Tata Motors has quickly gained popularity in the market with their new range of vehicles. The all-new cars starting from the Tiago have become quite popular in the market and has attracted a lot of customers. Tata is going forward with a strong model line-up and will launch many few cars and SUVs in the next 12 to 18 months to cover 90% of the segments. Here are eight new Tata cars that will be launched in India soon.
Launch date: 23rd January 2019
The Tata Harrier is the next big product from the brand that will be launched in the Indian car market. It is the first vehicle built on the Omega Arc platform, which is derived from the Land Rover’s D8 platform. The Tata Harrier is a 5-seater SUV and will compete with the likes of Jeep Compass and higher-end variants of the Hyundai Creta. It is uniquely designed with separate LED DRLs and headlamp cluster, which is positioned lower in the bumper. The Harrier is powered by the 2.0-litre Multijet engine from Fiat. It generates a maximum of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. Tata will not offer an automatic or 4X4 option with the Harrier at the time of the launch.
Expected launch: End 2019
The Harrier’s concept version was named as the H5X. Tata is also working on a longer version of the Harrier that would get three-row, 7-seats set-up. It will be based on the same platform as the Harrier but is expected to get a longer footprint. Tata may not change the wheelbase of the H5X but the front and rear overhangs will get extended to make space for an extra row. Also, it will look substantially different from the Harrier and would get a straighter roofline. Engine and transmission options are expected to remain similar to the Harrier.
Expected launch: Early 2020
Tata also showcased the 45X premium hatchback at the 2018 Auto Expo. It will be the first premium hatchback from the brand and would take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. The 45X will be the first car that will be based on the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP). Given the history of Tata Motors, the production version of the 45X may remain quite identical to the concept version. It is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine.
Tata Tiago EV
Expected launch: Mid 2019
Tata showcased the production version of the Tiago EV at the 2018 Auto Expo. The car is ready to be rolled out in the markets too. The Tiago EV looks identical to the regular version but under the hood, there are batteries and electric motors. It gets powered by a 40 Bhp electric motor and the torque output is not known yet. The Tiago EV is expected to be priced at around Rs. 8-9 lakhs.
Tata Tigor EV
Expected launch: Mid 2019
Tata Tigor EV can already be spotted on the roads and can be taken on rent. Tata has started supplying the Tigor EV to the government-backed ESSL in India. Tata and Mahindra won tenders to supply electric vehicles and many government officials have received the Tigor EV and have started using it. Moreover, Tata has also supplied Tigor EVs to the car rental company Zoom Car and individuals can rent them in Pune, Maharashtra too. However, Tata is yet to offer the electric sedan for the private vehicle buyers. Tata will start selling the Tigor EV to the individuals by mid-2019 and it is expected to be priced at around Rs. 8 lakhs.
Tata Nexon JTP
Expected launch: September 2019
Tata Motors and Jayem Automotive have joined hands to form the performance arm of Tata Motors, which is known as JTP. After launching the Tata Tiago JTP and the Tata Tigor JTP, Tata and Jayem Automotive are now working on the performance version of the Nexon. The sub-4-meter compact SUV will get similar updates. The performance version of the Nexon is expected to get a stiffer suspension set-up for sharper handling, body kit and more powerful petrol engine.
Tata Harrier automatic
Expected launch: August 2019
Tata will initially launch the Harrier only with a manual transmission. However, there is a great demand for automatic vehicles in the market right now and Tata will launch the automatic version of the Harrier later in 2019. Tata will pair the 2.0-litre diesel engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai. It is the same transmission that is available with the Tucson in the Indian market.
Expected launch: Early 2019
Tata has discontinued the Nano from the market but is working on the next-generation Tata Nano project codenamed as Pelican. The project was shelved when the Nano got discontinued from the market but Tata may just bring back the back to re-enter the segment below the Tiago. However, it is not confirmed if Tata will bring back the vehicle with an affordable price tag as Nano suffered a lot from the “cheap” tag it carried.