Amidst 14 new products revealed by Tata Motors at the 2023 Auto Expo, the Sierra SUV was the showstopper. After showcasing the concept model back at the 2020 Auto Expo, the new Tata Sierra retains the true-blue DNA of the original version. The all-new Sierra will go on sale in 2025 and will offer an EV and a Turbo-petrol powertrain.
While the overall Tata Sierra SUV looks heavily inspired by the concept Sierra EV that the brand showcased earlier, there are a few changes including the body shell. Unlike the three-door set-up that we saw at the 2020 Auto Expo, the latest iteration of the SUV offers a five-door set-up with conventionally operating doors.
The SUV also gets new alloy wheels. The height of the bonnet has changed and it is now more upright and flatter. While the new faux grille with headlamps connected with a chrome stripe looks futuristic. Tata Motors continues to offer blacked-out C and D pillars and a large glasshouse that will remind you of the original model.
Tata will launch the all-new Sierra on a Gen 2 platform. It will offer an electric powertrain and a turbo-petrol engine variant. Tata has remained tight-lipped about the powertrain option until now. However, the Gen 2 platform which also underpins the Harrier EV, will offer a longer range with more space for batteries and a more powerful electric motor.
The electric version of the car will also offer AWD set-up dual motors. There will be one motor on each axle that will provide individual power to the front and rear wheels. It will be similar to what we get to see in the Harrier. However, Tata has not revealed any details on the Harrier EV yet.
Will get a turb0-petrol engine
Tata will also offer a turbocharged petrol engine. Unlike the Harrier and Safari which do not offer any petrol engines, the all-new Sierra is likely to offer only a petrol engine option. There will be no diesel engine in the line-up.
Tata is likely to offer a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the Sierra. The engine will be based on the 1.2-litre power unit that powers the Altroz and Nexon. However, it will get an extra cylinder, which will ensure a bump in power. We can expect the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine to develop around 160 Bhp of maximum power. The new Sierra can be the first vehicle to get the new engine.
Tata also showcased the internal combustion engine (ICE) powered Tata Curvv, which the brand showcased as an EV concept earlier. On the similar lines, we can expect to see the co-existence of the Sierra EV and the ICE variants. The Sierra will become the flagship of Tata Motors and it will be priced at around teh Jeep Meridian and Hyundai Tucson.