Tata Motors Working On A Maruti Ertiga-rivalling MPV

by Jatin Chhibber | 14/07/2020
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Tata is currently working on an all-new entry-level MPV. The upcoming Tata MPV is expected to be based on the Altroz and will rival the Maruti Ertiga

Tata Motors is currently working on a lot of new products. Earlier this year, the automaker introduced its first premium hatchback Altroz in the Indian market. Moreover, Tata Tiago, Tigor and Nexon have also received a mid-life facelift in January this year. The automaker will soon introduce the Gravitas (6-seater Harrier) in our market. Other than this, the carmaker is also working on a new Tata vehicle, which will be an all-new MPV based on Altroz. It’ll be an entry-level MPV and will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Ertiga. The all-new Tata MPV will be based on the company’s modular ALFA ARC platform.

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The upcoming Tata MPV will be powered by a petrol and diesel engine

The mechanical specs of the car are still under cover, but one can expect the carmaker to offer the same unit in its MPV as the Tata Nexon. The Nexon is powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron gasoline mill and a 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel motor. The former puts out power and torque outputs of 120 PS and 170 Nm, respectively, while the latter develops 110 PS of maximum power and 260 Nm of twisting force.

The engine comes paired with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT. The overall length of the MPV is likely to be less than 4,300 mm, which is the highest limit of this platform. Moreover, the exterior styling of the MPV will be based on the company’s Impact 2.0 design philosophy.

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The all-new MPV will be underpinned by Tata's modular ALFA ARC platform

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Even the design of the new BS6 Tata Winger is based on this philosophy. The interior styling of the new Tata MPV will also be inspired by the Altroz. One can expect the automaker to downgrade a lot of premium features like rain-sensing wipers and semi-digital instrument console. But, it’ll come loaded with safety features like driver & passenger airbags, ESP, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. Some reports even suggest that the carmaker is also working on the sedan version of the Altroz, which is expected to hit the Indian shores by late 2021 or early 2022. 

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