Although not much is known about the Tata Osprey compact SUV, the car will be based on the same platform that underpins the Tata Zest and Bolt. The new compact SUV will also get the same 1.2-litre petrol Revotron engine and the 1.3-litre Multijet engine that is supplied by Fiat.
Expect the Osprey to be based on the Nexon concept that was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and to get styling features like a tailgate mounted spare wheel to make it look tougher and more aggressive. Also expect the Osprey to be high in terms of space on the insides and high in terms of the kind of gadgetry you get in terms of the infotainment systems.
March 21, 2017: Tata's first crack at the sub 4-metre SUV space packs quite a lot of promise. Project 'Osprey' has given birth to the Tata Nexon, which looks ready to take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and the Mahindra NuvoSport. The Nexon is expected later this year, and is likely to be priced between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 10 lakh.
Engine options on the Tata Nexon are likely to include a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, tuned to produce 110PS/180Nm; and a new 1.5-litre diesel with an output in the 110PS/260Nm ballpark. While the petrol will get a 5-speed manual gearbox, the diesel will get a 6-speed unit.
The Nexon measures 3995mm in length, 1811mm in width and is 1607mm high. Ground clearance is expected to be around 200mm. Exterior details include projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-tone colour schemes and LED tail-lamps. On the inside, Tata has packed the Nexon with a lot of goodies that includes a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, steering mounted audio/call controls as well as a front armrest.
Will be a sub-4 metre compact SUV will rival the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
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