Tata Curvv is expected to launch in its EV guise first before the arrival of the ICE model sometime next year in India
Tata Motors is gearing up to launch a number of new models in the 2024 calendar year following the good reception for its latest launches such as the facelifted Nexon and Nexon EV, and the heavily updated Harrier and Safari. A few months ago, Tata also introduced the CNG variants of the Altroz and Punch, and the CNG portfolio will be further expanded.
The homegrown manufacturer has the Curvv, Punch EV and Harrier EV lined up for next year. The Tata Curvv holds plenty of significance for the brand as the ICE version will likely be positioned below the Harrier as a direct rival to the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, etc.
It will have an overall length of around 4.3 metres and will adopt the same design direction found in the aforementioned facelifts. In fact, the Tata Curvv concept unveiled in 2022 harbingered the new styling language before a close-to-production prototype greeted the public at the 2023 Auto Expo earlier this year.
Tata has already confirmed that the Curvv will be launched in its EV avatar first and it will be followed by the ICE variant. The former will arrive in the first half of next year and the latter likely in H2 2024. The Curvv EV and the Harrier EV will have a claimed driving range of well over 500 km on a single charge and they could get V2L capabilities as well.
At the biennial Auto Expo, Tata also showcased a new turbo gasoline mill, which is said to be offered in the Harrier and Safari as well in the near future. The Tata Curvv will more likely get the same 1.5L four-cylinder turbo GDI petrol mill kicking out a maximum power output of around 170 PS and 280 Nm, and it will be paired with a manual or automatic transmission.
The Tata Curvv could get a CNG option to compete against the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder in the future. The midsize SUV coupe has been caught testing multiple times on public roads and it will boast a premium interior with features such as a large touchscreen, digital cluster, 360-degree camera system, ADAS, etc.