Tata Motors showcased one of the most significant numbers of cars and SUVs at this 2023 Auto Expo. Updated models, new variants, concepts, electrified versions and even a new engine. Tata Motors has showcased it all. While we are not talking about the commercial vehicles in this post, we will cover everything else in the Tata Motors passenger car segment.
Tata Harrier EV
Based on the Gen 2 platform, Tata has unveiled the new Harrier.ev at the 2023 Auto Expo. With a much more cleaner design, the Harrier.ev looks very familiar yet different. While Tata did not reveal any information on the Harrier EV, it will be an AWD vehicle, which indicates dual-motor set-up. The Gen 2 architecture will also offer an improved range and more power compared to the Gen 1 version on which the Nexon EV is based on.
Tata Sierra EV
Tata showcased the Sierra EV as a show-stopper at the 2023 Auto Expo. The all-new model will go on sale by 2025. The Sierra EV has been updated and looks quite different from the concept that Tata Motors showcased. The latest iteration is a proper five-door body shell. Tata will offer the Sierra in petrol variant. However, the brand is yet to reveal the electric or petrol powertrain options.
Tata Tiago EV Blitz
Tata also revealed a sportier version of the Tata Tiago EV. Called as the Blitz, it gets sporty lookings blacked out grille, roof and ORVMs. Tata has also added gloss black wheel arches and and 15-inch alloy wheels from the JTP. There are also side skirts on the Tiago.ev Blitz.
Tata Altroz iCNG
Tata has introduced the Altroz iCNG at the 2023 Auto Expo with one of its kind tank set-up. Aimed to offer maximum boot space, Tata has created a unique twin-cylinder set-up in the bootspace. While the exact capacity of the dual CNG tanks are 60 litres, it remains powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 77 PS of power in CNG mode.
Tata Punch iCNG
Even the Tata Punch now gets the same set-up as the Tata Altroz iCNG. The power and torque figures remain similar to the Altroz iCNG. Even the tank capacity remains the same at 60 litres. Tata has not revealed the prices of the car but we should expect to see both the CNG models at the showrooms soon.
More powerful variant
Tata Altroz Racer
The new Altroz Racer will come powered by the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Nexon. It will generate a maximum power of 120 PS and a peak torque of 170 Nm, which will be more than the 110PS and 140 Nm outputs of the Tata Altroz i-Turbo. The car comes with TA78 six-speed manual transmission instead of the five-speed manual transmission available with the i-Turbo.
Tata Curvv ICE
The first of its kind SUV-Coupe Curvv will take Tata’s futuristic design ahead. The new design language called the “New Digital design language” by Tata Motors includes a new looking grille and overall design lines on the vehicle. It will launch by 2024. Even though Tata is yet to announce the engine details, we are most-likely to see the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the new Tata Curvv ICE.
Based on the Gen3 platform, the all-new car will offer a minimum range of 500 km with its Born Electric platform. Tata confirmed that the car will be launched in 2025. However, has not shared any further details on the vehicle.
1.2-litre turbochared petrol
With an effort to discontinue the diesel engine options, Tata showcased the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The T-GDI or Turbo-Gasoliine Direction Injection that churns out a maximum power of 125 PS and a peak torque of 225 Nm. This is a similar three-cylinder engine that also powers the likes of Nexon and Altroz.
1.5-litre turbochared petrol
Tata also showcased the 1.5-litre four-cylinder T-GDI engine that will likely power the likes of Sierra, Curvv and even the likes of Harrier and Safari petrol. It generates maximum power of 170 PS and peak torque of 280 Nm. Both the engines will comply with the second phase of BS6 and are E20-compliant, which means that they can run on flex-fuel comprising of 20 percent ethanol.