Tata Motors currently has one of the youngest car model line-ups in the Indian market. After the launch of the all-new Harrier in January this year, the manufacturer has launched the mildly updated Nexon and even the Tiago and Tigor. Tata Motors is currently working on launching new vehicles and we will soon see a slew of new cars and SUVs from the brand. Most of these cars will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Which cars are these and when are they expected to be launched? Well, details here.
Tata Harrier 170 PS
Expected launch: Early 2020
Tata Harrier has become a popular product in the market and currently, the brand is working to launch a new, BS6 compliant version of the Harrier. The upcoming Harrier, which gets a re-tuned version of the Jeep Compass’s engine has been caught testing alongside the Jeep Compass. Tata will offer the new Harrier BS6 with the updated 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.
Tata Nexon facelift
Expected launch: February 2020
Tata is currently testing the facelifted version of the Nexon in various terrains in India. The car was recently spotted in the Ladakh region with a new, split headlamp set-up. The car’s front-end is expected to be updated thoroughly and it will get new, bigger headlamps and a more boxy design. The Nexon facelift will get the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine options in the Indian market.
Tata Nexon EV
Expected launch: Mid 2020
Tata is also testing the Nexon EV in the high altitudes of Ladakh and it will offer a similar design as the facelifted version of the Nexon. The car will get IP67 rated waterproof lithium-ion batteries that are expected to keep the car going for around 300 km on a single charge. The Tata Nexon EV will also get connected technology that will allow the owners to track the percentage of the charge and other things in the Nexon EV. It will become the most affordable electric SUV in the Indian market when launched.
Expected launch: Mid 2020
Tata will also launch the seven-seater version of the Harrier in the Indian market, which will be based on the Harrier platform. It will offer a slightly different styling than the Harrier, especially from the side. However, mechanically, both vehicles will remain similar. The Tata Buzzard is expected to replace the Tata Hexa from the market. However, the Buzzard may not get the 4WD system that is available with the Hexa.
Expected launch: Late 2019/Early 2020
Tata Altroz will become the first premium hatchback from the brand in the Indian market. It will be launched against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The Altroz has now been spotted multiple times without the camouflage and it looks quite good in the production form. The hatchback will offer only a diesel-manual set-up initially and later, more options will be added to it.