Check out this brilliant looking Tata Sierra which has been restored to a near-stock condition almost perfectly.
Tata Sierra is one of the most iconic vehicles ever to be made in India. Built on the same Mercedes-sourced ‘X2’ platform as the Telcoline pickup truck, The Sierra was an extremely tough and capable vehicle, both on- and off-road. Sadly, the vehicle was only sold from 1991 to 2000, which means the enthusiasts of now cannot get their hands on one. There are, however, some restored examples out there which look like brand new models!
The pictures you see here were posted by Vivekananda Reddy on Tata Sierra Cars Club’s Facebook page. We can see the Sierra in all its glory here, restored to nearly its stock condition. At the front-end, the grille has multiple horizontal slats and is flanked by a pair of rectangular headlamps and the. The front bumper is placed quite high, painted in black, and integrates into the wheel fenders at the side. The car sports alloy wheels on all fours, and leave a decent amount of travel left in the wheel arches. The rear quarter glass is huge, stretching from the mid of the car to the end, the B- to the C-pillar. This is made possible by the lack of rear doors. There’s also a pair of roof-rails at the top, which complete the utilitarian look of the car.
The Tata Sierra was available with a Peugeot-sourced 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4, diesel engine. This engine was capable of generating 63 PS and 118 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. It came paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Near the end of its production, a turbocharged version of the same 2.0-litre diesel was also introduced, capable of generating 88 PS. The Sierra, however, was not as popular as Tata Motors (TELCO at the time) had hoped, and thus the car was discontinued in 2000.
At the 2020 Auto Expo, Tata Motors had showcased the Tata Sierra EV concept. While not confirmed at this point, the Sierra EV might be put into production as the next-generation Sierra. This could be a great addition to Tata Electric vehicle line-up, which currently only includes Tata Nexon EV and Tigor EV (fleet operations only).