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Tata Nexon, Nexon CNG, Altroz Racer, Curvv India launch -DellyRanks

Nexon and Altroz engine line-ups set to expand; there’s an all-new model on the docket too.

Tata Motors had more than a decent 2023, having launched a few new cars and SUVs, and recording an excellent sales performance during the year. For 2024, the Indian carmaker has plans to launch at least three models in our market, which should help it continue its stellar run. The Nexon range is scheduled to expand with the addition of CNG-powered variants, while the Altroz line-up will have a sportier variant. Tata will also bring its first all-new model in three years – the Curvv. Read on to know what to expect.

Tata Nexon iCNG

When it comes to CNG-powered vehicles, Tata already has an industry-first; it introduced India’s first CNG-automatic models with the Tiago and Tigor iCNG getting AMTs. With the launch of the Nexon iCNG, which Tata had showcased at this year’s Bharat Mobility Expo, the brand will bring out another industry-first: a factory-made turbocharged CNG-powered car.

The Nexon iCNG will use the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine as the standard petrol model. While a manual gearbox will be standard, we expect Tata to offer an AMT option as well. Prices for the Nexon iCNG are expected to be about Rs 1 lakh higher than the equivalent petrol variant.

Tata Altroz Racer

Tata Altroz Racer

The launch of Tata’s answer to the Hyundai i20 N Line, the Altroz Racer, is imminent. The sportier Altroz has been spied on test as well, confirming details about the model that was first showcased at the Auto Expo a few years ago. Compared to the Altroz iTurbo, with which the Racer shares the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, the go-faster model gets 120hp (10hp more) and a 6-speed manual gearbox (compared to the 5-speed on the iTurbo). The model spied sports the same dual-tone orange and black paint scheme as the vehicle displayed at the expo. However, the model being tested had the same alloy wheels as the standard Altroz, while the model at the expo had dark chrome/black alloy wheels.

Other differences between the Altroz Racer and the standard hatchback include twin racing stripes on the bonnet and the roof, ‘Racer’ badges, and a slightly revised grille. In terms of features and safety kit, the Racer will be equipped with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen, segment-first ventilated front seats, a 360-degree camera, six airbags, ESC, a heads-up display and a voice-assisted sunroof.

Tata Curvv

Tata Curvv

Tata’s much-anticipated midsize SUV will finally launch in the coming months; Curvv’s launch has been postponed by a few months, but it will arrive this year around the festive season. The Curvv EV is on the docket first, and while technical details are still unknown, we know it’ll use Tata’s Gen 2 Acti.ev architecture and have a range of around 450-500km. This means that Tata’s all-electric Curvv will precede its rivals – the Creta EV, Maruti eVX and Toyota’s derivative of Maruti’s EV.

The petrol and diesel variants are expected to enter production around September and launch either in the last quarter of 2024 or early-2025. The Curvv petrol will be powered by Tata’s new 125hp, 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo engine, and come with manual and automatic gearbox options. Meanwhile, the Curvv diesel is expected to share the Nexon’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel unit paired to 6-speed manual and AMT gearboxes. A CNG-powered Curvv is also expected to arrive later.

However, it remains to be seen whether its unique coupe-like roofline will resonate with the Indian audience. Tata will equip the Curvv with segment-rivalling features and tech. We expect a 360-degree camera, 10.25-inch screens for infotainment and driver display duties, cooled seats and more. Whether ADAS is part of the equation is still unknown.

Also see:

Tata Nexon gets new entry-level petrol, diesel variants

Tata Harrier, Safari MY2023 stock continues to get over Rs 1 lakh in discounts

Tata Nexon EV gets discounts of up to Rs 75,000 on MY2023 stock

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