Here's a neat imagination of the Tata Estate EV concept from a Pune-based design firm.
Tata Motors showcased the Sierra EV Concept at the Auto Expo 2020. The concept vehicle grabbed a lot of eyeballs but some of us did wish for a reincarnation of the original Sierra’s mechanical twin, Tata Estate. However, had a concept version of the Estate were to be parked alongside the Sierra EV, here’s how it would've looked like. This neat rendering is courtesy a Pune-based design firm – Sankul Design. According to the design house, they’ve tried to incorporate original Estate pedigree and the modernness of Impact 2.0 design language in a perfect blend. As per the firm, the design is a tribute to Mr. Ratan Tata as the Founder of Sankul design has worked in Tata’s design team for about 12 years.
Tata Estate EV concept design team involves – Maithilee Apte – Research and CMF Design, Prashanth Vantimitta – Transportation Design, Vijay Kumar – Transportation Design, Arghyadeep Ghosh – Transportation Design, and Anand M Kulkarni – Vision and Design Direction.
Starting from the front, the Estate EV concept features a humanity line, while the grille has reduced in size. The lower-most portion of the front bumper features a clean dotted texture, which gives the face a futuristic appeal. On the sides, the design is as clean as it could be. The silhouette is inspired from shooting brakes unveiled by bigger German and Italian manufacturers. Also, the design used for alloy wheels is the best we have come across. It can be seen that tail lamps and headlamps extend to the front and rear fenders.
On the rear, an Altroz inspired black insert is added. It carries the Tata logo and also houses the tail lamps, which feature a Velar-like glow pattern. The interior of the car is still in development. The design firm claims that it will be a mix of the original Estate and the Sierra EV Concept, and will also feature a glass roof.
The concept also gets Rolls-Royce inspired suicide doors, where the rear one opens in opposite direction.
The Estate EV is imagined with Tata’s trademarked Ziptron electric powertrain. The firm believes that the Estate lacks the cult following that Sierra has, but, once the affinity that Indian audience has towards the SUV falls, Tata would focus again on the station wagons. Overall, the design is a nice mix of shooting brake and cross country design philosophy.