Recent sightings of Tata Curvv test mules have unveiled intriguing details about the SUV. A newly revealed design patent indicates the inclusion of a head-up display (HUD) unit, suggesting its likely availability in the production model.
The All New Tata Curvv’s Interior
It’s promising to observe Tata’s efforts in furnishing Curvv with an extensive array of features. The HUD addition aligns it with other compact SUVs like Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, and Toyota Hyryder, which already feature a head-up display. Notably, competitors such as Hyundai Creta, Honda Elevate, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and MG Astor lack this feature.
The design patent prominently showcases the HUD unit positioned behind Curvv’s steering wheel. This HUD is of the reflection-based type, where information is displayed on a specially designed glass screen. This type is cost-effective and avoids the need for complex calibration, distinguishing it from projection-based HUDs. In comparison, projection-based HUDs, found in higher-end cars, use a treated part of the windscreen as a display screen, projecting information through LED lights or lasers.
A head-up display not only enhances convenience but also contributes to safety. Placed directly in the driver’s line of sight, it minimizes distractions, displaying crucial information such as RPM, speed, AC functions, fuel economy, warnings, time, gear position, turn-by-turn navigation, and more. HUD units are customizable based on user preferences.
The design patent also discloses other features of Tata Curvv, including a 5-seat layout, a large floating touchscreen on the dashboard, a two-spoke steering wheel reminiscent of the Nexon facelift, a unique center console with a rotary dial and control switches, adjustable seat belts, and a comprehensive set of premium features. These features include a panoramic sunroof, electric parking brake, 360° surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and the potential inclusion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Regarding performance, Tata Curvv is set to offer both Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) and electric powertrains. The order of release for these versions remains uncertain, and details about the electric powertrain are currently unavailable. However, the electric variant could boast a range of around 500 km. ICE versions might leverage powertrain options from the Nexon, including the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and the 1.5-litre diesel unit, with the possibility of featuring Tata’s new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine generating 125 PS and 225 Nm of torque.