Tata Motors will enter the midsize SUV segment in the near future in Indian market with Curvv, which will be offered in EV and ICE variants
Tata Motors has plenty of new launches in the pipeline, but most of those consist of updated versions of existing models, or new powertrain options for them. The manufacturer is only working on only a few all-new models, and the next one to see the light of day would be a new midsize SUV, named Curvv.
Tata Curvv will be positioned between Nexon and Harrier, with an expected length of 4.3 metres. It will be built on Tata’s Generation 2 platform, which has been designed to accommodate IC engines as well as electric powertrains. We expect it to have an upmarket exterior and interior design, with a coupe-syle design.
The upcoming Tata midsize SUV is expected to get a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor, which will be a four-cylinder version of the three-cylinder petrol mill available on Nexon. Other than that, it will get a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel powerplant option as well, which will likely be an updated version of Nexon’s diesel engine.
Tata Motors is also working on an electric version of this midsize SUV. The technical specs are a mystery, but speculations suggest that a range of 500 km will be offered. Also, the electric version of Tata’s all-new SUV will launch before the IC engine version!
We expect a lot of convenience and safety features to be offered on Tata Curvv. These should include a semi-digital instrument console, a touchscreen infotainment system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), iRA connected car tech, automatic climate control, power-operated ORVMs, auto-dimming IRVM, and perhaps even an electric sunroof.
Tata’s new midsize SUV is speculated to launch in its EV avatar around early-2023, with the IC-engine version arriving later that year. The electric version will be rival to MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric, while the IC-engine version will lock horns with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, etc.
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