Tata is currently focusing on an array of upcoming products, and among them is the mid-size SUV known as the Curvv. Recent information indicates that Tata Motors is preparing to introduce its new mid-size SUV, which will directly rival the Creta in both internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric versions. Let’s take a look at the anticipated launch timeline for these variants.
The initial launch of the Curvv is projected to take place in the early months of next year. Subsequently, the electric iteration of the Curvv is scheduled to make its debut within the first quarter of 2024. Following this, the petrol variant will follow suit and is expected to enter the market in the subsequent months.
Remarkably, this marks a departure from Tata’s usual pattern, as it will be the first time an electric car is introduced before its ICE counterpart. The forthcoming Curvv Electric will directly contend with upcoming electric offerings such as the Hyundai Creta EV, as well as existing models like the MG ZS EV.
Long drive range
The new Curvv will be based on a new platform that will ensure an extended range of driving. Tata Motors has not disclosed the specific modifications made to the platform; however, it has been expanded to accommodate more batteries, thereby enhancing the vehicle’s range. Although the exact range of the car has not been revealed, Tata Motors has suggested a claimed range spanning between 400 to 500 km.
The Tata CURVV introduces a unique design concept, being the first of its kind. Its SUV-coupe appearance sets it apart, and this distinctive design will be retained in the production version despite it currently being in the pre-production concept stage.
Inside the cabin, a clean and orderly design is evident. Notable features include a fully digital instrument cluster and a two-spoke steering wheel. An additional infotainment screen is also present. The Tata CURVV is designed to accommodate four passengers.
Tata has announced that the upcoming second-generation EVs will offer a host of new features, including an extended range and innovative features like a selectable regeneration system. Moreover, Tata has expressed the intention to provide multiple battery pack options for their new-generation electric vehicles.
The Curvv will also come with a petrol engine. It will get a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine that gets an all-aluminium construction. This will be an all-new engine that will come fitted with water-cooled variable geometry turbocharger that will offer better torque from a lower range. The engine is likely to produce about 125 PS of peak power and 225 Nm of torque. The current 1.2-litre turbo that powers various Tata products produces 120 PS and 170 Nm. The new engine also might come to cars like Nexon and Altroz.