Tata Curvv Spotted Testing with New Safety Enhancement

Tata Curvv Spotted Testing with New Safety Enhancement

Tata Motors is gearing up to introduce its latest offering, the Tata Curvv which aims to compete with popular compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The Curvv stands out with its coupe SUV body style and features Tata's latest design language as seen in the recent facelifts of Tata SUVs. As we anticipate its launch later this year, the Curvv has been spotted undergoing tests once again revealing some intriguing details.

Advanced Safety Features

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Tata Curvv Blind Spot Detection

The spied test mule of the Tata Curvv showcased a warning light on the outside rearview mirror (ORVM), confirming the inclusion of a blind-spot detection feature. The advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) suite, which could include automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control is anticipated to contain this capability. Although the test mule was heavily camouflaged, details such as the coupe roofline and flush-type door handles were visible.

Cabin and Expected Features

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Tata Curvv Cabin

While the interior of the Curvv remains unseen, it is speculated to adopt a dashboard theme similar to the Nexon. At the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024, the Curvv was also seen with a Harrier-like 4-spoke steering wheel, complete with an illuminated Tata logo. The Curvv is expected to come equipped with features such as a 12.3-inch touchscreen system, ventilated front seats, a sunroof, and a 10.25-inch digital driver's display. Its safety kit is likely to include six airbags, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, and electronic stability control (ESC).

Engine Options for the Curvv

The Tata Curvv will debut the carmaker's new 1.2-litre T-GDi (turbo-petrol) engine, while also borrowing the diesel powertrain from the Tata Nexon. Although specifications for the production-spec SUV are yet to be confirmed, they are expected to be as follows:

  • 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine: 125 PS power, 225 Nm torque
  • 1.5-litre diesel engine: 115 PS power, 260 Nm torque
  • Transmission options: 6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT* (expected for the turbo-petrol engine)
    *DCT - dual-clutch automatic transmission
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Tata Curvv Rear View

Additionally, the Tata Curvv will also be available in an all-electric version, the Curvv EV, which could offer a claimed driving range of up to 500 km.

Expected Price and Rivals

The internal combustion engine (ICE) version of the Tata Curvv is expected to launch in India in the second half of 2024, with a starting price of around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete with compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Honda Elevate, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, and the recently unveiled Citroen Basalt Vision.