Tata Motors is all set to launch the new Nexon EV MAX in the country tomorrow. After the new Nexon EV Max, the homegrown automaker plans to launch 4 new cars in the country in the next 1 year. These models will comprise of 2 new EVs and facelifts of its existing models.
Tata Motors is preparing to give a noticeable mid-life update to its popular Harrier mid-sized SUV. If reports are to be believed, the new Tata Harrier facelift will arrive in the first half of 2023. The new model will come with advanced technologies, cosmetic design changes and a petrol engine.
Internally called the Project Q5MCE, the new Tata Harrier facelift will come with new front grille, revised headlamps and new set of alloys. The SUV is also expected to receive ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) and a 360 degree camera. The SUV is also likely to get a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is likely to produce around 150bhp. The petrol engine is expected to receive automatic gearbox, paddle shifters and multiple drive modes.
Tata Safari Facelift
Not just Harrier, Tata Safari will also receive a mid-life facelift in 2023. The company has already started testing the new Harrier and the Safari facelift. It will come with design changes, upgraded interior and advanced technologies along with a new engine option.
The new Tata Safari facelift is also expected to receive ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) with features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and others. The SUV will come with new instrument console, an updated touchscreen infotainment system and other features. Similar to the Harrier facelift, the new Tata Safari facelift is likely to get a 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine with automatic gearbox and a paddle shifters.
Tata Motors had showcased the pre-production version of the Altroz EV at the 2020 Auto Expo. The company has started testing the production version of the hatchback. It is expected to be launched before the end of this year. Compared to the ICE version, the new Tata Altroz EV comes with revised front and rear bumpers, a closed-off grille, air dams with star pattern, new alloy wheels with blue highlights and blacked-out section of the tailgate.
The Tata Altroz EV will also receive Blue highlights inside the cabin. It is expected to come with lighter upholstery and a rotary gear selector. The exact details about the powertrain option hasn’t been revealed. It is expected to receive Tata’s updated Ziptron electric technology that will be offered on the NEXON EV MAX.
Tata Punch EV
Tata Motors is also preparing to introduce the electric version of the Punch micro SUV, which is expected to be launched in 2023. It is expected to be the brand’s cheapest electric model in our market. It is likely to use the Ziptron EV powertrain technology that powers the Nexon EV and the Tigor EV. It is expected to get a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack powering a 129bhp, electric motor mounted on the front axle. The Nexon EV offers a claimed range of 312km on a single charge. The Punch based EV is likely to come with the updated electric powertrain offering an expected range of over 300km. Its power and torque outputs will stand at 100PS and 200NM respectively.