Tata Motors has seen good growth in sales thus far. Models like the Tiago, Tigor and Hexa have been heading the automaker’s growth currently. Recently, the company launched their much-awaited compact SUV, the Nexon, which may also look like another winner.
To keep the momentum going, Tata Motors is planning to launch as many as 5 new cars by 2020. The home-grown manufacturer has recently announced that they will showcase the pre-production model of two new upcoming SUVs and a hatchback at the 2018 Auto Expo, meaning that the cars are not far away from launch.
The first of the two SUVs is the Q501, which will arrive in the 2018-19 fiscal. In terms of features, the Q501 will borrow many Land Rover components, and will rival the Hyundai Creta. It would be interesting to watch if the Safari nameplate is used on the Q501/ Q502 or a new branding.
Next on-line is the Q502, another car jointly developed by Tata and JLR. This will also sit below the Hexa but will be more premium than the Q501. It will rival the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson. Both the Q501 and Q502 will feature Tata ‘IMPACT’ design philosophy and will be powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engines sourced from Fiat.
The Nano-maker also has plans to launch a premium hatchback, codenamed X451. The X451 will be based on the all new Advanced Modular Platform (AMP) and will carry the ‘IMPACT’ design theme as well. Expected to launch sometime in 2019, the X451 will be a premium hatchback competing with the Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20.
By the end of this decade, Tata Motors will roll-out the Maruti Ciaz rival here, which is not named yet. This car is specifically designed keeping Indian conditions in mind. Both the premium hatchback and the sedan will be powered by a new 1.5-litre diesel engine, also the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, both of which are seen on the Nexon.
Last but not the least is a Nano based car, internationally known as the Pelican hints at a late-2018 launch. It will be a more powerful and feature loaded Nano which will also carry a bigger engine as well. These five launches could well give Tata Motors big-sales, but it remains to be seen if they are launched as per the scheduled.
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Source: ET Auto