This modified Tata Sierra EV Concept is powered by a diesel engine and is ready to traverse the toughest of the terrain. Take a look at it here.
Tata Motors showcased the Sierra EV concept at the 2020 Auto Expo. The Sierra fans loved this move of the Indian carmaker and showed a lot of interest in the concept. It is expected to be the first Indian-made electric lifestyle SUV to go on sale in the country. Like its predecessor, it will come prepped to take on bad roads and go off the road when required. However, it will require some extensive modifications to hit those nasty and sketchy trails. First and foremost is a set of chunkier MT-spec rubber, and next it needs is increased ground clearance.
While the electric powertrain will have enough torque on offer, but it will limit the accessibility due to lack of EV infrastructure. Therefore, a diesel-powered Sierra concept would be an even better performer off the road. With all of these changes, here’s a rendering of modified Tata Sierra EV, which is made by Ayush Yadav. He has managed to fit in a lot of off-road essentials on the Sierra EV. It gets winch-compatible off-road bumpers, rock sliders, wheel cladding, and custom roof rails. It continues to get the wrap-around effect for the rear windows, which was the most-highlighted design element of the older Sierra.
The idea of a diesel-powered Sierra might sound appealing to some and appalling to many. Nevertheless, it may help Tata Motors with a product to rival the likes of recently-launched Mahindra Thar and upcoming off-roaders like Maruti Jimny and Force Gurkha. Somehow, the digital artist has also managed to plonk in solid axles at both the ends of the Sierra in the rendering. They not only look beefy but will provide the Sierra with a lot of articulation for off-road driving.
Tata Motors has been tight-lipped about the Sierra EV’s powertrain, but it is expected to come with a driving range of around 400 kilometres. The power and torque figures are likely to be higher than that of the Nexon EV. If the carmaker plans to launch a diesel-powered Sierra in the Indian market, it will probably be borrowing the engine from the Harrier, which puts out a peak power output of 170 PS and 350 Nm of max torque.