Tata Motors has been one of those manufacturers who has launched a range of facelifted versions of their existing models along with new models. Earlier this year they introduced two new models into the market. One was Tata’s first ever premium hatchback Altroz and the other was their first electric SUV Nexon EV. Both the models are doing well in the market along with other existing ones. In comparison to last year, Tata has also gained popularity in the market post lockdown and the same is reflecting in their sales as well. Tata Motors is working on many new models and here is the list of vehicles that they are expected to launch in the next 6 months.
Gravitas is basically a 7-seater version of the Harrier that we already have in the market. Tata had showcased it at the Auto Expo earlier this year. In terms of design, Gravitas looks slightly different from the rear when compared with Harrier. It is based on the platform as Harrier but, is expected to be longer and taller than Harrier. This is done to make more space for the third row seats. It will be using the same 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of torque. It will come with manual and automatic transmission option. As mentioned above, Gravitas is a 7-seater SUV and will compete with SUVs like MG Hector Plus, next-gen XUV500 and upcoming 7-seater Creta.
Another SUV that Tata showcased at the expo was HBX. The micro SUV will compete with cars like Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Maruti Ignis and upcoming Hyundai AX1 micro SUV in the market. It has been spotted several times with heavy camouflage on our roads. The design of Hornbill or HBX is expected to be a mix of Harrier and Nexon. It is expected to get a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine with manual and AMT gearbox options. It is not known whether Tata will offer it with a diesel engine.
Tata Hexa BS6
last year, there were rumours that Tata will be discontinuing Hexa from their line-up but, Tata responded to it by confirming that they will be offering a BS6 version of Hexa in the market. Tata does not offer the Hexa in the market currently but, the BS6 version has been spotted testing on our roads months ago. It is also expected to be launched in the market some time later next year. It will be powered by the same 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine. In the BS6 version, it looks like Tata will be offering the 4×4 option even with the automatic version.
Tata Altroz EV
Tata launched their first long range electric SUV Nexon in the market this year and it has been doing well. Tata has sold over 2,000 units of Nexon EV in the market so far. It is currently the cheapest electric SUV available in the market. At the Auto Expo this year, Tata had also showcased the EV variant of their premium hatchback Altroz.
There is a possibility that Tata might launch it in the market especially after Nexon EV’s successful run. Once launched it, would be the only premium electric hatchback in the segment. In terms of design nothing is expected to change instead of gloss black inserts, it would get electric blue garnishes. It is expected to offer a similar driving range as Nexon EV but, is expected to be priced slightly cheaper than Nexon EV.
Tata Altroz Turbo
Tata Altroz is currently one of the popular premium hatchbacks in the country. It is the only car in the segment to have scored a 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test. Tata is currently working on a turbo petrol version of Altroz. it would be powered by a 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine. This is the same engine that is seen in Nexon petrol SUV. It would probably in a lower state of tune in Altroz.
Tata Altroz Automatic
Apart from introducing a turbo petrol engine, Tata will also be introducing a 7-speed DCT gearbox with this engine. It will be the second car in this segment to get a DCT gearbox after i20. There is a possibility that even the diesel version of the hatchback might get an automatic transmission.