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Upcoming Tata Cars in India 2020-22

Tata Motors is rapidly expanding their lineup in the country and there is great evolution in overall design language as well. The company is looking to bring more and more products in different segment to raise up their position in the sales chart. Here is a complete list of upcoming Tata Cars in India in 2020 to 2022:

1. Tata Gravitas

Launch DateSeptember 2020
Expected Price14.7 Lakhs – 20 Lakhs
Engine Options1.5 L Petrol / 2.0 L Diesel
Seating Capacity6 / 7

Tata Gravitas first made its debut at 2019 Geneva Motor Show and for the first time in India, was showcased at the biennial event held at Greater Noida in February 2020.

Tata Gravitas

Tata Motors will launch the Gravitas at Rs. 1 lakh premium price over Harrier, expected to carry a sticker price of Rs. 14.7 Lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs (Ex Showroom). It will be pitched against the likes of MG Hector Plus and joined next year by Creta 7 seater and new gen Mahindra XUV500.

Exterior highlights includes split type headlamp unit, bigger 18-inch alloys, faux skid plates, side and wheel arch cladding. While one difference compared to Harrier is the removal of sloping roof in order to accommodate more headroom for the third row occupants. Gravitas has a more upright tailgate while other elements are similar to the seater.

The interior of Gravitas is also similar to Harrier but has a light theme which gives it a sense of space and airiness inside the cabin. Apart from this, there will be an additional row with the middle row being available in captain / bench seat options. 

Gravitas is 4,661 mm longer, 1,894 mm wider, height is 1,786 mm while the wheelbase is 2,741 mm which translates into 63 mm more length and 80 mm increase in height from Harrier. Wheel size is also 18-inch and not 17-inch while they share the same platform, OMEGA architecture.

Features and safety features will be carry forwarded from the Harrier with top features like powered driver seat, automatic ac, 8.8-inch infotainment system, JBL 9 speaker sound system, semi digital instrument cluster, leather seat upholstery, panoramic sunroof, HLA, TCS, ESP, auto dimming IRVM and 6 airbags.

The engine option lineup of Gravitas will include a petrol as well as Diesel engine option derived from Harrier albeit the latter misses out on a petrol mill. Below are the engine specs of Tata Gravitas:

  • The 1.5 litre petrol engine will make power more than 150 BHP, exact figures yet to be released. Transmission duties for this engine includes 6 Speed Manual and 7 Speed DCT automatic transmission.
  • The 2.0 L Diesel engine with 168 BHP and 350 NM of peak torque will also be on offer. The Kryotec diesel unit can be had with either 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission option. Like the other Tata cars, drive modes will be on offer.

Earlier expected to make April 2020 launch, now due to delay as of coronavirus, the 7-seater Gravitas will make way to the Tata showrooms by September 2020.

2. Tata HBX

Launch DateJanuary 2021
Expected Price4 Lakhs – 6 Lakhs
Engine Options1.2 L Petrol
Seating Capacity5

Tata HBX was showcased for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6, 2019 and also at the Auto Expo 2020. It is basically a micro SUV which will be placed below Nexon in the Tata’s SUV lineup but in terms of pricing, it will become the cheapest Tata car on offer in 2021.

Tata HBX (Hornbill) will be launched as a Maruti S Presso competitor in India with price tag of Rs. 4 lakhs to Rs. 6 lakhs (Ex Showroom).

In terms of looks and design, it borrows front profile from Harrier including split type headlamps setup with turn indicators at the top. Big skid plates are available at front and rear end. Full body cladding and the roof rails accentuates the SUV stance.

Moving on the inside, Tata HBX has got dual tone cabin theme with steering wheel, instrument panel and floating island infotainment system derived from Tata Altroz. Green accents surrounds the ac vents and have been used on the steering wheel as well as on the dash. As always, Tata Motors will provide lots of storage spaces and charging ports.

Top features that HBX will come bundled with are power foldable ORVMs, semi digital instrument cluster, adjustable front and rear headrest, cooled glovebox, all 4 power windows, Harman Kardon Sound System with 6 speakers, steering mounted controls.

HBX will share the platform with Altroz which is basically the ALFA architecture with which the hatchback outscored all the hatchbacks by grabbing perfect 5 star rating in Global NCAP safety test with excellent overall figures.

Dual front airbags, front seat belt with pretensioner and load limiter, ABS with EBD, Rear parking sensors with camera, follow me home lamps, Rear wiper and washer, rear defogger and speed sensing auto door lock makes up the safety list.

  • Tata HBX will derive the powertrain from Tiago and Tigor and like the two will be a petrol-only offering. The 1.2 litre Revotron petrol mill made available in HBX will be available with 5 Speed MT / AMT with power and torque figures of 84 BHP and 113 NM with ARAI mileage around 20.5 kmpl.
Tata HBX

Earlier scheduled for September 2020 launch, the introduction of the mini SUV has been pushed to January 2021 due to Coronavirus pandemic.

3. Tata Altroz EV

Launch DateMarch 2021
Expected Price10 Lakhs – 12 Lakhs
Battery / Range 30.2 kW / 250-300 kms
Seating Capacity5

Tata Altroz EV also made its first appearance at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show along Gravitas, Altroz and HBX. Also its range at the Auto Expo 2020 includes the EV hatchback as well.

Compared to standard Altroz, the electric version gets closed front grille, redesigned bumpers, EV badging, star pattern on the air dams at the lower bumpers, differently designed alloy wheels. 

Coming to the interior, Altroz EV doesn’t get transmission tunnel and there is rotary gear knob as well. Although electric parking brake was also present on the showcased variant (which the production spec Nexon EV misses out on), but it would be interesting to see whether the indigenous carmakers bring it with the upcoming electric hatchback.

