Code named car as per our research sources -Q501, this can be one which will be Tata Motors' most premium SUV in India. The new SUV will be positioned as a 'mid sized SUV' and will be built on the older but very capable Free lander 2 platform. The new Free lander 2 based SUV will be launched in India in late 2018 and will be available in two seating configurations - a 5 or 7.
The new SUV will also possibly be getting all-wheel-drive straight out at the time of launch and should ideally be getting a set of petrol and diesel engines in order to compete with the likes of the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson along with larger SUVS like the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.
With the all-new Tata Q501, the company aims to foray into the growing premium SUV segment which is currently ruled by Toyota Fortunerand Ford Endeavour. The new Tata SUV is likely to be based on a new design language that will also be used for the brand’s next-generation models. The latest spy pictures reveal that the Q501 will feature Hexa XE-inspired steel wheels and a single exhaust pipe protruding out from the rear bumper. As of now, the interior design and feature details are scanty.It is expected it to be premium and a loaded version.
Source : auto.ndtv.com
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