Tata Motors is working on a new range topping SUV that will sit above the upcoming Aria and is known internally at Tata as the 'Q501'.
According to Autocar India, the Q501 will be based on the same L550 platform that underpins the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
However, the new Tata SUV is expected to feature styling that is expected to be poles apart from the one found on the SUV from its British subsidary, Land Rover, to help give it a distinct identity when it goes on sale in India.
The Tata Q501 is expected to use the same Fiat 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine that will be found under the bonnet of the upcoming Jeep C SUV that will be produced at Fiat and Tata's Ranjangaon production plant. Both manual and automatic gearboxes will be offered to be paired with the new engine.
Tata's new flagship SUV is expected to hit Indian roads in 2018 and while its top end variant is expected to rival the Toyota Fortuner, the base variant is expected to give the Mahindra XUV500 a run for its money.