Tata Motors is believed to showcase an all-new SUV at the Auto Expo 2018. The company is working on two new SUVs (internally codenamed Q501 & Q502), which will be based on the old generation Land Rover Discovery’s L550 platform. According to Tata Motors, this platform will be localised to meet the company’s needs. The Tata Q501 is a premium 5-seat SUV that will rival the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra Scorpio. On the other hand, the Q502 is a 7-seat SUV that will rival the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson. Also Read: Tata X451 Premium Hatchback to Debut at Auto Expo 2018 Also Read - Flipkart, Tata Consumer Products Limited Partner to Launch Distribution Solution Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The Tata Q501 is also known internally as H5 and is expected to replace the aging Tata Safari. The Tata Q501 and Q502 have been spied several times in India with the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s body shell. We expect Tata Motors to showcase near production versions of both these SUVs at the Auto Expo 2018. While both the SUVs are based on the same L550 platform, both the cars will get completely different exterior design, interiors, feature list and engine specifications. Read More: Upcoming Tata Motors Cars to Launch in India in 2018-19 Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Tata Motors Asks Staff Members to Work From Home
Speaking of which, both the Tata Q501 and Q502 will be powered by a Fiat sourced 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel engine, mated to a 6-speed manual as well as automatic transmissions. This engine will produce a maximum power of 140 BHP on the Q501 and 170 BHP of power on the Q502. Both the SUVs are expected to get two wheel drive as well as four wheel drive systems as well. Also Read - Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Tata Tele to Pay AGR Dues to DoT on Monday: Report
Being a Hyundai Creta rival, the Tata Q501 is expected to be priced in the bracket of INR 10 lakh to INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom). The Tata Q502, on the other hand, will rival the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson and is expected to fall in the price range of INR 15 lakh to INR 20 lakh (ex-showroom). Apart from these SUVs, Tata Motors is also expected to showcase the Tata X451 premium hatchback, Tamo Racemo, Tata X452 mid-size sedan and the Tiago Sport at the Auto Expo 2018.
Source: Autocar India