  • Tata Altroz EV is going to use the company’s Ziptron technology which comprises of permanent magnet AC motor. It gets a single speed gearbox and 30.2 kWh battery pack that will have a claimed range of 250 to 300 kms. The battery pack can be juiced upto 80% within 60 minutes. Power and torque specifications of the Tata’s upcoming EV are yet to be revealed.

4. Tata HBX EV

Launch DateJuly 2021
Expected Price8.5 Lakhs – 10.5 Lakhs
Battery / Range 20 kWh / 200-250 kms
Seating Capacity5

After introducing the ICE powered HBX, Tata Motors will also bring an electric version of the mini SUV. It will have the front grille enclosed, certain tweaks to the bumper design and EV embossed on the front fender and rear and distinctive styling for the wheels. 

The interior will lose transmission tunnel and get a rotary gear knob as well which will give a sense of airiness in the cabin. The cabin theme might also be different from the standard HBX as well.

Feature list will be the same as Tata HBX as top features are electrically foldable ORVMs, touchscreen infotainment system, semi digital instrument cluster, 2 airbags, rear parking camera among others.

  • Like the Altroz and Nexon EV, HBX EV will also use Tata’s Ziptron technology which comprises of permanent AC magnet. The battery capacity will be 20 kWh with a decent range of 200-250 km on a single charge and with a DC fast charge, HBX battery can be filled from 0-80% under an hour.

The range that the HBX EV offers is still really good given the price at which the carmakers will launch it in India. At the time of introduction, HBX Electric will have a competitor in the form of Mahindra KUV100NXT EV.

In the Tata’s EV lineup, HBX EV will sit below Altroz EV and Nexon EV expected to carry a price sticker of Rs. 8.5 Lakhs to Rs. 10 Lakhs (Ex Showroom).

5. Tata Blackbird

Launch DateNovember 2021
Expected Price9.3 Lakhs – 15 Lakhs
Engine Options1.5 L Petrol / 1.5 L Diesel
Seating Capacity5

Tata Motors India already have a compact SUV and a mid size SUV in the form of Harrier. In order to fill the segment of Creta and Seltos, which is booming up like never before, the domestic carmakers will bring Blackbird SUV to join the South Korean twins.

It will neither be based on ALFA architecture nor OMEGA which underpins Harrier rather Tata Motors will borrow a platform from Chinese company, Cherry who have been trying to enter the market. Also the same Chinese company had a joint venture with Land Rover in their country as well.

The reason for not using either the platform is that Tata Motors tried to stretch out the ALFA platform (which forms base for Altroz) but weren’t able to do while it wasn’t possible either to shorten the OMEGA architecture as well. The length of Tata Blackbird will be somewhere around 4.2 m to 4.3 m.

Top features that the SUV will offer are leather seat upholstery, 8.8-inch infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, connected car technology, auto foldable ORVMs, push button start with keyless entry.

Safety equipment includes 6 airbags, TPMS, rain sensing auto wipers, Auto Dimming IRVM, all four disc brakes, traction control system, vehicle stability control, hill start assist and much more.

There will be 1 petrol engine and 1 Diesel engine on offer for the Blackbird SUV:

  • The 1.5 litre direct injection petrol engine is a new unit which will also power Tata Harrier. It generates power in excess of 150 BHP and peak torque is rated at around 220 NM. Transmission options are 6 Speed Manual and DCT.
  • 1.5 litre Revotorq Diesel engine comes directly from the Nexon compact SUV with the same set of power (108 BHP) and torque (260 NM). It gets 6 speed manual and 6 speed AMT gearbox.

Tata will launch the Blackbird at a competitive price of Rs. 9.3 Lakhs for the standard trim going upto Rs. 15 Lakhs (Ex Showroom) for the diesel top spec variant. It will undercut all the rival vehicles in the price aspect.

When launched, Tata Blackbird will find its competition with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Vision IN and VW Taigun.

6. Tata Peregrin

Launch DateEarly 2022
Expected Price7 Lakhs – 12 Lakhs
Engine Options1.2 L Petrol, 1.5 L Diesel
Seating Capacity5

Tata Peregrin, internally known by the codename X452, will be launched by the carmakers in early 2022 to take on the likes of C-Segment sedans including Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and Maruti Ciaz.

Tata Peregrin to rival Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid & VW Vento

The sedan will be based on IMPACT 2.0 design language and derives styling from the Jaguar car lineup. It gets sharp LED headlamps unit which integrates with front humanity grille. Main highlight is 16-inch very stylish alloys. Rear profile features Peregrin embossing and connected LED tail lights. Overall, the EVision sedan looks stunner in person. The sedan will get 80% similarity with the concept version.

The interiors of the sedan were revealed in the concept version but surely it will be evolution from the current design language. Wooden finish is used on the dashboard and the door handles. The steering wheel unit will be similar to one seen on Altroz, Nexon and all other Tata’s.

Instrument cluster is all digital. Infotainment system will be borrowed from Tata Harrier and size of around 8.8-inch. Although the concept version gets moonroof but for India, it will get electric sunroof only.

The platform which is found underpinning the Altroz hatchback with which the new offering by the carmakers has scored a perfect 5 stars in the Global NCAP.

Initially at the time of launch, Tata Peregrine will be available with 1.2 litre petrol engine and 1.5 litre Diesel engine but after 2-3 years, Tata Motors will introduce electric version of the premium sedan.

  • The 1.2 litre 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine derived from Nexon makes 118 BHP and 170 NM of torque. Transmission duties includes 5 speed MT / 5 Speed AMT.
  • 1.5 litre 4 cylinder Revotorq diesel unit is tuned to generate out 108 BHP of power and 260 NM of max torque. Like the petrol version, this mill will be offered with both the gearbox options.

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