Tata has shown its intentions to expand into the EV segment with its current EVs and upcoming EVs like the Curvv, Avinya, Harrier EV, etc. However, Tata knows that it can’t abandon its petrol/diesel cars right away. It plans to bring 7 petrol/diesel cars in the next few years. Let’s talk about the upcoming Tata cars.
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The Curvv is going to come with EV and ICE powertrain options. Its EV version is expected to come by mid-2024, and its petrol/diesel version by the end of 2024. Under the hood, the petrol/diesel version is expected to come with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol (123bhp/225Nm), 1.5-litre turbo petrol (168bhp/280Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel engine (113bhp/260Nm). Feature-wise, we can expect the 12.3-inch infotainment, 10-inch digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof, Harman audio system, ADAS, 6 airbags etc on the Curvv. Once launched, the Petrol/diesel Curvv will take on rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, Skoda Kushaq etc.
Last year, Tata launched the much anticipated Harrier/Safari facelifts. A lot of people expected Tata to launch a petrol engine option on the facelifted models, but that didn’t happen. Instead, the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol is expected to debut on the Curvv petrol and then is going to make its way onto the Harrier/Safari. This engine is capable of producing 168bhp and 280Nm of torque. Barring the engine, we don’t expect any changes in the exterior and interior. The Harrier/Safari petrol could be launched by the end of 2024 or early 2025. The starting price of both SUVs could get lower due to the new petrol engine.
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Upcoming Tata cars – Punch facelift
The Punch has been a blockbuster hit for Tata Motors. It recently also introduced the Punch.ev with new interiors & features. All these updates are also expected to come on the petrol Punch. In the facelift, the Punch could get a new design that will differentiate it from the Punch.ev. The interiors could also get a 10.25-inch floating infotainment system and other features like a new digital instrument cluster, touch-based HVAC controls, wireless charging, 6-airbags and an air purifier. We don’t expect any changes under the hood, and it should continue with the same specifications. The Punch facelift is expected to be launched by mid-2025.
Tata is expected to bring the facelift and racer edition of the Altroz. First, we could see the facelifted model and then a racer edition based on the same car. In the facelift, we could see changes like a new design with LED headlamps, new alloy wheels, and even connected LED tail lamps on the new Altroz. Inside, we may see a similar dashboard design but Tata Motors could add new features like a bigger 10.25-inch infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, six airbags, wireless charging, etc. The facelift should continue with its current engine options. Only the Racer edition could get the 1.2-litre turbo petrol from Nexon. We expect both the facelift and Racer model to be launched in the second half of 2024.
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Upcoming Tata cars – Sierra
The legendary Sierra nameplate made a grand comeback at the Auto Expo 2023. Like the Curvv, the Sierra is expected to come in EV and ICE avatars. It remains to be seen how Tata achieves it as the Sierra EV is going to be based on the skateboard Acti.EV platform. Tata will need to make some changes to accommodate the ICE powertrains. The Sierra petrol/diesel could be powered by a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. It remains to be seen if Tata offers 4×4 capabilities on the ICE version as it is going to do on the EV version. The rest of the design could get some minor changes to differentiate it from the EV version. In the interiors, the Sierra is expected to offer roomy and spacious interiors. Sierra EV is expected to be launched sometime in 2025 and the ICE version could be launched after that only.