Auto Expo, the biggest automobile exhibition and showcase in India is all set to start on February 5th. While almost all the manufacturers around India will participate in the show to unveil their upcoming products and launch new cars, there are a few manufacturers that will bring a slew of new cars. Tata and Mahindra are two such manufacturers who will bring a lot of new cars to the market. Here are all the known Tata and Mahindra cars that will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Tata Hornbill (H2X)
Based on the H2X concept, the Tata Hornbill micro SUV is expected to be showcased at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo in production guise. When launched, the Hornbill will sit below the sub-4 meter SUV segment and will provide an alternative to people who are in the market for a hatchback. It is designed in accordance with Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy and will be built upon the ALFA platform. We expect that Tata would equip the Hornbill micro SUV with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that will be offered with both manual and automatic transmission options.
The Gravitas will be positioned as the flagship vehicle of the company when launched early next year. It will be built on the OMEGA platform and has been designed on the lines of the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. Simply put, it is a 7-seater version of the Harrier as both the SUVs will even have the same wheelbase. Changes on the Gravitas include bigger overall size, more powerful 2.0-litre KRYOTEC engine, and an extra set of seats in the last row. Expect the pricing to start at around Rs. 15 lakh when it gets launched. Tata will sell the Gravitas alongside the Tata Hexa, which was earlier expected to be discontinued.
Tata Harrier BS6
The Tata Harrier will get a few updates early next year which will help it stack up better against the competition. Tata will offer an updated BS6 engine that will produce a maximum of 170 PS, which will be 30 PS gain from the current 140 PS. The torque output of 350 Nm will remain the same. Apart from this, the manufacturer will also launch the Harrier AT which will be equipped with a 6-speed torque converter gearbox sourced from Hyundai. Apart from this, Tata is also expected to offer a petrol-powered Harrier in the market but that will happen at a much later date and details about the same are not available yet.
Tata Nexon EV
Tata has officially revealed the features of the all-new Nexon EV that will be launched at the Auto Expo in India. The new car will offer over 35 connected features including location-based services, driver behaviour, alert services and more. The Nexon EV is expected to get a range of about 300 km and features like quick charging.
Tata Altroz EV
The Altroz EV was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show where it wowed the onlookers. The advanced EV from Tata will share its platform and design language with the regular Altroz hatchback but it will be powered by a Permanent Magnet AC Motor that will come with a single-speed gearbox. The battery on the Altroz EV can be charged up to 80% in just 60 minutes and the car will have an estimated range of about 250-300 km. Expect the launching to be done somewhere in 2020, probably during the third quarter. As for the price, Tata is planning to put the base variant under Rs. 10 lakh price mark.
Mahindra Thar will be launched in an all-new avatar and the SUV has already been spotted testing on the roads multiple times. It will be much bigger than the current version of the vehicle and will get different variants including soft-top and hardtop. It will get front-facing rear seats and will be powered by an all-new 2.0-litre engine that will comply with BS6 compliance.
Mahindra Scorpio will be launched in an all-new avatar in the Indian market in the coming time. The Scorpio has been one of the main products in Mahindra’s model lineup for nearly two decades now. It will get a generation update next year, something that was long due. The spy shots of the new Scorpio hint towards a more muscular design and the SUV will be larger in size too. The new-gen Scorpio will be underpinned by a new platform that will also be used on the new Thar. The exterior design will be on the lines of the current design but with enough changed to make it feel fresh. The cabin of the new generation Scorpio is likely to feature large touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control and parking cameras among others. Mahindra will use an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be found on the Thar and the XUV500 as well.
The XUV500 has been going on for long without a major update and the same is set to happen in 2020. Spyshots of the new XUV500 have already surfaced and they show that the SUV has a similar silhouette. Mahindra has taken the evolutionary rather than revolutionary route in terms of design. In terms of body dimensions, the new XUV500 will be larger in size and will get an updated front end design apart from cabin upgrades. Also present will be an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will churn out around 180 Bhp of power on this SUV. Both automatic and manual gearbox options are expected on the new XUV500.
Mahindra e-KUV will be the entry-level electric vehicle from the Indian manufacturer. It will be showcased at the Auto Expo and will look similar to the regular version of the KUV. The all-new vehicle is likely to become the most affordable electric vehicle in India. It will get powered by 250km – 300 km range battery pack. However, the vehicle will offer a great acceleration with 0-100 km/h time of around 9 seconds.
Mahindra XUV300 EV
Mahindra will launch the electrified version of the XUV300 in the Indian market. It will get around 250 km of range and will be able to reach a top speed of 160 km/h. The car will offer a good acceleration too. The XUV300 EV is expected to be launched in two different versions – short range and long-range.