The Nexon is one of the most ambitious launches from Tata Motors this year. The sub-4 meter compact crossover’s styling is said to be inspired by the Range Rover Evoque. The sharp looking crossover will also get a 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine, likely in 110 Bhp-170 Nm state of tune. It’ll also be the most powerful diesel crossover in its class, with an all-new 1.5 liter turbo diesel motor making 108 Bhp-260 Nm.
Mahindra Scorpio 2.2
The Scorpio is sold in Latin America with a turbo petrol motor based on the diesel mHawk mill. The same engine is expected to offered in the India-spec Scorpio later this year, as Mahindra grapples with the diesel engined car ban in Delhi. This motor makes a considerable 156 Bhp, while peak torque remains unchanged at 280 Nm. The Scorpio 2.2 Petrol may not be the most efficient SUV around through as it has reputation of being quite a guzzler.
Mahindra XUV500 2.2
The XUV500 is another Mahindra that’s serious about going turbo petrol. The same 2.2 liter mHawk turbo petrol motor found on the Scorpio’s Latin American variant is likely to power the India-spec XUV. However, power and torque outputs could be bumped up from 156 Bhp-280 Nm considering that the XUV is the flagship vehicle in Mahindra’s range.
Tata Motors is trying hard to break into the sporty car segment, which is also expected to give the car maker an image makeover of sorts. The Tata Sport is the car to achieve just that. A sporty version of the Bolt, the Sport gets a more powerful state of tune for the 1.2 liter Revotron turbo petrol engine (120 Bhp-170 Nm). A close ratio 5 speed manual gearbox and stiffer suspension are also expected to be offered.