From Maruti to Hyundai have made big launches on the first day of Auto Expo 2023. But the biggest explosion was done by Tata Motors. Where Maruti introduced its first electric car, Hyundai launched its Ioniq 5 electric car. At the same time, Tata Motors introduced 5 vehicles simultaneously. The special thing is that these include electric petrol and CNG cars.
Tata Harrier EV
After the Nexon, the company also introduced its Harrier SUV in the electric version. It looks quite similar to the Harrier with the ICE engine. But it has a futuristic look with clear lines and a closed grille. The front gets a new split headlamp setup. The side profile looks exactly like the Harrier, while the taillamps get some updates and design changes.
It will be an AWD vehicle, which could come with a dual-motor setup. It is based on the Gen 2 EV architecture, offering a better range and more power than the Gen 1 version.
Tata Sierra EV
Tata Motors also introduced the Sierra EV, which no one expected. It was shown in 2020 as well, but the current model looks closer to production. The Sierra EV has been updated and looks quite different from the concept showcased by Tata Motors. It has been brought in 5 door layout. The Sierra EV gets a completely closed grille and a more prominent bumper. A chrome stripe joins both headlamps. The Sierra EV gets blacked out C and D pillars and a large glasshouse at the rear.
The company first introduced Tata Curvv as an electric concept. Now the company has announced to bring it with a turbo-petrol powertrain. It will be obtained for sale in the Indian market in 2024. It is the first SUV coupe of its kind, which shows the futuristic design of the company. It gets a new-looking grille, sloping styled boot and squared wheel arches. The shoulder line is very strong, and the body cladding is thick. On the inside, it gets a layered dashboard, multiple screens and sharp design elements.
Tata showcased the all-new Avinya concept at the 2023 Auto Expo. It is based on the Gen3 platform. It will offer a range of at least 500 km with its Born Electric platform. Tata has confirmed that the car will be launched in 2025. However, further details on the vehicle have yet to be shared.
Tata Motors also introduced CNG versions of its popular models – the Altroz hatchback and the Punches mini SUV. The company still needs to disclose information about the launch of Tata Ultroz CNG and Punch CNG. Tata Ultroz CNG should be brought with a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine. While the Punch CNG will get a 1.2L 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine.