Mrunal Manmay Dash

Tata Motors has unveiled a close-to-production concept of the Curvv SUV coupe on the first day of the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024 at Delhi.

The carmaker has also shared details of the diesel engine that will power the upcoming SUV. The Curvv will be powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 113 BHP @ 3,750 rpm and 260 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The Curvv will get its petrol engine option – a 125hp, 225Nm, 1.2-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol engine later – and a CNG option will also be offered. Multiple gearbox options can also be expected such as a manual, AMT and even a DCT automatic, depending on the powertrain. It will also get a pure-electric powertrain.

While the Curvv will get multiple powertrains – sources tell us that the Curvv EV will go on sale initially, giving it a first-mover advantage over the likes of the upcoming Creta EV, which will have similar dimensions and price range. The Curvv EV is also expected to take on the born-EV SUVs from Maruti and Toyota that will go on sale sometime next year.

The Curvv measures 4,308mm in length, is 1,810mm wide and 1,630mm high. This, along with a 2,560mm wheelbase, puts it bang in the centre of the midsize SUV segment. It gets a 422-litre boot.

The Curvv was earlier shown, more than once, in various stages of development. Curvv EV series production will commence around April this year at Tata Motors’ Ranjangaon plant near Pune. Tata Motors has set an annual sales target of around 48,000 units for the Curvv SUV, with 12,000 units expected from the Curvv EV.