Tata Sierra

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Tata Sierra
Tata Sierra.jpg
Manufacturer Tata Motors
Also called Tata Telcosport
Tata Grand Telcosport
Production 1991-2000
Body and chassis
Class SUV
Body style 3-door SUV
Related Tata TL
Engine 1.9L
1.9L Turbo
Transmission 5-speed manual
Successor Tata Safari

The Tata Sierra, and later Tata Sierra Turbo, was a three-door sport utility vehicle produced by Tata Motors of India. It was based on the Tata TL. 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 was initially powered by a 1948 cc naturally aspirated engine. Tata Motors later launched Sierra Turbo, which was powered by turbocharged version of 1948cc diesel engine. Sierra Turbo was sported plastic flared wheel arches, headlight from Tata Estate, rear wipers and extra tail lamps on bumper. Tata launched Sierra Turbo 4x4 before pulling the plug.

In Spain, it was sold as Tata Telcosport (original version) and Tata Grand Telcosport TDI (turbo version).

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 2000.

Engine specifications[edit]

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


  • 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[edit]

Weight : 1,530 kg (3,373 lb) Maximum speed : 135 km/h (84 mph) Maximum speed (Turbo) : 160 km/h (99 mph)