At least 10 New Tata Cars Coming to India By 2018


Tata Motors has witnessed a decline in sales in recent years due to quality niggles and the ‘taxi market’ image. The Nano never really took off as expected and the Safari Storme failed to emulate its predecessor’s success. The Aria MPV also flopped and Indica Vista and Manza have been witnessing dwindling sales. Tata has managed to recover slightly with the Tiago but there’s still room for improvement. The manufacturer is now working on a slew of new launches including the Tiago-based compact sedan, a compact SUV and a replacement for the Aria. Read on for details regarding all that upcoming Tata cars in India 2016, 2017.

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Upcoming Tata Cars in India 2016

1. Tata Tiago Sport

Tata will not launch the Bolt Sport. Instead, it will launch a souped-up variant of the Tiago hatchback. Powering the Tata Tiago Sport will be a turbocharged 1.2-litre three cylinder engine. Max. power could be around 120 PS. We expect a price of Rs. 6-7 Lakhs. Tata Tiago Sport launch should happen by 2016-end.

Engine(s) 1.2 L Turbo Petrol
Power 120 PS
Torque 146 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Expected launch date December 2016
Estimated Price Rs 6-7 lakhs


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2. Tata Hexa

Next up on our list of upcoming Tata cars in India is Hexa. The Aria never really took off despite being a very competent product. Tata’s engineers went back to the drawing board and have now come up with the Hexa. A heavily reworked version of the Aria, the Hexa gets several updates. The new exterior is more SUV-like. New better quality interiors and an updated engine are icing on the cake. Under the hood, the Hexa gets Safari’s Varicor 400 Diesel engine. It comes mated to a 6-speed Manual or a 6-speed Auto. Also, there will be an optional AWD system. The Hexa will be the second new Tata product launch this year. The Hexa will take on the Mahindra XUV500, Toyota Innova, and the Honda BR-V.

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Engine(s) 2.2 L Varicor 400 Diesel; 1.99-litre for Delhi-NCR
Power 154 BHP
Torque 400 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/6-speed AT
Expected launch date January 2017
Estimated Price INR 12-16 lacs

Also See – Tata Hexa Specifications and Details

3. Tata Kite 5 (Sway)

The company’s next big launch in the Indian market after the Hexa will be the compact sedan derivative of Tiago hatchback. It is likely to take place around Diwali this year. A near production ready version called the Kite 5 was showcased at the Auto Expo. The front end and the interiors will be identical to the Tiago’s and the sedan will draw power from the same set of engines and transmission options. It will slot in below the Zest and will replace the Indigo eCS. When launched, the Kite 5 is likely to become the cheapest compact sedan on sale in India. It has already been spied testing on numerous occasions already and seems to be nearly identical to the model showcased at the Expo. This has to be one of the most highly anticipated and talked about amongst all upcoming Tata cars in India

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Engine(s) 1.2 L Petrol/1.05 L Diesel
Power 85 PS/70 PS
Torque 114 Nm/140 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Expected launch date Early 2017
Estimated Price INR 4-6 lacs

Also See – Tata Kite 5 Details

4. Tata Tiago AMT

The Tata Tiago is among the best cars from Tata Motors yet. The Tiago has an upmarket design, many features and frugal engines. While the Tiago is busy attracting the small car buyers Tata plans to launch an AMT automatic version. The Tiago AMT launch will happen around Diwali this year. The Tata Tiago AMT will rival the Maruti Celerio AMT. It should cost only 30-40,000 more than the comparable Manual variant.

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Engine(s) 1.2 L Petrol
Power 85 PS
Torque 114 Nm
Transmission AMT
Expected launch date Early 2017
Estimated Price INR 4.5-5.35 lacs

5. Tata Tiago Aktiv

Tata also plans to launch the Tiago Aktiv. The Aktiv has been internally codenamed as the Tata Kite 4 and is a cross variant of the Tiago. It sports an accessory package that comprises of plastic body cladding, roof rails, sportier bumpers and some decals. The Aktiv could also get some more features. The Tiago Aktiv accessories are currently sold separately at the dealer level. However, Tata might start rolling out factory produced Tiago Aktiv variants since demand is good. While the Aktiv will sport many cosmetic enhancements over the Tiago, it will remain mechanically unchanged.


Engine(s) 1.2 L Petrol/1.05 L Diesel
Power 85 PS/70 PS
Torque 114 Nm/140 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Expected launch date December 2016
Estimated Price INR 4.5-5 lacs

6. Tata Nexon

Another new Tata that will be launched this year is the Nexon compact SUV. With the Nexon’s design, Tata has adopted a very different approach. The Nexon’s biggest USP is its SUV-Coupe styling, which is nothing like anything we have seen in this segment so far. Even the cabin will be just as stylish. It will have features like a touchscreen audio system. Its styling will help set the Nexon apart from the current crop of compact SUVs. The Nexon will rival the Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra NuvoSport, etc. And it highly likely that people will opt for the Nexon based purely on its striking design. There have been conflicting reports regarding the Tata Nexon launch date with some reporting an early launch during the festive season while the others reporting an early 2017 launch.

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Engine(s) 1.2 L Turbo Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power 100 PS/110 PS
Torque 170 Nm/230 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/6-speed AMT
Expected launch date Mid 2017
Estimated Price INR 7-10 lacs

Specifications are purely speculative

Also See – Tata Nexon Images and Details

7. Tata Bolt Sport

Once the most interesting of all the Upcoming Tata Cars in India, the Bolt Sport might not make it to production. It features new bumpers, alloys and many sporty bits. This car has a 1.2 L Turbo Petrol engine. Tata Motors was supposed to be planning to attract the enthusiasts with the Bolt Sport. However, the Bolt has not been a very successful product. So, Tata chose not to launch the Bolt Sport.

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Engine(s) 1.2 L Turbo Petrol
Power 120 PS
Torque 170 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual
Expected launch date
Estimated Price INR 6 lacs

8. Tata Nano Pelican

Tata is also working on a premium version of the Nano small car. The upcoming Tata Nano model is internally known as Pelican and might arrive in showrooms around April, 2017. The Nano Pelican will be more stylish, will have more features and a bigger engine, and hence will cost a bit higher than the regular Nano. Powering the Tata Nano Pelican will be a new 1000cc, three-cylinder, petrol engine.The Nano Pelican will slot in above the Nano GenX and will target the likes of Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi-Go and Maruti Alto. The design of the Pelican could be based on the Nano Europa concept. The interior will be similar to that of the Tiago.

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Engine(s) 1.0 L Petrol
Power 50 PS
Torque 120 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Expected launch date April 2017
Estimated Price INR 2.50-3.50 Lakhs

9. Tata X451

This is another interesting upcoming Tata car in India. Tata plans to come up with a premium hatchback to rival the new Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. It has been codenamed as the X451 and will be underpinned by an all-new Advanced Modular Platform. The design will be based on that of the Tata Nexon. We are pretty sure that the upcoming Tata hatchback will get design elements like stylish projector headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps, bold wheel arches and sporty alloy wheels. Engine options are likely to be shared with the Tata Nexon.


Engine(s) 1.2 L Turbo Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power 100 PS/110 PS
Torque 170 Nm/230 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/6-speed AMT
Expected launch date Mid 2017
Estimated Price INR 6-10 lacs

10. Tata Q5 SUV

Among the most important upcoming Tata cars in India is this SUV. The Tata Q5 will be a premium SUV to rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour and it will hence cost roughly INR 25 lakhs. It is expected to be launched with a refined 2.0-litre Diesel engine sourced from the FCA. The design will carry inputs from the JLR-end and the Tata Q5 could go on sale in many export markets too. We expect the unveiling to take place in 2017-end. The launch could take place at the 2018 Auto Expo. Not much is known about this car but safely expect us to update you with more details as and when we get our hands on some.


Engine(s) 2.0 L Turbo Diesel
Power 170 PS
Torque 350 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/6-speed AMT
Expected launch date End 2017
Estimated Price INR 25-28 lacs

Upcoming Tata Cars in India 2016, 2017

Model Launch Date Price
Tata Tiago Sport December 2016 Rs 6-7 lakhs
Tata Hexa January 2017 Rs 10.5-13 lakhs
Tata Kite 5 (Sway) Early 2017 Rs 4-6 lakhs
Tata Tiago AMT End 2016 Rs 4.5-5.35 lakhs
Tata Tiago Aktiv Diwali 2016 Rs 4.5-5 lakhs
Tata Nexon Early 2017 Rs 7-10 lakhs
Tata Bolt Sport CANCELLED
Tata Nano Pelican April 2017 Rs 2.50-3.50 Lakhs
Tata X451 Mid 2017 Rs 6-10 lakhs
Tata Q5 End 2017 Rs 25-28 lakhs

Manufacturer-wise list of Upcoming Cars in India 2017

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  1. Tata #Nexon & the Tata #Q5 suv is very interesting, i would also like to see the option of 4WD in the Tata #Nexon

  2. Tata bolt sport cancelled? Big mistake, bolt sport looks better than tiago sport. It has aerodynamic and size advantage than tiago.

  3. Its time for Land Rover to launch Yachts in India….and cheaper versions of coupe fast cars on lines with f pace from Jag lineup.

  4. I was been waiting from 2 years that tata safari strome will come with new interiors and new features but no. I have the only option to go for new Toyota fortuner 2017