The new Tata Blackbird SUV will challenge the rivals like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos in the Indian market
The Tata Blackbird SUV is expected to make its Indian debut somewhere in 2023 and will be offered as a safe, comfortable, and practical midsize SUV in the market. While Tata is yet to share more details about this upcoming SUV in India, here are all the details about the Tata Blackbird that we know so far.
To start with, the new Tata Blackbird will be underpinned by the same X1 platform that underpins the Tata Nexon and is likely to get a coupe-like silhouette. The upcoming Blackbird SUV will be positioned between the Nexon and the Harrier SUV in the brand’s line-up and will be significantly longer and bigger than the Tata Nexon.
Having said this, the new Blackbird is expected to feature LED headlights at the front, a sleek front grille, and a tall bonnet to give it a rugged appeal. Likewise, it will boast a high ground clearance and plastic body cladding to complement the overall design language.
Inside, the new Blackbird SUV is likely to be offered with a feature-rich and spacious cabin. It is also expected to get a new and larger infotainment system with latest connectivity features including wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features like automatic climate control, digital instrument console, ventilated front seats, wireless charger, 360-degree camera, automatic wipers, rear defogger, and push-button start and auto-dimming IRVMs will also be offered with this new midsize SUV.
The new Tata Nexon-based Blackbird SUV is likely to be offered with two engine options – a new 1.5L turbo petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel engine. Both these engines will be offered with manual as well as automatic gearbox options and more details including official specifications will soon be shared by the brand ahead of the launch.
The Tata Blackbird SUV price in India is likely to start from Rs 10-12 lakh (ex-showroom) and once launched, it will rival the SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and MG Astor.