Tata Will Soon Launch A 7-Seater MPV To Challenge Maruti Ertiga In India!
Earlier, Tata MotorTata Motors had announced its plans to have a product in about 90% of all mass-market segments in the Indian automobile market.
Tata Motors having this aim in mind is now launching a 7-seater MPV, a rival to the Maruti Ertiga in the Indian market.
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Tata Motors to Re-enter the 7-Seater MPV Space!
The 7-seat MPV segment in the country is slowly gaining popularity wherein Maruti Suzuki’s Ertiga continues to dominate the segment in the country.
Currently, Tata Motors has only one 7-seater in its Indian lineup, the Hexa SUV. Tata Motors is working on entering the space with another all new car that will be based on its ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) platform, that supports the recently launched premium hatchback Altroz.
Some Details Expected in the New Car by Tata Motors!
Tata had asserted that cars built on the ALFA platform can range between 3700 mm to 4300 mm in length, but the wheelbase can be stretched to a maximum of 2450 mm.
Tata might make use of the same engine and motor that is offered in the Nexon, for the MPV- 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine and the 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel motor.
The petrol drivetrain on the Nexon produces 120 PS of maximum power, along with 170 Nm of peak torque, while the oil burner is rated at 110 PS/260 Nm. Transmission duties on both the engines are taken care of with a 6-speed manual transmission, along with an optional 6-speed AMT.
Meanwhile, the Ertiga, gets a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder K15B Smart Hybrid petrol motor making 103 PS of max power and 138 Nm torque. The engine can be had with either a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
Tata Motors’ upcoming car’s other rival, the Mahindra Marazzo comes with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 122 PS of power and 300 Nm torque.
The Marazzo has been priced between Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 14.76 lakh (ex-showroom), whereas Maruti Suzuki retails the Ertiga at a starting price of Rs 7.59 lakh, which goes up to Rs 11.2 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom) for the top-end trim.
The price range and details with comparison to its rivals will decide the survival of this car in the Indian market!