Tata Curvv spy shots preview expected features

    Curvv will borrow certain features from the Harrier; Curvv EV launch expected by this festive season.

    Published On May 27, 2024 12:18:00 PM

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    Tata Curvv spy shots preview expected features

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    The Tata Curvv will be the brand’s first all-new SUV in three years, since the Punch was introduced in 2021. The much-awaited midsize SUV-coupe from Tata Motors is a unique proposition because of its body style and the fact that it’ll go on sale as an EV first by this festive season – petrol and diesel variants are expected to arrive late this year or early next year.

    1. Curvv likely to get Level 2 ADAS, steering from Harrier
    2. To get panoramic sunroof
    3. Touchscreen, driver display, 360 camera carried over from Nexon EV
    4. Curvv CNG a distant possibility

    In the fiercely competitive midsize SUV segment, currently ruled by the Hyundai Creta, the upcoming Curvv will have its work cut out. To ensure that the SUV stands its ground against well-entrenched and feature-rich rivals, the brand will equip the Curvv with a handful of upmarket features from the Harrier and Safari. The latest round of Curvv spy shots give us a good idea of what to expect from the Creta rival.

    Tata Curvv to borrow some features from Harrier

    Latest spy shots show new details of the upcoming Curvv SUV and also give us a glimpse of the expected features and equipment, while confirming some bits we'd seen earlier. The Curvv spied testing has the four-spoke steering from the Harrier, along with the larger 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen and 360-degree camera (with blind spot monitoring) that’s seen on the Nexon EV. The model showcased at this year's Bharat Mobility show confirmed the presence of a panoramic sunroof; the Nexon is likely to get it as well.

    Other equipment that we expect the Curvv to share with the larger SUV include ventilated seats, a 10.25-inch digital driver display, dual-zone climate control system, a 6-way powered driver’s seat with memory and welcome functions, height adjustable front seat belts and switchable ambient lighting.

    While features such as an electronic parking brake, drive modes for the engine (with a circular drive selector on the centre console), 18-inch alloy wheels and flush-fitting door handles are can be seen in the spy shots, top-spec Curvvs are also expected to sport ADAS tech seen in the Harrier and Safari, along with gesture-controlled boot opening.

    Tata Curvv rear spied
    Image courtesy: Kushal Sankhe

    Tata Curvv to miss some kit seen on Creta, Grand Vitara

    None of the Curvv’s feature-rich rivals offer a gesture-controlled tailgate or memory and welcome functions for the powered driver’s seat, though the Creta and Seltos do get 8-way adjustability for the driver's seat. On the other hand, the Korean midsize SUVs, along with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder, sport reclining rear seats. In addition, the aforementioned Japanese SUVs also boast of a heads-up display; features not expected on the Curvv.

    Tata Curvv: shared powertrain

    Under the skin, the Curvv will share more than a few bits with its stable mates. The Curvv EV will use Tata’s acti.ev architecture first seen on the Punch EV – the midsize EV may have a 'frunk' – and have up to 500km of range on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Curvv diesel is going to borrow the 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit from the Nexon.

    In petrol form, the Curvv will debut Tata's new 1.2-litre three-cylinder TGDi engine, which is expected to develop 125hp and 225Nm, and come with manual and automatic gearbox options. A CNG-powered Curvv is also expected to be offered at a later date.

    Also see:

    Tata Motors lines up three new launches in the coming months

    Tata Altroz Racer to get unique dual-tone paint scheme

    Tata Punch EV road test, review

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