Welcome back TATA Sierra
Yes, you read it right. The 90s king of SUV is back as a Concept EV. It was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 along with TATA’s upcoming models. Before we go into details, let’s go back and check out the history of this 90s SUV King.
TATA Sierra was introduced in 1991 and the first off-road sport utility vehicle ( SUV ) by an Indian Company. It was based on the model TATA Telcoline pick-up. you may wonder why I am referring this as a 90s king. Here are some interesting facts about TATA Sierra :
- First Indian car with adjustable steering wheel.
- TATA’s first passenger car.
- Sierra was the most expensive model back in 1990s.
It was powered by a 2.0-litre (1,948 cc) four-cylinder diesel engine with 5-speed manual gearbox which produced 63 hp. Sierra hit its peak in 1994-95 by selling 3,910 units.
In order to give a tribute to TATA’s chairman Ratan Tata who launched the original Sierra, they brought the Sierra back as a concept at the Auto Expo 2020.
The Sierra concept is built on their new modular ALFA (for Agile, Light, Flexible, Advanced) platform which is flexible enough to equip an ICE engine or an Electric motor. It is the third model to be built on ALFA platform following the Tata Altroz and TATA HBX concept. Click the names to read more about the two models.
Talking about the exterior, the Sierra EV Concept comes with the classic Sierra’s three-door look along with some modern design elements like split-headlamp setup with the main cluster located lower down on the bumper and so on.
Pratap Bose, VP Global Design, TATA Motors said that ” I’m going to try with every bone in my body to make this into a production product.” He also added that apart from a few concept elements, like the interiors of the car, the dimensions, the wheels, as well as the tyre size could be retained in the production-ready version of the car.
Here is the TATA Sierra’s official video :
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