Tata currently offers the youngest and newest cars in the Indian market including the newly launched Nexon, Harrier, Altroz, Tiago and Tigor. Soon, the Indian manufacturer will also launch the Gravitas, which is an all-new car based on the Harrier and will offer seven-seats. Tata is also working to launch the HBX sub-4m compact SUV, which will its entry-level SUV and will take on the likes of Ignis. Amidst all the launches, Tata is also working on a brand-new sub-4m sedan for the Indian market.
As reported by T-BHP, the all-new sub-4m sedan is codenamed as Goshaq and it will utilise the brand’s Agile Light Flexible Advanced platform, which is also known as ALFA. The platform currently underpins the Altroz and will soon form the base of vehicles like the HBX, an Altroz-based sedan and an MPV based on the Altroz. The all-new sedan will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Hyundai Xcent.
Even though Tata offers the Tigor in the segment, it is positioned lower than the Dzire and the Xcent in the price bracket. The all-new sub-4m sedan will be a direct rival of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which is currently the best-selling car in the segment by a huge margin.
Tata is likely to offer the new design language that was seen on the Tata Sierra concept and Tata HBX concept at the Auto Expo. Since it is an all-new sedan made from grounds-up, it might look very different from the Tigor. However, it is not clear if the all-new sedan will replace the Tigor from the line-up or will co-exist with it in the segment and will be positioned as a premium choice. Tata discontinued the Zest sometime back in the market and did not replace it. The all-new product can be a replacement of the Zest.
Currently, Tata offers only a single sedan in the form of Tigor in the Indian market. However, the manufacturer may soon launch the all-new mid-size sedan that will take on the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna in the Indian market.
Tata will power the upcoming sub-4m compact SUV with a petrol engine. However, if the demand for diesel-powered cars increases in the future, Tata may also offer the diesel version. Currently, Tata only offers a petrol engine with its affordable, entry-level cars like the Tiago and Tigor. The all-new sedan is expected to be launched by 2022 or later. We may also get to see drastic design changes in the upcoming car compared to the current version.