Tata Curvv electric SUV coupe concept will spawn a midsize SUV coupe within the next two years; based on a gen2 platform
Tata Motors has today unveiled its all-new electric SUV coupe concept known as Curvv online. It is the conceptual version of the midsize electric SUV coupe based on the Nexon and it has bigger proportions than the sub-four-metre SUV as the X1 platform is reengineered and Tata calls it a gen2 architecture.
Since the midsize SUV coupe will also be offered in petrol and diesel engines in the near future, the concept also previews the ICE version’s design to some extent as well. The production-spec Nexon electric SUV coupe is believed to launch only in late 2023 or in early 2024 and it will be positioned above the existing Nexon EV.
The Nexon EV is currently the best-selling passenger electric vehicle in the country and the brand recorded its highest ever EV sales last fiscal. The homegrown manufacturer also has the highest market share in this particular space and will be looking to build on the momentum created with the upcoming SUV coupe that could have several commonalities with the Nexon EV.
The Tata Curvv SUV coupe concept has a sleek styling, a thin LED strip covering the width of the vehicle, triangular lighting elements, a heavily raked roofline, short overhangs, futuristic alloy wheels, a compact rear profile with sculpted bootlid, EV badging, etc.
Most of the styling elements will take a conventional route while grafted onto the production model and it will have a longer wheelbase and overall length courtesy of the revisions to the X1 architecture and will compete directly against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, Nissan Kicks and the likes in its ICE avatar.
It will reportedly be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine paired with a manual and an automatic transmission option. As for the performance, the electric version is expected to use a large Li-ion battery pack and the gen2 platform is capable of accommodating high-density more efficient Li-ion battery packs with a claimed range of 400 to 500 km.
In addition, regenerative braking tech and selectable harnessing levels with different drive modes are also expected while vehicle-to-load and vehicle-to-vehicle charge transfer will also be possible alongside modern connectivity features and OTR updates. The cabin could have minimalistic use of physical buttons to enhance the premium vibe.
The production model will rival the recently facelifted MG ZE EV and the upcoming Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV. The interior of the Tata Curvv Concept boasts many attention to details elements including a unique dashboard with metallic accents, a floating touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, an all-digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a large rotary dial, etc.