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Tata Sierra
Tata Sierra
Manufacturer Tata Motors
Parent company Tata Sons
Production 1991-1998
Successor Tata Safari
Class MUV
Body style(s) 3-door SUV
Platform Tata Estate
Engine(s) 1.9L Turbo
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Fuel capacity 50 L
Related Tata TL
Designer DC Design

The Tata Sierra, or the Tata Sierra Turbo, was a three door sport utility vehicle produced by Tata Motors of India.It was the first automobile to be designed and produced in India. The vehicle also forms the basis for DC Design's Arya Concept vehicle. The Sierra is powered by a 1.9 litre turbodiesel. Initially it had a naturally aspirated engine but later versions were Turbocharged. The later version had distinguishable plastic fender flares and remodelled headlamps based on the Tata Estate. Tata used to provide 4WD models on special request.

The car was the first diesel vehicle to be accepted as a personal car in India. It featured some firsts for Indian cars, such as adjustable steering. Other features included power windows, power steering and a tachometer. Production ended in 1998.

Engine specifications

  • Type: Four-cylinder, in-line, longitudinal location, diesel
  • Displacement: 1948 cc + 750 cc turbo
  • Bore x Stroke: 83 mm (3.3 in) x 90 mm (3.5 in)
  • Cylinders: Four
  • Maximum power: 90 PS (66 kW/89 hp) @ 4500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 19 kg·m (190 N·m/140 ft·lbf) @ 2500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 22:5:1
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Number of gears: 4 Forward, 1 Overdrive and 1 Reverse


  • Length: 4,410 mm (173.6 in)
  • Width: 1,710 mm (67.3 in)
  • Ground clearance: 170 mm (6.7 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,400 mm (94.5 in)

Other values

Weight : 1,530 kg (3,373 lb) Maximum speed : 135 km/h (84 mph)


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