Once Tata Blackbird launch date reveals, it will compete in the compact SUV segment above the Nexon and compete with Creta, Seltos, etc.
Years are gone, and the Tata Blackbird compact SUV is still under the wrap. Tata drastically improved its vehicle and secured its place in India’s top 3 most selling car brands. The Blackbird is Tata’s upcoming product in the compact SUV segment placed over the Tata Nexon and competes with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and MG Astor.
What is the Tata Blackbird Launch Date?
The Tata Blackbird launch date is reportedly to be around the year 2023-2024, with the launch of gasoline-powered Blackbird, an electrifying model of the same will also be launched with sits above the Nexon EV and compete with MG ZS EV.
What is the expected Tata Blackbird Price in India?
The compact SUV Tata Blackbird price in India is expected to be around Rs 11-18 lakh, ex-showroom. At the same time, the electric version will cost more by 2-3 lakhs than the gasoline model.
Tata Blackbird Platform
It reported that the Tata Blackbird would be built on the Nexon X1 platform with a stretched version to accommodate a larger wheelbase and additional space to the inside. It is expected that the overall wheelbase is to be extended by 50-60 mm, and the rest of the dimensions will be unchanged.
Tata Blackbird Overview
In terms of design, it would be a coupe-style SUV with a soft rear end merging to the trunk gate, while the body till B pillar would be built inspired by the outgoing Nexon car. The changes will be done on the second third of the Blackbird SUV; the change could include – a larger rear door area, stretched rear fender, sloping roof, rear trunk area similar to Harrier, and body cladding at the lower portion. The clear details can only be checked once the Tata Blackbird Launch date reveals.
Inside of the Blackbird SUV would be inspired by the Nexon EV Max, where the dashboard layout has dual tone theme, some black piano inserts, fabric, and leather upholstery options, touchscreen infotainment system with JBL speakers system, front row ventilated seats, all four power windows, electric parking brake, and digital instrument cluster.
The rear row of seats gets a longer area to stretch the legs; thanks to the longer wheelbase, rear ac vents will be there, and the center armrest will enhance the comfort level with cup holders. In terms of seat quality, Tata has the upper hand in comfort, padding, and cushioning. Even the entry-level Tata Tiago and Tata Punch offer the same level of comfort and quality.
The engine options are expected to be a 1.5L, 4-Cylinder turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 6-Speed manual and probably a DCA (Dual-Clutch Transmission). The engine generates an expected power figure of 160 bhp with three drive modes – Eco, City, and Sport.
On the other side, the diesel unit will be the Nexon powering a 1.5L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged diesel engine mated to a 6-Speed manual gearbox, it produces 110 bhp of power and around 260 Nm of peak torque.
Safety features will include – ABS, EBD, ESC, Traction Control, Dual SRS Airbags, Seat Belt Pretensiors, Center Locking, One-Touch Glass up and down, and Remote Trunk Opening.