Keeping up the pace, Tata Motors will launch 4 SUVs in the coming months, including 3 facelift models and a CNG fuel option in the Punch
Tata Motors is working its way up by constantly introducing new models in the market. Along with this, updating the current line-up is the need of the hour, as it brings a fresh appeal to the vehicle along with improving the overall product. So, the Indian carmaker is preparing to launch a total of 4 SUVs over the next 5 months in the Indian market. Let’s have a detailed look at the upcoming vehicles from Tata Motors.
1. Tata Nexon Facelift
The best-selling SUV from Tata Motors will soon receive a major upgrade in the form of a facelift model. For reference, this will be the second facelift of the Tata Nexon and will bring a drastic design overall package. To begin with, there will be plenty of changes to the design and it will be in line with Curvv ICE concept showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo. The latest spy shots suggest that we can expect a host of changes inside the cabin.
A completely new layout, coupled with the latest 10.25-inch infotainment system, a fully digital instrument cluster and 2 spoke steering wheel. In addition to this, we also expect the new 1.2-litre tGDi petrol engine with the updated SUV which will produce 125 bhp and 225 Nm of peak torque. Analysing the aggressive testing of the Nexon Facelift, it will likely launch around August 2023.
2. Tata Harrier and Safari Facelift
The flagship duo of Tata Motors are also due for a facelift as the current design seems quite dated. Test mules of both SUVs have been spotted out and about in India, hinting at their possible debut around the festive season of 2023. Talking about changes, the front fascia will get a complete overhaul with a new single-piece LED DRL running across the width and a fresh set of vertically stacked LED headlamps.
The rear too will get a few changes and the side profile will remain exactly the same, minus a new set of alloy wheels. Interiors will see an updated layout with a new larger 10.25 infotainment screen and instrument cluster, updated centre console, new gear selector and more. In terms of features, Level 2 ADAS will be a major upgrade, rest some minor feature revisions are highly likely. The powertrain department will be handled by the 2.0-litre diesel engine and the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit could debut at a later stage.
3. Tata Punch CNG
Showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo, the Tata Punch CNG will debut towards the end of 2023. 4th model in the brand’s CNG portfolio, the Punch will feature the latest dual-cylinder technology for CNG tanks. This technology features two tanks of a capacity of 30 litres each placed under the boot floor, thus leveraging plenty of storage capacity, which the regular CNG-powered cars miss out on.
Under the hood, the 1.2 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine will produce 77 bhp and 97 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Rest everything will remain the same as the regular petrol-powered Punch.