Tata Motors is reportedly planning to strengthen its MPV and SUV portfolio, and the Mumbai based manufacturer is currently working on a number of new products. Apart from the Hexa SUV and Nexon compact SUV, which is due for the domestic market in the next two years, Tata is readying new MPVs code-named X601 and X602, and SUVs code-named the Q501 and Q502, reported Overdrive.
The new MPVs reportedly focus on utilitarian aspect and hence will not be premium products. The X601 and X602 are expected to replace the ageing Sumo and the Movus in Tata's product portfolio. The slow sales of MPVs in India for the past couple of months is not stopping Tata from going ahead with its MPV plans. However, Tata MPV's will be designed in more of an SUV-ish stance rather than the traditional Van like stance. Both the MPVs are expected to share platform, powetrains and features. The X601 and X602 are expected to get new generation 2.0-litre diesel engines of Tata Motors.
The new SUVs in the works will be positioned above the Safari and the Hexa. The Q501 will be a five-seater, while the Q502 will be a seven seater model. Both vehicles will be premium offerings and are expected to get many features from the Land Rover brand. Both SUVs are expected to underpin Fleelander 2's platform with high amount of localisation. The report also says Tata Motors will brand both the new SUVs as "Aspirational Utility Vehicle" or AUV. The Q501 is expected to go up against the Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Creta, while the Q502 will be pitted against the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.