Tata Motors is going to launch 2 new cars in the country in January 2020. The carmaker is going to launch the long-awaited Altroz premium hatchback next month, which will be followed by Nexon Electric Vehicle. Besides these 2 new cars, the homegrown carmaker is going to unveil a few cars at the Auto Expo 2020.
If everything goes according to plan, then the car is going to unveil the production version of the H2X mini SUV, Altroz EV and the Gravitas at the biennial event. It is expected that the carmaker is going to reveal the concept version of an all-new compact SUV, Blackbird at the Auto Expo. The Tata Blackbird SUV is likely to be launched in India in early 2021.
The SUV is going to sit above the Nexon, but below the Harrier. This is where the Blackbird comes into the picture. The SUV is expected to be about 4.2-4.3m long. The new Tata SUV will fit in comfortably between the sub 4 meters Nexon and 4.6 meters long Harrier, at this length.
Tata Blackbird is going t0 be positioned on the ALFA platform. This is an elaborate platform, which will have cars which are 3.7 meters in length to cars that are 4.2 meters in length. The H2X as well as Blackbird, along with Altroz petrol and Altroz EV, are based on this ALFA platform.
Tata Blackbird features include a large touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink and digital instrument console could be making its way into the new Blackbird while in terms of safety, there would be multiple airbags, ABS and EBD along with brake assist.
Engine specifications on the new Tata Blackbird are not revealed but the car could include a BS-VI compliant 1.2 litre, turbo petrol engine tweaked to offer more power than Nexon. There could also be a 1.5-litre diesel engine as well as an electric engine when the car launches sometime in 2021.
To be priced between the Nexon (Rs 6.7 – 11.07 lakhs) and Harrier (Rs 13.01 – 16.87 lakhs), the Blackbird could carry a price tag between Rs 9.5 – 13.5 lakhs. In this price range, it will find itself competing with the Hyundai Creta, Maruti S Cross, Nissan Kicks, and Renault Duster.
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