The new Tata Blackbird is soon set to make its debut in the Indian market, directly competing with compact SUVs like the Hyundai Creta. Tata Motors, one of India’s top three automakers, is gearing up to maintain and enhance its position in the market.
The compact SUV segment in the Indian market is rapidly growing, led by vehicles like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Tata Motors is now entering this segment with its new compact SUV, aiming to compete with these well-established models. The Tata Blackbird will be based on Tata’s Nexon platform but is expected to be larger in size compared to its predecessor.
The company has not officially released any detailed information about the vehicle yet, but it is expected to be launched in the Indian market next year.
Design of the New Tata Blackbird:
The Tata Blackbird will feature a unique design concept with an impressive front profile and LED DRLs along with LED headlights. It is expected to have a distinct road presence on Indian roads. On the sides, it will ride on excellent 17-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it will have a sporty bumper design, LED tail lamps, and a roof-mounted stop lamp.
Cabin of the New Tata Blackbird:
Tata is currently offering its vehicles with next-level features and cabin designs. The same design language is expected to be seen in the new Tata Blackbird. The cabin will feature premium leather seats and a futuristic central console. In terms of features, it will come equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, and support for wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Other highlights include a 360-degree camera, ventilated seats, height-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, and USB Type-C charging ports for rear passengers.
Safety Features of the New Tata Blackbird:
Tata vehicles are known for their safety features and build quality, and the new Tata Blackbird is expected to continue this trend. It may feature Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology, which is becoming more prevalent in the Indian market. ADAS technology includes features like collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, automatic cruise control, emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, traffic jam assist, and lane-keeping assistance.
In addition to these, standard safety features are likely to include six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, and rear parking sensors.
Engine Specifications of the New Tata Blackbird:
Tata might offer a new 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine generating 130 bhp and 178 Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed manual or torque converter automatic transmission. Additionally, there might be a 1.5-liter diesel engine producing 118 bhp of power and 270 Nm of torque, available with a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission.
Competition for the New Tata Blackbird:
After its launch, the Tata Blackbird will primarily compete with popular models like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Honda HR-V, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser High Rider.
Price and Launch of the New Tata Blackbird:
Although the company has not yet provided specific pricing and launch details, it is expected that the Tata Blackbird will be priced starting from 10 lakh rupees and go up to 16 lakh rupees (ex-showroom) in the Indian market.