The Sierra was a real first SUV from Tata Motors. Launched in 1991, this SUV marked the entry of the Mumbai-based automaker to the passenger vehicle segment. Though it was discontinued in 2000, its fan following has only grown from there on and it has garnered a cult status over the years.
Recently, Mr. Pratap Bose, head of design in the company, revealed that the Sierra and the Sumo are the two cars he’d like to revive. That is, with some modern design basics, to keep in touch with the current market. This has led us to think about how the Sierra could look like if Tata Motors finally decide to bring back the SUV.
Our rendering artist Mohammed Afraz has come-up with a imagination of what a three-door SUV from Tata Motors would shape-up like. This is about the Sierra getting Tata Motors new ‘Impact 2.0 design’ theme. The front-end draws design cues from the upcoming Harrier SUV while the body-work revived from the previous-generation model.
We can see the Sierra in a three-door layout, with glass housing dominating the rest of the body. At present, there is nothing like it in the Indian market and its launch could make it a unique product. Tata Motors at present, do not have any plans of bringing the Sierra back to the market soon.
Even if they do think of it, the Sierra looks likely to be launched in a 5-door version instead of a 3-door one to make it more practical. At the current market scenario, the Tata Sierra can be positioned as an off-road SUV and sit below the upcoming Harrier mid-size SUV. It will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy and the Mahindra Thar as a capable daily off-road vehicle.
For now, what do you think about the three-door variant? Do you like it more than its brother Harrier? Leave your comments below! Haa Ya Naa…
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