The company is planning to introduce a slew of new cars in the Indian market to strengthen its position and expand its portfolio. These upcoming models include a hatchback, and SUVs, along with some electric vehicles, all of which are expected to arrive in 2023.
1. Tata Altroz EV
Tata showcased the all-electric variant of the Altroz premium hatchback at the Geneva Motor show in 2019. The Tata Altroz EV is based on the same ALFA platform which is compatible with electrification. The electric premium hatchback is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2023.
The Tata Altroz EV is expected to borrow many features from the already launched Nexon EV such as the same electric powertrain, PDU (Power distribution unit) and battery pack. The car is expected to come with connected car technology which lets you access the car’s stats such as the remaining battery, and charging history and even locate the nearest charging stations for you.
The Tata Altroz EV is expected to be priced around Rs 12- 15 lakhs in India.
2. Tata Punch Turbo
Tata Motors launched the Tata Punch in India on October 18 2021. Since then, it has been a great hit in the market. According to the latest data, Tata has sold 10,027 units of Punch last month.
Tata is likely to launch a turbo petrol engine powered Punch by March. Reports suggest that it could be offered in the ‘Accomplished’ and ‘Creative’ variants.
At present, the Tata Punch is powered by a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-3 petrol engine, with 86 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of maximum torque. The same powertrain does the job on the Tiago, Tigor, and Altroz as well. Transmission choices consist of a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT.
In terms of features, the Tata Punch Turbo is expected to come loaded with projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED taillights, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, a semi-digital instrument cluster (with 7-inch MID), a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, push-button start/stop, rear parking camera, automatic climate control, cooled glove box, puddle lamps, etc.
3. 2023 Tata Harrier
Tata Harrier made its debut back in 2019 and has received numerous colours and editions in its lifetime but it’s now due for a big facelift.
The updated Tata Harrier was recently spied testing on Indian roads. The car was completely camouflaged but from whatever we could see, the Harrier gets extensively reworked front fascia with a new grille and air dams both.
We can also notice a radar in the front to house the all-important ADAS features. We will most likely also see a set of new LED headlights and LED DRLs.
The car also gets a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels and at the rear, it is expected to get some minor tweaks to the bumper.
The car is also expected to get a bigger touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech. Other expected features include a 360-degree camera, a fully digital instrument cluster and many more.
Talking about the engine, the updated Harrier will retain the same fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine, which produces 170 bhp of power and 350 Nm of torque and will be offered with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic. It is also expected to get a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine rumoured about for a long now.
4. Tata Safari Petrol
The Tata Safari Petrol was recently spied testing on Indian roads. It is expected to be launched in the Indian market in 2023. The new model could be offered with the brand’s new 1.5L turbocharged Revotron petrol engine delivering power around 160bhp and 250Nm of torque. Similar to the diesel version, the Safari petrol will come with the 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox options.
In terms of features, no changes are expected. Creature comfort features like an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, iRA connected car tech, a panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, LED headlamps, a semi-digital instrument console and much more.