Tata Cars At Auto Expo 2020: Harrier BS6, Gravitas, HBX Concept, Sierra EV Concept, Altroz EV & More
Tata cars at Auto Expo 2020: Tata Motors has stolen the show by showcasing a large array of products at the ongoing Auto Expo 2020. The Indian car manufacturer came with all guns blazing unveiling a number of products ranging from BS6 model launches, new products and future concepts.
The Tata Harrier BS6 was launched on the first (media) day of the Auto Expo 2020. The new Tata Harrier remains almost unchanged in terms of design, although it does get subtle updates, along with a brand new paint scheme as well.
However, the main update on the Harrier is its mechanicals. The new 2020 Tata Harrier now comes with a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre ‘Kryotec’ diesel engine, which now produces 30bhp more than its BS4 version. The updated engine now churns out 170bhp and 350Nm of peak torque and comes mated to either the standard six-speed manual or the newly-introduced six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. Tata Motors has finally included an automatic transmission unit on the Harrier. This should make the mid-size SUV better equipped to take on its competitors; all of whom already offer automatic transmission options.
The Tata Gravitas is essentially a seven-seater version of the Harrier SUV for the Indian market. Expected to go on sale in the coming months, the Tata Gravitas will be positioned above the Harrier in the company’s product portfolio. The new Tata Gravitas is 60mm longer in length compared to the Harrier, this allows for extra space for the third-row of seats. Apart from the increase in length, Tata Motors has also tweaked the design on the Gravitas, which helps instantly differentiate between the two.
The Gravitas SUV will come powered by the same engine as the Harrier BS6, even producing the same power figures as well. Once launched in India, the Tata Gravitas will rival the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the upcoming MG Hector Plus.
Tata Altroz EV
The Tata Altroz EV was another interesting product showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. The Altroz EV, as the name suggests, is the electric-powered version of the recently introduced Altroz premium hatchback
The Tata Altroz EV was first showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The new electric version of the premium hatchback will come powered by the brand’s latest ‘ZIptron’ powertrain, which currently powers the Nexon EV in the Indian market. Tata Motors has just showcased the Altroz EV at the event, with no official information either on its specs or expected launch date in the Indian market.
The Tata HBX concept is the latest iteration of the ‘H2X’ or ‘Hornbill’ concept first showcased at the previous 2018 Auto Expo. The Tata HBX will be positioned below the Nexon SUV in the brand’s product portfolio, once launched in India.
Tata Motors has confirmed that the HBX will go on sale in the Indian market this year, although an exact launch date or timeline is yet to be officially announced. It will rival the likes of the Renault Kwid, Maruti S-Presso and even the Mahindra KUV100. Once introduced, the Tata HBX is expected to be powered by the same engine which powers the Altroz; 1.2-litre petrol mated to either a manual or automatic transmission. However, the automatic transmission might be introduced at a slightly later stage.
The unveiling of the Tata Hexa Safari Edition at the Auto Expo 2020, put to rest the rumours of the brand discontinuing the seven-seater SUV from its lineup. The Tata Hexa Safari Edition will go on sale later this year, confirming that the Hexa model will continue to be on offer by Tata Motors.
The Tata Hexa Safari Edition comes with a host of cosmetic updates, both to its exterior and interior. While the overall design is identical to the current model, the Safari Edition does feature a number of blacked-out bits, including the alloy wheels and front grille; among others. It also comes with ‘Safari Edition’ badging all around. The interiors of the new Hexa comes with a more premium dual-tone black/beige cabin as well, along with a number of new features expected.
The Tata Winger BS6 update has been unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020. The new Tata Winger is a popular people mover, which now receives the brand’s latest ‘Impact 2.0′ design language, following the Harrier and the Altroz.
The Tata Winger comes powered by a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 89bhp and 190Nm of peak torque. It is paired with a standard five-speed manual gearbox. The new (2020) Tata Winger is expected to go on sale in the Indian market, rivalling the likes of the Force Traveller and other such vehicles for commercial use.
Tata Motors brought back the ‘Sierra’ nameplate to the Indian market, by showcasing the all-new Sierra EV concept at the Auto Expo 2020. This is easily according to us the showstopper from the Tata Motors pavilion.
The Tata Motors Sierra EV Concept comes with a completely revamped design, while still paying homage to the iconic model from the 90s. Tata Motors just showcased the model, with no confirmation yet regarding its entry into the Indian market. The new Sierra EV Concept comes with a number of cool features and equipment, including swivel seats at the front, stylish steering wheel and a glass canopy at the back, reminiscent of the original Sierra estate.