5 NEW Tata cars & SUVs for India – Details emerge

Tata Motors has recently launched the much-awaited sub 4-metre SUV in India in the form of Nexon. Tata plans to cover 90% of the market options by 2020 and is now working on its next projects that will be launched over next few years. We have a list of five cars that Tata will launch over the next two years.


Expected launch: Late 2018

Tata Q501 Featured

The Q501 is the codename of Tata’s upcoming SUV. The Q501 will sit above the Hexa in the market and will share a lot of structural components from Land Rover Discovery Sport. The Q501 will become one of the first cars that Tata and JLR will develop together. The car has been caught quite a few times with the bodyshell of LandDiscoveryiscover Sport too.

The Q501 will get the same LR550 platform and the suspension components from the Discover Sport – Land Rover’s most affordable offering in the market. The car will feature similar “IMPACT” design philosophy that the new Tata cars are based on. The vehicle can be powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat.


Expected launch: Early 2019

Tata Q502 7-Seat Luxury SUV Render

The Q502 will the next flagship of Tata that will be based on the Q501. The 7-seater SUV will be a full-size SUV that is expected to take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner in the Indian market. The Q502 will be the long-wheelbase version of the Q501 and will carry similar features.

The Q502 will also base on the same LR550 platform of Land Rover and will get suspension components. The 2.0-litre Fiat sourced multijet engine is expected to power the Q502, similar to the Q501.


Expected launch: 2019


The X451 is the codename of the upcoming premium hatchback from Tata. The X451 will become Tata’s first vehicle to be launched on the all-new Advanced Modular Platform (AMP). The X451 is expected will get a futuristic design with inputs from Tata’s Indian and European design teams.

The car is expected to be powered by the new 1.5-litre engine that powers the Nexon. Tata may also add the turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Nexon to X451’s engine list.

Honda City rival

Expected launch: 2019

Tata Prima sedan concept used as an illustration
Tata Prima sedan concept used as an illustration

Tata is also working on a mid-size sedan that will take on the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Honda City in the market. Tata’s design studio in Turin, Italy and Coventry, UK are currently designing the upcoming car. The car will sit above the Zest in Tata’s Indian portfolio. More details about the vehicle are not known yet. We may see Tata powering the vehicle with the same petrol and diesel engines as the X451 hatchback.


Expected launch: Late 2018

Tata Pelican

Tata Nano tried to disrupt the car market with the “cheapest car in the world” – Nano. The car, however, did not gain as much popularity as Tata had expected. Tata is now working on an all-new Nano that is internally known as Pelican. The Pelican may share a similar shape with the Nano but it will come with many new updated features. The car will get new, bigger headlamps and tail lamps.

On the inside, there are major upgrades like an all-new dashboard that resembles the higher segment vehicles from Tata. The speedometer has also changed location and is now placed in front of the driver. The Pelican may also be launched as an electric vehicle as there is a report that suggests that the electric Nano has been tested successfully by Tata in India.