Tata Motors has been doing well in the market and its recently updated Harrier has received a positive response from the auto enthusiasts. They started the new year with the introduction of the Altroz and the Nexon EV. Tata has also updated its Tiago and Tigor for 2020.
Tata was one of the Indian manufacturers whose line-up at the Auto Expo 2020 was compelling. Tata is planning to introduce 4 more cars by the end of this year. These cars will strengthen the portfolio of Tata and attract more customers.
Tata Hexa Safari Edition
As the BS4 Hexa is discontinued, Tata will soon be bringing back the SUV with some cosmetic changes and a BS6 compliant version of the 2.2-litre Varicor engine. The power output of the engine has gone up to 156PS while peak torque remains identical at 400Nm of torque. The SUV will now come with dual-tone Beige and Black interior theme and “Safari Edition” badging.
The Gravitas is basically a larger version of the Harrier which cam seat seven as against the latter’s five. It is longer, taller and wider than the Harrier but the wheelbase of both cars is the same. The rear overhang stretches more than the Harrier and there is a bulge in the roof to make space for the third row of seats. Tata Gravitas will be powered with the same engine that is performing on the 2020 Harrier which means the 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced diesel engine will produce 170bhp. The engine can be mated with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai. On the inside, there are differences such as you will be able to opt Gravitas with captain seats for the middle row.
Tata HBX was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and it was probably the car that generated the most hype from the pavilion of Tata. Tata says that the production version of the HBX is 90% ready so the production version should be introduced by the end of 2020. The micro SUV will be competing with the likes of Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Mahindra KUV NXT. It will be the second vehicle after the Altroz to be based on the Alfa platform. It is expected to come with BS6 compliant 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine and will be mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox.
Altroz Turbo Petrol
There have been recent sightings of a camouflaged version of the Altroz being tested on Indian roads. According to the online rumours, Tata will be releasing Altroz with a turbocharged petrol engine carried forward from the Nexon. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine may produce around 100-110PS and will be paired to a dual-clutch transmission. With this engine being introduced, it will make the Altroz the most powerful premium hatchback available in the market.
Tata has been introducing new cars to their line-up with powerful engines, safety equipment and features. The manufacturer is also known for its tank-like build quality which has been proved by GNCAP rating. Yes, Tata’s vehicles might cost a little bit more when compared to some of its competitors but we should consider the build quality and safety features that they are offering.
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