One of the biggest highlights of this year’s Auto Expo is the wide array of cars displayed by the country’s third-largest PV manufacturer and largest electric carmaker Tata Motors. The company showcased a total of 14 cars and some of them were a complete surprise to everyone. One of the major highlights of the brand at the expo was the introduction of the coupe crossover Currv which the company stated will be launched next year. Previously the company has also showcased the Currv concepts but they were both electric concepts and this one is slated to have an internal combustion engine.
The exterior design of the displayed Currv is one of the major talking points of the vehicle. The Currv features Tata’s upcoming “Digital” design language, which will be used for the company’s forthcoming SUV series. This mid-size SUV will most likely go against the likes of the Creta, Seltos, Grand Vitara, and Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The vehicle displayed at the show was a pre-production prototype and it’s near the end of development, however, there still be some things that could be altered a little before it goes into production.
At the front, the Tata Currv concept featured a precisely sculpted bumper, triangular headlight housings, and a full-length LED light bar making the front extremely visually attractive. For the side profile, the mid-size coupe crossover gets bold shoulder lines, body cladding, and squared-off wheel arches. It has a boot that is notchback-inspired and a roofline that is coupe-like in its downward slope. The back of the SUV sports an angular bumper, a full-width light bar, and a triangular air vent.
On the inside the Currv concept features a three-layer dashboard, an angular part at the bottom, and an LED light strip that spans the width of the cabin. It also includes two independent digital displays: one for the infotainment system and one for the instrument cluster. The temperature control controls, rotary gear selector, and center armrest are all situated between the floating center console. A brand-new two-spoke steering wheel was also noticed in the concept vehicle at the Auto Expo.
In terms of the drivetrain options as mentioned above, the company has proivously shown the concept of Currv two times and both of them were electric vehciles. Howver this time around it has been reported that the company will also launch an ICE version of this crossover. According to reports it will most likely be powered by the company’s newest 1.5-litre T-GDI (Turbo-Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol unit.
The company at the expo launched the 1.5-litre T-GDI along with a 1.2-litre T-GDI petrol motor which will be making its way into the subcompact SUV Nexon. According to the company this new 1.5 L unit will be good enough to produce a maximum of 170PS at 5000rpm additionally it will also generate 280Nm of torque at 2000-3500rpm.
The company asserted that the all-aluminum structure’s minimal weight and rigidity will increase engine stiffness. It will have a sophisticated combustion system and high-pressure gasoline direct injection technology for better performance and fuel efficiency. Additionally, it will include a variable oil pump, integrated exhaust manifold in the cylinder head, and dual cam phasing to provide. The company also stated that it will use further cutting-edge technology to make its engine the finest in its class.