Launch of the Tata Sierra SUV is expected to take place in 2021. It is a rival to the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos.
Tata Motors pleasantly surprised all by unveiling the new Sierra EV concept at the Auto Expo 2020. The design study captures the essence of the original Sierra, one of the first SUVs in the country, while also complying with the brand’s latest IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy.
So far, the automaker did not say anything about putting the stylish crossover into production but the Sierra nameplate still enjoying an impressive brand recall, it would be a sound move to give this project a green light. Moreover, a production-spec model would slot between the Nexon and Harrier, right in the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos territory.
Interacting with fans on Twitter, Tata Motors head of design, Pratap Bose, hinted that the company will not do a three-door variant or mount the spare-wheel on the tailgate like the original model, if at all the company decides to come up with a production version. Though his statements cannot be taken as confirmation of production plans, we can be sure that, if at all the vehicle meets the production line, it would have 5 doors like its intended rivals.
Our in-house design specialist Pratyush Rout has envisioned a 5-door production-ready version based on the three-door EV concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. As you can see, the design is inherently compatible with the additional set of doors. The blacked out window frames would provide the optical illusion of continuity between the windows and curvy roof panels.
Most of the concepts design elements and surfaces could be carried forward to production version without much changes. The end result, as you can see from the rendering, is a crossover with a fresh appeal and full of character.
While the Tata Sierra concept is showcased as an EV, if the company decides to bring the vehicle to the market, it is most likely to also have the option of a turbocharged petrol engine. Given that the ALFA platform is the most viable candidate to underpin the Creta-rival, the 1.2-liter turbo petrol that currently serves the Altroz would be the top candidate but the output figures are likely to be higher. Would you like to see the new Tata Sierra become a reality in the foreseeable future?