Tata Motors has been very aggressive in its new product development for quite some time now, starting from Nexon to the Harrier and the upcoming Altroz, which is based on an all new ALFA platform. The acronym ALFA stands for Agile Light Flexible and Advanced. This new platform along with the OMEGA platform, that is shared with JLR will be utilised in all the upcoming cars from the Indian giant.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
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To begin with, we can expect Tata H2X or Hornbill, followed by the new Nexon. We might even get a Creta rival, codenamed ‘Blackbird’ based on the inputs from Cherry, JLR’s Chinese partner. Further we might see one of the most anticipated things, a sedan from Tata Motors. A concept has already been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. It will rival the Honda City. Then there will be cars to rival the all-time compact sedan leader, Maruti Dzire. We may see an MPV, rivalling the Ertiga and a spacious hatchback to rival the Wagon R. In between these, there would be the Tiago and Tigor replacements. An EV is also expected.
Tata says that new cars coming from the ALFA platform will lie in the 3.7-4.3 m length bracket, with the SUVs and MPVs as wide as 1800 mm. The space will be the main factor here and Tata Motors might beat all its rivals. While most products will arise from the ALFA platform, we may see the premium ones based on the OMEGA platform. We can see three products from this platform-7-seater Gravitas, an SUV with coupe like roof and Hexa replacement.
Guenter Butschek, CEO has stated, “We will have 12 to 14 new top hats between ALFA and OMEGA in the next 3-4 years. We changed track halfway from doing a more limited platform to a more flexible architecture. Rather than merely have a platform with a limited range of top hats, we moved to an architecture that’s flexible in length, width, height, and which finally is going to give us a high degree of commonality. By doing this we also de-risk individual launches, create massive economies of scale, and, at the same time, help leverage the big initial investment better.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TATA MOTORS AT THE AUTO EXPO 2020?
Tata Motors have always been aggressive with the showcase of its concepts and new products. This Auto Expo too, Tata Motors has lined up a number of products:
Tata Altroz EV
After the recent launch of the ICE powered Altroz, a pre-production version of the premium hatchback. It will have a range of about 300 km. An early 2021 launch is expected. Tata is strongly working on expanding its EV range, with the Nexon launched recently.
The 7-seater version of the stylish Harrier has been on the cards for quite sometime now. First revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, 2019, the premium SUV will have an extra row of seats. It will be launched during the Auto Expo. It will be powered by a 2.0 litre diesel engine. Though the front of the flagship SUV remains identical to the Harrier, the rear will see a larger quarter glass. Along with that, there will be black cladding on the lower body, squared wheel arches, and a new set of alloys and roof rails.
Tata Harrier Update
New features, a new BS 6 engine, automatic transmission and sunroof are the additional features that will be available in the new Harrier. Apart from this, some new colour scheme might make its way.
Having debuted at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, we can expect a pre-production model of this micro SUV from Tata. Tata has released a teaser of the H2X (Hornbill) ahead of the upcoming Auto Expo. Once launched, its primary rivals will include Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100.
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