The Tata EVision is an electric car concept showcased by the homegrown automaker at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It may or may not lead to the development of a premium sedan for India as well as the global markets.
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors amazes us all once again with the unveiling of the EVision electric car concept. The homegrown automaker has so far given no confirmation regarding the debut of this concept as a fully fledged production model. However, various media reports claim that Tata Motors might transform this vehicle into a premium sedan and possibly even a vehicle for the C-segment. Whatever it may be, we a duly hoping to soon see a production version of the EVision, simple because Tata has been amazing us quite a lot in the recent past with it attractive vehicle designs. Here is our report sharing more information regarding this vehicle.
Tata eVision Concept- Introduction
The automaker showcased the E-Vision concept marking their 20th year at the Geneva Motor Show. While the concept is electric, it is simply a design exercise for the upcoming Tata premium sedan. In production guise, it will be propelled by a petrol and a diesel engine. The E-Vision concept claims to accelerate to 100 kph from standstill in under 7 seconds. The concept offers a maximum speed of 200 kph as well.
Tata eVision Concept Exterior Design
The latest concept from Tata Motors has been unveiled at the ongoing 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The concept features the latest Desing Impact 2.0 design language by Tata. The upcoming Tata H5X SUV and the 45X premium hatchback share the same design language. The Tata E-Vision concept features sharp edges all around. The headlights look similar to that of the BMW i8, except the fact that the i8 uses laser-based lighting. The Tata concept features LED headlights instead. The humanity line prevails with the grille sporting a starry night theme with a distinguishingly bold humanity line running across.
The roofline features coupe-like styling earlier seen on the H5X and the 45X concepts. The rear design looks much more sensible than otherwise seen on the 45X concept. All the accentuating lines like the humanity line up front, the line from A-pillar to the C-pillar etc are all finished in aluminium. The rear features animated tail lights that form a part of the ‘Slingshot’ line that starts at the logo in the middle and extend outwards. The roof is surprisingly see through and hints at the automakers introducing sunroof on their products.
Tata eVision Concept Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||Early 2020(Est)|
Tata has not revealed any official plans as to when this car will hit the market. Since the Nexon, Tata carries most of the design elements from the concepts to their production models. We expect the Tata E-Vision Concept to actually launch before the 45X based premium hatchback. While Tata is expected to launch the SUV first which will come in both 5-seater and 7-seater versions. We expect the compact sedan by Tata to launch by early 2020.
Tata eVision Concept Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 7 Lakh(Est)|
|Maximum Price||Rs 11.5 Lakh(Est)|
Tata Motors has launched various fresh products over the last two years. While these new Tata provide a refreshing take on the cars offered by the automaker, their pricing is what attracts a customer the most. Tata works extensively to keep the final cost in check while the offered product offers comparable features and premium design. Tata E-Vision Concept will embark on the same journey offering premium design and features at a really competitive price. We expect Tata to price the upcoming premium sedan between INR 7 lakh to INR 11.5 lakh.
Tata eVision Concept Exterior Specifications
|Tata E-Vision Concept||Dimensions|
|Ground Clearance||195 mm(Est)|
|Kerb Weight||1,377 kg(Est)|
Tata’s answer to the Honda City, the new E-Vision Concept features revolutionary exterior design. The shark nose type edgy hood features bold character lines. The LED headlamps are squeezed into a sleek opening. The humanity line runs below the headlamps and the front grille from corner to corner. The front grille is a single, partially transparent unit with starry night theme and the Tata logo sticking out. The concept is actually based on the Tata’s Advanced Modular Platform (AMP) that underpins its latest concepts. The concept showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show measures 4.4 meters in length.
Tata eVision Concept Interior Features
The Tata E-Vision concept features a spacious interior and the coupe-like sloping roofline doesn’t seem to affect the headroom for the rear passengers. The dashboard features a clean and productive layout. The driver’s instrument cluster features a LED display that only turns on when required. The infotainment display lied under the top portion of the dashboard. The aircon controls are touch screen too and their controlling unit rolls out from the bottom of the dashboard and rolls back in when not in use.
The wood insert running across the dashboard looks classy while the same insert is carried over to the door trims as well. There are only five physical controls on the dashboard, most to get access to the various screens that further control other features. The Tata E-Vision is an electric concept but still offers paddle shifters behind the steering wheel meaning the electric motor is attached to an automatic gearbox.
Tata eVision Concept Engine Specifications
|Installation||Transverse Front wheel drive|
Tata will continue to offer the same Revotron petrol and Revotorq diesel engine in the upcoming sedan. The fact remains that both the engines are turbocharged and will be tuned to churn out more power. The engines will be offered with a standard 5-speed manual transmission with an option of automatic transmission available with the top end trims of each fuel type.
Tata eVision Concept Mileage
|2018 Tata Evision Concept||Petrol (Average)||Diesel (Average)|
|City||15.3 kmpl||21.2 kmpl|
|Highway||19.6 kmpl||25 kmpl|
|Average||17 kmpl||23 kmpl|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT & AT||6-speed MT & AT|
The upcoming Tata premium sedan will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Since the engines will produce more power in the sedan, the average fuel efficiency will drop marginally. The Reotron petrol engine will likely deliver around 15-17 kmpl while the Revotorq diesel engine is expected to deliver around 23-25 kmpl of average fuel consumption.
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