Tata and Land Rover Jointly Developing an SUV for India; 2018 Launch

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It has been 8 long years since Tata Motors India acquired Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). It has emerged that both the companies have been jointly developing an SUV for the India. This is something to be really glad about for Indian car buyers. Tata Will sell this new SUV under its umbrella. The Tata Land Rover SUV will rival the Fortuner and the Endeavour. Read on for more on the upcoming Tata Land Rover SUV India Launch Date, Price in India and Specifications.

tata land rover suv q501 india launch, price, specifications
Tata Q501 to borrow from Land Rover Discovery Sport

The upcoming premium SUV will be based on the Land Rover Discover Sport’s L550 platform. This product has been internally codenamed as the Tata Q501 and the Tata Land Rover SUV will share in plenty with the Discovery. Not much is known about this SUV but read on for all available information on the Q501- the upcoming Tata Land Rover SUV.

Also See- Tata Hexa

Tata Land Rover SUV India Launch Date

Tata hasn’t been too vocal about the Q501. However, the Tata Land Rover SUV might mark its debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Subsequently, its launch could take place by Diwali, 2018. Watch this space for the exact launch date of the Q501.

Tata Land Rover SUV India Debut February, 2018
Tata Land Rover SUV India Launch Date October, 2018

Also See – TataTiago | Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan | Tata Tiago Aktiv

Tata Land Rover SUV Price in India

The Tata Q501 Land Rover-based SUV will rival the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Hence, safely expect it to be priced around INR 25 Lakhs. At such a price point, the Q501 will become the most expensive Tata car ever. However, it could still hold a price advantage over its immediate rivals.

Tata Land Rover SUV (Q501) Base Model Rs 24 Lakhs
Tata Land Rover SUV (Q501) Top Model Rs 27.5 Lakhs

Also See – Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta | Tata Hexa vs Honda BR-V

Tata Land Rover SUV Q501 Specifications

The specifics of the Tata Land Rover SUV are not really clear but it’s for sure that the Q501 would offer top-notch quality as well as performance.

Engine 2.0-litre Turbocharged Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Manual; 5-Speed Automatic
Max. Power 170 BHP
Peak Torque 370 Nm
Drivetrain 2WD; AWD

A Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre MultiJet-II Diesel engine will power the Q501. This engine is likely to produce more than 170bhp. Transmission options will include both Manual and Automatic units. Tata could even offer an AWD system on the high-end models.

Tata Land Rover SUV (Q501) Rivals

The Q501 will mainly rival the following models-

tata land rover suv q501 india rivals
Safari Storme has been outsold by the Mahindra Scorpio

The move could give Tata Motors an edge over Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. M&M has long stolen Tata’s leadership in utility vehicles and is doing pretty well since it acquired Ssangyong. Inputs from Land Rover should help Tata with enhancing quality and performance.

Stay tuned for more on the Q501- The Tata Land Rover SUV headed to India.

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