The homegrown carmaker is all set to enter into the highly-competitive compact SUV segment with the all-new Tata Blackbird (codename). Here, the Blackbird compact SUV will be put up against the Kia Seltos, new Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks. In the company’s product lineup, the new compact SUV will sit between the Nexon and the Harrier.
- The production version of the Tata Blackbird will hit roads in 2021.
- It will share several design bits with the Chery Tiggo 5X SUV.
- The SUV will be sit below the Harrier and above the Nexon.
- The Blackbird could be offered with Nexon’s petrol engine.
If reports are to be believed, the Tata Blackbird will be based on the Chery Tiggo 5X SUV that’s already on sale in the Chinese market. It’s likely to carry Tata’s new Impact 2.0 Design language with elements such as a slimmer grille with 3D Humanity line, large headlamps with LED DRL, tri arrow shaped fog lamps and pronounced hood.
The sloping roofline, flared wheel arches with alloy wheels and bold shoulder lines might enhance its side profile. Some of its design bits could be inspired by the China-spec Chery Tiggo 5X SUV. The latter one measures 4358mm in length, 1830mm in width and 1670mm in height with a wheelbase of 2630mm.
As of now, the interior of the new Tata Blackbird are scanty. We expect it to be packed with several comfort goodies and connectivity features. The compact SUV might get a large touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. It will also offer all the mandatory safety features. Read – Tata HBX Micro SUV in Production Avatar Looks Similar to the Concept
Engine details of the Tata Blackbird are still under the wraps. Though, it’s likely to come with the Nexon’s BS6-compliant 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine. Reports suggest that the carmaker might also offer a 1.5L diesel engine and an electric powertrain on the lineup.
More details on the Blackbird compact SUV are likely to unveil in near future. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews.