Tata Motors has unveiled its new Avinya EV concept. It is based on Tata’s new Gen 3 platform for pure electric vehicles that will be coming in future. The production-spec vehicles based on the Gen 3 platform will be launched in 2025. The driving range of these vehicles is expected to be more than 500 km.
Avinya means innovation in Sanskrit. The design looks like a hybrid of MPV and hatchback. It gets a new form of the Tata logo that acts as a new identity of the vehicle. Moreover, it defines the sheer width of the Avinya EV while also servicing as a LED Daytime Running Lamp. Having said that, the new logo is not expected to come on the new vehicles.
The design of the Avinya is quite unique and attractive. It is finished in a dual-tone shade of copper and black. There is no front grille because it is an electric vehicle. The front bonnet steeps quite a bit and forms the A-pillar. There are no traditional outside rearview mirrors. Instead, you get cameras. There are diamond-cut alloy wheels on the sides with a slit in the door sills.
From the side, the Avinya looks long and has a sleek look. In the rear half, you can see hints of Altroz. At the rear, there is a light bar that also forms the new Tata logo and stretches across the width of the car. The cabin has a minimalistic approach and lounge-like seating. It gets suicide doors that make ingress and egress easy. There are speakers integrated into the headrests, an aroma diffuser in the centre console and Tata has used environmentally friendly materials.
With the new concept, Tata Motors is emphasising how cars are becoming software on wheels. They want the technology to work in the background. Because of this, you would notice that the Avinya EV does not get any large infotainment system. Instead, everything is controlled via voice commands. We are expecting Tata Motors to work on their software and improve it.
There were three major things that were kept in mind while making the Avinya EV. They were disruptive technology, pure ev platform and innovative design. It is important to note that this is just a concept and as of now it does not seem that it will enter production.
The Avinya EV measures 4.3 metres in length but the space in the cabin is significantly more despite having the same footprint. The Gen 3 platform is essentially an electric skateboard platform. As we can see from the pictures, the wheels have been placed on the corners of the vehicle. So, the wheelbase will be quite long which should also help with stability. Because the platform has been developed for electric vehicles from the ground up, there is no transmission tunnel.
The batteries will be placed on the floorboard and they will be dust and waterproof. Tata Motors has said that they will be launching different products based on this platform, they will have different body styles and according to the requirement, the driving range will also be altered. Products based on the Gen 3 platform are expected to go on sale in 2025.