Tata Motors has released another teaser for its upcoming EV concept, which looks like its upcoming coupe-style midsize SUV
It is no secret that Tata Motors is working on a new mid-size SUV for the Indian market, which will fit between Nexon and Harrier in the brand’s lineup. It looks like the domestic automaker will launch this upcoming SUV on April 6 as an electric concept car. The latest video teaser for this upcoming EV concept gives us some clues about the exterior design.
The SUV appears to have a split headlamp setup, with LED DRLs extending horizontally across the front edge of the bonnet. On the front bumper we also see triangular LED lights. We also get a brief glimpse of the sloping rear windscreen and sporty roof-mounted spoiler. The SUV seems to have a coupe-inspired design, which we were already guessing.
Other design elements seen here include roof rails, air vents, unique alloy wheels (with the Hubbe brand logo), and an EV badge. However, these distinct elements cannot be explained because most of the designs are hidden here. That said, the idea is that EVT looks pretty interesting and we’re definitely excited to reveal it!
Tata’s production cars are usually not too far from their concept version, at least in terms of exterior design. As such, we expect that the concept EV is not a design study, but a model that will appear as half (or more) at the development stage.
Tata’s upcoming mid-size SUV will be available with an IC engine as well as an all-electric powertrain. The EV version is expected to be the first to compete in the Indian market like Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV, probably early next year. We hope that the manufacturer will reveal the technical features of this electric SUV at the time of unveiling the concept.
The IC engine version will come later, probably in the second half of 2023. It is expected to have two powerplant choices – a 1.5L turbocharged petrol unit and a 1.5L turbocharged diesel unit. Both manual and automatic gearbox options will be offered here. The IC engine version of this upcoming Tata SUV will compete with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, etc.