Tata motors unveils it’s sleek all-electric E-Vision Sedan Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The Sedan comes built on an EV derivative of Tata’s Omega platform shared with Land Rover rather than the AMP that is to give strength and underpins future hatchbacks, sedans and small SUV models from Tata.
Coming to the designing of the sedan and like the H5X SUV and 45X hatchback concept (unveiled at the Auto-Expo 2018) the E-Vision Concept is styled to Tata’s latest Impact Design 2.0 design language–indicated that looks will be completely different from all that we’ve seen from the carmaker so far.
From the Front, the car looks like 45X hatchback concept. It has slim LED headlamps that flow out from the grille at either end. But in this vehicle grille is large and brushed aluminium has been used to highlight the ‘humanity line’ that underlines the grille and headlights. The E-Vision’s front-end looks more ‘evolved’ when compared to the 45X concept because it’s smoothly surfaced front bumper, replete with its L-shaped elements and brushed aluminum chin is different.
Aluminium is widely used to enhance the sedan’s designing and rear bumper too gets a liberal dose of aluminium. Best designing part of the car which we love is the high-set tail-lights. The car is well executed, Surfacing is crisp and clean throughout and you’ll definitely feel that the concept is from a premium European carmaker, and not from TATA.
The Indian Carmaker had disclosed a new focus on cabin ambience and the human-machine interface on vehicles built to Impact Design 2.0 language, and the E-Vision concept’s interior clearly show the result of that focus. The Cabin looks premium with a generous use of high-quality wood and upmarket materials. Light colours are used inside the sedan to aid the feeling of space on the inside, further enhanced by the floating dashboard that does without a centre console that extends to the floor.
The dashboard is also neat and well executed and is home to dual instrument screens (a hidden screen atop the dash and a retractable screen at the base of the centre console) that remain concealed when not in use. Tata promises to offer ample amount of headroom and knee room at the rear and also says that the rear seats are fully adjustable.
As mentioned above, the E-Vision Sedan Concept comes built on a dedicated EV derivative of Tata’s Omega platform. Engineers at Tata motors says that changes to the underbody were sufficient to convert the conventional architecture, designed for combustion engine applications, to one that could be used for electric vehicles.
The platform used in the sedan i.e., Omega is modular, flexible and scalable. However, specs are not revealed at the show but some of the highlights include 0-100kph in less than 7sec and a max speed of 200kph. The battery size and charging time is still unknown but Tata says that E-Vision Sedan Concept offers fast-charging capability. The E-Vision Concept is also equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) features.