Tata Motors has quite a few launches coming-up shortly, and they might be some premium products, going by the looks of it. Tata Motors will first launch the Kite Hatchback, the Kite Compact Sedan and then shift its focus onto SUV’s and MUV’s. After the Kite Twins are launched, Tata will be launching the Nexon Compact SUV and the Premium Crossover named Hexa.
After the launch of the Hexa, Tata was supposedly going to launch the Raptor, a project which initially generated lot of Interest from the general public. At the beginning of the Raptor Project, Tata had involved its Subsidiaries’ Jaguar and Land Rover in the development of the Raptor, which meant that it would be a really nice product, but the Attention soon fizzed-out as there was no further news from Tata Motors about the Raptor.
For those who are not in the know, the Raptor was a concept SUV which was first revealed at the Geneva Motor show, and it was a collaboration between Tata and Jaguar Land Rover. The Rugged SUV was supposed to sit below the Safari, in Tata’s product portfolio and was expected to lure customers from the Mahindra Bolero dominated segment of entry level SUV’s.
Well, it looks like Tata Motors has put the Raptor Project on the back track for now, as they intend to work on the facelift or the Sumo First. At this point in time, it is quite early for us to state the reasons as to why Tata put the Raptor project on Hold, but we are guessing it could be because of the Costs involved in developing an all-new SUV, and Involving Jaguar and Rover at that.
Watch space for more news about this.
(NOTE: The above show pictures is for representational purpose only, however, the actual Tata Raptor/Sumo facelift may defer from the model shown here.)
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