Tata Motors pulled off a surprise at the 2020 Indian Auto Expo, when they brought back the Sierra SUV. However, the Tata Sierra that has made it to the Auto Expo 2020 is a concept, and there’s no indication yet, of a production future. Tata Motors is likely to have brought back this iconic nameplate in a concept car to see the reactions of show goers, and perhaps take a call later on whether to productionize the SUV. For now, the Tata Sierra concept SUV looks more like a tribute to the original Sierra, which heralded Tata Motors’ foray into the compact SUV market in the 90s. here are some pictures of the Sierra concept straight from the Tata Motors pavilion at the Auto Expo 2020.
The Tata Sierra concept is clearly a homage to the original version, and the large glass area that makes up half of the SUV’s rear is an indication of this. From some angles, the Tata Sierra concept also seems inspired by the Land Rover Discovery and the Defender models. Don’t be surprised if Tata Motors actually used one of Land Rover’s platforms to put together a production version of the Sierra sometime in future.
The traditional two door layout of the Sierra has been carried over to the concept, which gets Tata Motors’ new design language up front, inspired by the likes of the Harrier and Gravitas SUV models. Overall, the design is a blend of curves and muscular styling elements, which gives the Sierra concept an outdoorsy look and feel, much like what the original Sierra’s design. Most old timers who’ve grown up with the original Sierra around would appreciate it.
Tata Motors does not have a single 4X4 SUV in its line-up currently, and those looking for a sturdy, go anywhere vehicle are having to look elsewhere. Something like the Sierra concept could fill this void if put into production, and establish Tata Motors in the lifestyle SUV space – a small but growing segment that will soon see the re-introduction of the Mahindra Thar on an all-new platform, with many new features and creature comforts.
It’s a lifestyle market such as this that the Sierra can focus on if re-introduced. For now, no details about the Sierra’s platform or mechanicals have been revealed. Do keep an eye out on this space as we try and bring you additional information about the Tata Sierra concept, and its chances of making it to the production floor.