Tata Sierra was introduced without any music system when it was launched in 1991. But, this example here gets a 9-inch Android-based touchscreen infotainment system. Take a look.
In the cars of the modern era, infotainment screens are growing an inch by every passing year. With the introduction of every new car, we get to see a new design or layout for the infotainment screen. However, this wasn’t the case in the early 90s. Back in the days, when Tata launched the Sierra, it came with no infotainment or music system, whatsoever. Nevertheless, we came across a Sierra on YouTube channel of Gupz Saini, which gets a massive 9-inch infotainment unit. Interestingly, this Android-powered stereo unit is mounted on top of the dashboard. With a similar floating design like the head units of Nexon and Altroz, it for sure looks good.
The touchscreen unit uses Android OS, thus offers BlueTooth connectivity and Android Auto compatibility too. The price of this infotainment unit as revealed by the owner is Rs. 10,000. Also, the fancy head unit has been coupled to an amplifier along with two sub-woofers, which are mounted in the boot of this Sierra. Furthermore, the interior gets music-sensing ambient lighting and a chandelier on the top. The interior is also wrapped in a tan shade of leather, which gives this Sierra an upmarket appeal. The dashboard of this Sierra gets a black-brown dual-tone treatment as well. On the outside, it gets a custom grille with a horse logo (Ford Mustang-inspired) in the centre and LED bulbs in for the headlamps.
Powering the Sierra is a 2.0L XD88 Peugeot-sourced 4-cylinder diesel engine. Initially, it was offered as a naturally aspirated unit. It belted out a peak power output of 63 horsepower. However, at a later stage, Tata Motors introduced a turbocharger on this engine, which bumped the power output to 87 HP. The transmission duties were taken care of by a G76 5-speed manual gearbox. Also, an electronically-controlled 4WD system was present on the 4x4 variants of the Sierra. It was also the very-first passenger car of Tata Motors, and it came equipped with features like air-conditioning, power steering, power windows, tachometer, and adjustable steering wheel.