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Tata Motors brings back Sierra, Sierra EV Concept revealed at Auto Expo 2020

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Tata Motors at the 2020 Auto Expo has revealed the near-production-ready concept of the Tata Sierra EV. The Tata Sierra EV is a premium crossover and will fill the space in the brand’s extensive passenger car portfolio. 

The Tata Sierra EV concept is based on Tata Motor’s modular ALFA platform which underpins the recently debuted Tata Altroz premium hatchback. In the design department, the Sierra concept reiterates the classic Tata Sierra design, which was a popular 3-door SUV from the ’90s. The Sierra concept has sleek LED lights on the front which incorporate with the piano black grille. The concept comes with large air intakes to the side of the bumper and a skid plate down below. When viewed from the profile, the Sierra concept, comes with squared-off wheel arches, rock guards on the bottom end of the doors and a large second-row window where the C-pillar is blacked out to give it a seamless look. It also makes the car appear like a 3-door SUV but, it will be a 4-door car, the second-row can be accessed from the left-hand side only. Coming to the rear, the Sierra concept features a wraparound lightbar that runs through the width of the SUV. The rear bumper uses the same design language as the front and it also gets a diffuser-style skid plate.

On the interiors, the Sierra EV concept features a swivel seat on the passenger side which can rotate 180 degrees and orient itself to face the rear passengers. The dashboard on the concept is kept uncluttered and a small garden appears to be on top of the dash, which could be for aesthetic purposes. The car also gets a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system and a combination of different materials are used on the interiors. How many of these make it to the production model remains to be seen.

Information on the powerplant that will be used on the production-spec model is scarce at the moment, but it is speculated to get the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor that does duty on the Tata Nexon. Tata may also offer the Sierra EV in a pure electric version alongside the internal combustion powertrains. In terms of safety, the production-spec Tata Sierra EV will come with multiple airbags, ABS+EBD, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), and traction control as a standard part of the pack. 

When launched, the Sierra EV or standard Sierra will compete with the like of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, VW Taigun and Skoda Vision IN among others.