Spied – Next generation Tata Winger (Renault Master) starts testing

Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 - 9:59am IST

An Indian Autos Blog reader snapped these images of the next generation Tata Winger in Pune, Maharashtra. For the next generation Winger model, Tata Motors would borrow the Renault Master’s platform, as seen in these spyshots which show a left-hand drive, camouflaged test mule.

Next generation Tata Winger spied side
The next generation Tata Winger will be based on the Renault Master’s platform.

According to our sources, Tata will launch the Master-based Winger in the later part of 2014. However, the current Winger, which in turn is based on the old Renault Trafic’s platform, will continue to be sold, albeit with a minor facelift. The Master-based Winger would be positioned above the current Winger as a more luxurious alternative.

As far as engine options are concerned, Tata has plenty of choices they could explore. The base variants of the new Winger could use the 2.0-liter TCIC engine, which is capable of producing 90 bhp at 4,300 rpm and 190 Nm of torque between 2,000-3,000 rpm.

Old Renault Master studio shot
Image of the Renault Master added for reference.

The 3.0-liter engine powering the Sumo Gold is also a suitable candidate for the new Winger. This engine produces 70 PS and 223 Nm of torque in BS 3 spec, and 85 PS and 250 Nm of torque in BS 4 spec.

Next generation Tata Winger spied
Tata would launch the new Winger in late 2014.

Top-end variants of the new Winger could sport the modern 2.2-liter VariCOR engine which is used in the Safari Storme. This powerplant develops 140 PS and 320 Nm of torque in the Safari.

Like the current Winger, we expect the new model to have various seating configurations. For reference, Tata sells the Winger in 9+D, 12+D and 13+D configurations as of now. We expect to learn more about the new Winger in the days to come.

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2 thoughts on “Spied – Next generation Tata Winger (Renault Master) starts testing

  1. prem avichal says:

    They should add more luxurious features in cabin to make accepetable family car rather just commercial car. It should sell in passenger division.

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  2. Karan says:

    This is Not the Latest Renault Master, which is Running in its Third Generation. From the Headlights & Turn Indicator it is Clear that this is the 2nd Generation Version and that seems obvious, as Renault would have more priority to sell the Latest Version under their Brand Name, rather than Tata.

    It is Just another Case of MB & Force Motors using 1 of the Previous Generation Models.

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