Tata Sierra EV to launch by FY26

Sierra EV likely to be based on Tata’s Gen2 EV platform.

By Soham Thakur, Autocar India calendar 12 Jun 2024 Views icon1593 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Tata Sierra EV to launch by FY26

Tata Motors is set to launch the much anticipated Sierra EV in India in FY2026, along with the first model from its Avinya range, the brand revealed in its investor day presentation.

 

The Sierra EV was first shown in concept form at Auto Expo 2020, and Tata had revealed that it was based on the Altroz’s ALFA platform. It measured 4,150mm in length, 1,820mm in width, 1,675mm in height and has a 2,450mm-long wheelbase. A second concept was then shown at Auto Expo 2023, which looked closer to being production-ready and featured a proper 5-door body instead of the unique four-door arrangement of the 2020 concept.

Tata has now confirmed that the Sierra EV will launch before March 2026. It is expected to use the brand’s Acti.EV architecture, like the Punch EV and upcoming Harrier EV, and is likely to be based on Tata’s Gen2 EV platform.

In terms of design, the Sierra EV will have some instantly recognisable cues from the original Sierra from the 90s. The signature curved-over rear-side windows, the squarish wheel arches and the high-set bonnet seen on the concept are all reminiscent of the original Sierra, and are expected to make it to production.

Tata also confirmed that the first of the Avinya EVs will be launched in FY2026, before the financial year ends. Vivek Srivatsa, chief commercial officer, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, recently confirmed to us that the Tata Avinya is not going to be a single vehicle, but will instead be a premium all-electric brand that’ll spawn an entire family of cars and SUVs. The Avinya range of cars will be based on JLR’s modular EMA platform that will be localised to keep costs down.

As for the first Avinya model, not much is known in terms of body style or specifications, and it's also unclear if Tata and Avinya will operate as independent brands. What we do know is that the Avinya range will be built at Tata’s upcoming new plant in Tamil Nadu, for which the company recently committed an investment of Rs 9,000 crore. The plant is likely to come up at Ranipet and sources say that Tata could use it to produce Jaguar Land Rover EVs as well.

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