The Indian carmaker Tata Motors is planning to launch products aggressively starting from this-year. The company plans to introduce 12 new cars based on either Alfa or Omega designs in the next 4 years with different body types. The pipeline products will be offered in different power-trains such as petrol, diesel, hybrid and battery.
The Altroz is the first Alfa platform product. The luxury hatchback with an all-electric powertrain will be on-sale from later this-year. The design of the H2X mini SUV will also be based on the Alfa platform, but it will be positioned under the Nexon.
Tiago, Tigor and Nexon’s new generation will also be based on Alfa’s modular architecture. It is also predicted that the much-anticipated C-segment sedan will be based on the same platform that will take on Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna likes. The E-Vision sedan was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in a prototype form.
Now what’s interesting is a completely new body type for this segment, which is a SUV Coupe. The home-grown carmaker is designing an SUV Coupe based on a Omega platform that is shared with the Harrier and licensed from Land Rover. At the Auto Expo, Mahindra too had exhibited the XUV500 Aero concept, but then we never heard of it again.
The Harrier-based full-size 7-seater Gravitas will arrive in February-2020. The carmaker also plans to replace the Hexa with an MPV competing with the Toyota Innova. It will be an Innova-sized, Omega-based MPV. There’s also a lightweight MPV in the making to compete with Maruti Ertiga with the Alfa model.
Tata Motors is planning to launch a Hyundai Creta mid-size SUV. For the Alfa model, the product is too large and for the Omega platform too small. In this case, Tata is considering borrowing the platform for this mid-size SUV from JLR partner Chinese carmaker Chery, which will be the best fit.
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