Tata Sierra

• The Tata Sierra was originally launched back in 1991 and was based on the Tata Telcoline. It was the first SUV to be designed and produced in India. The Sierra was the closed version of the Tata Telcoline pick-up.

• The Sierra was also the first car from the company for private transport. It had a 3-door design. It also had a full glass roof at the rear portion of the SUV which makes it unique even today.

• The Sierra measured 4400mm in length, 1730 mm in width, 1770 mm in height and 2400mm in wheelbase. The suspensions are the same as the Telcoline with an oscillating double trapezoidal front axle and a rear axle with a rigid bridge layout with five pulling arms and coil springs.

• It was powered by the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated Peugeot XD88 four-cylinder diesel manufactured under license by Tata Motors in India. It had two vales per cylinder and indirect injection with pre chamber and developed 63 HP. The power was sent to a G76 5-speed manual.

• It was rear-wheel drive with 4WD as an option too, and self-locking rear differential.

• The cockpit was available only for four seats. The Sierra was also the first car produced in India with electric windows, air conditioning, adjustable steering wheel and a tachometer.

• Later, in 1998 Tata introduced a new turbocharged version of the Peugeot XD88 2.0-litre diesel engine. The new engine was rated a Euro 2 and had a power output of 87 HP.

• The SUV used to cost around ₹5Lakhs at the time. The Sierra unlike the Telcoline was not a great success. It went out of production in 2000 and was replaced by the Tata Safari.

• Despite being discontinued the Sierra still enjoys a significant fan following.

• At the Auto Expo 2020 , Tata Motors showcased an EV concept with the same name. However, the company didn’t share any further details on the production plans of the Sierra EV concept.

• Let us know your thoughts on the Tata Sierra and the EV concept shown at the Auto Expo 2020.

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