Report - Tata Motors plans 6-product UV assault; includes first products of Tata-JLR development

21/03/2015 - 00:48 | ,  ,   | Karthik H

3 new SUVs in the premium segments.

The next 2 years is set to see Tata Motors make a renewed challenge to the current leader of the UV segment, Mahindra & Mahindra, with half a dozen models to be launched in stages.

Tata Hexa at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The Tata Hexa is a reskinned Tata Aria, powered by a uprated 2.2L diesel engine producing 154.2 hp and 400 Nm.

A report on the Economic Times also suggests that projects in the pipeline for this segment include two that are jointly developed by Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover.

The range of vehicles is set to start off with the Tata Nexon, showcased at the Auto Expo 2014, which will be pitted against the Ford EcoSport, and extend all the way to premium crossovers. Expected to hit the stands in the festive season of 2016 (though the company had promised a production version 24 months after the concept's release), the Nexon is also reported to receive its design cues from the popular Range Rover Evoque.

Tata Nexon production rendering IAB
The Tata Nexon will take on the Ford EcoSport and is set to be launched in the festive season of 2016.

The planned onslaught includes a premium crossover, titled the "Eagle" or "Hexa" expected between January and March 2016, that was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show; a sub-4 metre SUV, titled the "X104" or "Nexon" to be launched between August and November 2016; a rugged SUV called the "Raptor" or "X601" late in 2016, which is apparently a successor to the Sumo on a lightweight platform; and a premium SUV, developed jointly with Jaguar Land Rover, "Q501" (five-seater) and "Q502" (seven-seater) in the second half of 2017.

2015 Tata Safari Storme facelift rendering front
Tata Safari Storme facelift artist rendering.

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It must be recalled that the Tata Safari Storme facelift is also in the pipeline for this year, while the Sumo Grande was relaunched as the Tata Movus last August.

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