Tata Revives Iconic Sierra Nameplate With A New Electric Concept!!
Tata is likely to fill the size gap between the Nexon and Harrier in 2021
The new concept retains classic Sierra styling.
It is based on the ALFA ARC platform which also underpins the Altroz and HBX.
The design study concept features iconic alpine windows and boxy proportions with a high ground clearance.
Tata to evaluate production-feasibility for new Sierra depending on customer response to the concept.
The production-spec model is expected to be offered with a choice of petrol, diesel as well as an electric powertrain options.
It seems the electric SUV segment will grow exponentially in the next couple of years in terms of choices available. For now, Tata has unveiled a new electric SUV concept at Auto Expo 2020 with the legendary moniker, Sierra.
Back in the 90s, Tata’s Sierra SUV was an aspirational offering with its three-door design and features like electric windows and power steering making it to the masses for the first time. Perhaps the Indian carmaker is looking to bring that emotional connect to the electric SUV segment as well as it has now unveiled the Sierra concept at Auto Expo 2020. It is underpinned by the same ALFA ARC platform as the Altroz, Altroz EV and HBX.
Tata has stuck with the iconic design of the original SIerra as it carries forward the alpine windows for the rear section. It is distinguishable from the Nexon and Harrier thanks to its butch and boxy stance. Apart from the big, glossy dual-tone wheels, it also features black cladding along the bottom edge for a more rugged appearance. The concept features an LED strip across the rear as the tail lamp and LED slits along the bonnet line for the headlamps.
The Tata Sierra EV, if put into production, will likely feature a further developed version of the Ziptron EV powertrain for a range of around 400km on a single charge. It may arrive with petrol and diesel iterations before the EV, which could take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. For now, Tata is simply testing the waters and teasing petrol heads with the new Sierra concept.
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