected to launch Altroz by the end of this year or early 2021 and is expected to be priced around Rs 10 lakh.
After all the rumours of discontinuing the Hexa post the launch of Gravitas, Tata motors showcased Hexa in it’s new avatar at the expo. When launched it will get the same 2.2 litre Varicor diesel engine generating 154 PS and 400 Nm of peak torque. The engine will become BS6 compliant. It gets a manual and an automatic transmission as an option and is available in both AWD and RWD configuration. Tata will launch Hexa in April or June this year.
Another attraction at Tata’s pavilion this year was the HBX micro SUV concept. The production version of the same is aimed at competing with cars like Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. The Hornbill or HBX will be based on the ALFA-ARC platform. Hornbill micro SUV has been spotted testing on Indian roads a couple of times and is likely to launched by the end of 2020.