The Tata electric SUV concept is likely to build a mid-sized SUV coupe based on the Nexon by next year or 2024.
Tata Motors is just a few hours away from unveiling its all-new electric SUV concept and has teased it fairly to give an initial dose of what to expect from it. Undoubtedly, this will be a conceptual version of the mid-size electric SUV coupe based on the Nexon, and since the X1 platform is re-engineered, it will have a larger proportion than the sub-four-meter SUV.
Since medium-sized SUV coupes will also be offered in petrol and diesel engines in the near future, we can expect the concept to be a bit of a preview of the ICE version design. The production-spec Nexon electric SUV coupe is expected to launch only in late 2023 or early 2024 and will be on top of the existing Nexon EV.
Nexon EV is currently the best-selling passenger electric car in the country and the brand holds the record for highest EV sales in the last fiscal year. Indigenous manufacturers also have the highest market share in this particular space and they would like to build based on the speed with the upcoming SUV coupe so that it can have some similarities with the Nexon EV.
The Tata Electric SUV concept features a smooth styling, a thin LED strip that covers the width of the car before extending all the way to the wing mirror along the side of the bonnet, triangular lighting elements, steeply racked roof, small overhangs, futuristic alloy wheels, Rear profile, EV badging etc.
Most styling elements will take a conventional route when grafting into the production model and will have a longer wheelbase and overall length courtesy of the X1 architecture modification and will compete directly with Hyundai Creta, Kia Celtos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushk. , MG Astor, Nissan Kicks and their ICE incarnations
It will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-liter diesel engine coupled with a manual and an automatic transmission option. For performance, the electric version is expected to use the same 40 kWh Li-ion battery pack that will debut in the bound long-range Nexon EV for this month and may be able to compete in a demanding range of more than 400 kilometers. The facelifts recently include the MG ZE EV and the upcoming Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV.