Homegrown automaker, Tata Motors is aiming to launch at least 12 to 14 new cars in India by 2022. The new models will be based on either Alpha or Omega platforms. In fact, cars like Nexon, Tiago and Tigor’s next-gen models will use the Alfa platform. On the flip side, bigger cars including sedans and big SUVs will use the brand’s new OMEGA platform. For people not in the know, Tata Harrier SUV is based on the new OMEGA platform.
OMEGA platform is derived from Land Rover’s D8 architecture, which also underpins the Discovery. This new platform is designed and developed by Tata engineers with the help of Land Rover. Tata Motors will launch a premium hatchback based on the 45X concept in 2019. This hatchback will also mark the debut of brand’s new Alfa platform. Previous media reports claim that Tata’s next mid-sized sedan will use the Alfa platform. However, latest media claims suggest that the sedan will be based on Harrier’s OMEGA architecture.
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Speaking to TOI, Mayank Pareek, president-passenger vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “the Alfa platform will be for more compact future cars which are four metre or less whereas the Omega platform is for bigger cars including hot hatches, sedans and bigger SUVs.”
Tata had showcased the E-Vision electric sedan concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This sedan was based on the Tata’s new OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) architecture. This concept is most likely to inspire the upcoming Tata’s new mid-sized sedan. Besides this, Tata is also working on a micro-SUV – codenamed Hornbill – to rival the likes of upcoming Maruti Future S based mini SUV and Mahindra KUV100.