Tata Motors surprised many with its new IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy with the unveiling of its flagship SUV and premium hatchback concepts along with different versions of its current product lineup in India. The company will add a true-blue SUV, all-new premium hatchback and much more its portfolio. Let us take a look at the list of Tata cars at Auto Expo 2018 which gives us a glimpse of upcoming Tata cars in India.
Tata H5X Concept
Tata Motors unveiled the new H5X SUV which will be its flagship vehicle in its product portfolio. The new H5X thrilled many with its beefy and butch styling. The H5X has an excellent road presence with its sharper, bold and imposing design.
The new Tata H5X is developed on Tata Motor's new Omega platform derived from its British subsidiary Land Rover's LR chassis. The production-spec H5X was spotted several times in India and expected the Tata H5X launch later this year.
Tata 45X Premium Hatchback Concept
Tata Motors' second car based on the new IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy, the Tata 45X offers a glimpse of carmaker's new premium hatchback that rival the likes of the Maruti Baleno, the Hyundai i20 facelift, and the Volkswagen Polo.
Similar to the Tata H5X SUV, the 45X features a striking design that grabs attention immediately with its sharp and clean lines. Up front, the Tata 45X features the company's humanity line grille joining the two integrated headlamps. At the rear, the raked windshield and the futuristic-looking roof-mounted spoiler grabs your attention.
Tata Nexon AMT
The Tata Nexon is currently available with a manual gearbox option. Now, Tata will add the Automated Manual Gearbox (AMT) option to the Nexon SUV. Tata showcased the Nexon AMT at the Auto Expo which gives us more information and view of the new AMT gearbox for the Nexon.
The Tata Nexon AMT price is expected to be Rs 30,000 more than the manual versions. The new AMT gearbox is based on the 6-speed found on the petrol and diesel models of the Nexon. The new AMT gearbox features a creep mode to assist commuters in stop-go rush hour traffic, while one can switch to manual for more power. The Tata Nexon AMT will continue to come with three drive modes: Eco, City and Sport.
Tata Tiago JTP & Tigor JTP
Tata Motors showcased the performance versions of its best-selling hatchback Tiago and the sub-compact sedan Tigor at the Auto Expo 2018. Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP are the sports or the performance versions of the regular models. Both the cars were developed in alliance with Jayem Auto and carry the 'JTP' badge, possibly implying 'Jayem Tata Performance'.
Both the Tiago and Tigor JTP versions employ the 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine from the Nexon. The air-intake and exhaust systems have been tweaked for performance. The turbocharged unit churns out 109bhp and 150Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox with the gear ratios optimised for better performance.
Tata Tiago & Tigor Electric Vehicles
Tata Motors has been making massive strides in the electric vehicle (EV) segment in the recent past and wanted to bring a production version of EVs to India. The carmaker showcased the Tiago and the Tigor EV at Auto Expo 2018. Visually, both the vehicles are similar to their regular models but come with blue decals on the sides and 'EV' badging on the grille to signify its uniqueness.
The most significant difference to the regular model is, of course, the powertrain. The Tiago EV and the Tigor EV are powered by an electric drivetrain developed and supplied by Electra EV, a company established to develop and supply electric drivetrains for the automobile sector.
The Tata EVs draw power from a three-phase AC induction motor which produces close to 40bhp. Tata Motor did not reveal the driving range or the charging time of the EVs. While Tata Motors has begun supplying the Tiago EV and the Tigor EV to EESL, we are yet to know the price of the vehicles. We expect it to be in the range of Rs 10 lakh.
Tata Nexon Aero
Tata Motors displayed the Nexon Aero, a personalised or customised Nexon SUV. Tata Nexon buyers will soon have the option to customise the SUV and personalise it to their liking. The carmaker will offer two styling packages for the top-variant of the Nexon along with the opportunity to buy individual accessories.
The Nexon Aero comes with embellished with a body kit that adds a chunky design to the SUV. Also seen are side skirts, front and rear bumper protectors with red highlights, and an exclusive ‘liquid silver' colour scheme and piano black finish roof combo are the other factors that separate the Aero from the regular model. The interiors of the Nexon Aero also comes with several accessories with extensive use of gloss black plastics on the centre console, steering wheel, and dashboard fascia.
Tata RaceMo & RaceMo EV
The Tata RaceMo was first showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Tata RaceMo went on to bag the German Design Award in the Gold category for International Excellence in - Exceptional Product Design. Now, the RaceMo has made its Indian debut along with an EV version at the Auto Expo 2018.
The Tata RaceMo is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine churning out 187bhp and 210Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed AMT gearbox. The RaceMo can sprint to 100kmph in under 6 seconds from a standstill. The Tata RaceMo Electric Vehicle was also showcased; however, the carmaker has not revealed the specifications of the EV.
Thoughts About Tata Cars At Auto Expo 2018
Tata cars at Auto Expo 2018 was one of the best stalls with new and exciting products. The Tata H5X has attracted attention at the event, while the 45X to gives us a glimpse of upcoming Tata cars in India.