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In 2023, Tata will launch a ‘Blackbird’ SUV that will take on Hyundai’s Creta

Tata Motors is working on a brand-new mid-size SUV that will sit between the Nexon and the Harrier. The new model will be approximately 4.3 metres long. The new mid-sized SUV, codenamed Tata Blackbird, is expected to be released in India by 2023.

The Tata Blackbird is a new mid-size Coupe SUV from Tata Motors. It will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, VW Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq, among others. It’s worth noting that the new model will make its debut as an electric coupe SUV. The new electrified SUV will compete with the MG ZS EV and will be placed above the Nexon EV.

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Tata will launch a Blackbird
Tata will launch a Blackbird

The Nexon X1 platform will underpin the new Tata Blackbird electric coupe SUV. A longer wheelbase and a larger model will be accommodated by modifying the platform. The wheelbase is expected to be lengthened by up to 50mm. Not only will the new model have the same platform as the Nexon, but it will also have the same body styles.

The SUV’s front half will be shared with the Nexon, including the A-Pillar, windscreen, and front doors. The most significant changes will occur after the B-pillar, with longer rear doors, a tapering roof, and an entirely new rear end with a large overhang. It will almost certainly have more rear seat legroom and a larger boot.

Blackbird
Blackbird

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ENGINE OPTIONS FOR THE TATA BLACKBIRD COUPE SUV

A larger 40kWh battery pack is likely to be included in the Tata Blackbord coupe SUV. It should have a range of over 400 kilometres. The new model will be eligible for the same tax benefits as other electric vehicles, which is a flat 5% GST.

A newly developed 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is also being developed for the new mid-sized SUV. The Tata Safari and the Harrier will be the first vehicles to use this engine. It is expected to have a power output of up to 160bhp. The 110bhp, 1.5L engine that powers the Nexon will power the diesel version of the Coupe SUV. In 2023, this engine will be tuned to meet stricter emission standards.

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