Tata Motors Shows Off Avinya Concept
Indian automaker Tata Motors is providing a glimpse at its future electric models, unveiling the AVINYA Concept.
Derived from the Sanskrit language, the name AVINYA stands for ‘innovation’ – a fitting name for a vehicle boasting next-generation connectivity, advanced driver assistance systems, and enhanced performance and efficiency.
Specification details are scarce, however, Tata has stated the model will be underpinned by its Gen 3 electric architecture. They also state that a production version of the EV will be launched in 2025, with a raft of other Gen 3-based cars planned.
Originally inspired by a catamaran, the body of the AVINYA embraces people-mover proportions and coach-style doors. The overhands are extremely short thanks to the electric powertrain, and the glasshouse blends neatly into the black panoramic roof.
The front features a large, illuminated grille area, and distinct LED running lights extend across both the front and rear.
Turning inside, the front seats are trimmed in fabric and leather and feature integrated seatbelts to allow them to swivel. The second row is closer to a traditional rear bench, and the EV architecture enables a completely flat floor.
Furthermore, the materials used in the AVINYA highlight sustainability. In fact, Tata used the concept of “second life” – mixing a recycled plastic resin with local mineral waste (in this case oyster shell waste) – to create the naturally coloured floor tiles.
There are few screens inside the cabin with Tata saying it wished to focus on a human-centric design and to reduce distractions. Instead, the soundbar takes centre stage, with voice being the main interface for occupants to interact with the vehicle.
“While making the AVINYA Concept a reality, the central idea was to offer a mobility solution like no other – a state of the art software on wheels that is well designed, sustainable and reduces the planet’s carbon footprint,” said N Chandrasekaran, Chair of Tata Motors.
“Green Mobility is at the nucleus of [Tata], and the AVINYA Concept is the perfect reflection of what the company stands for – a creation that will not only accelerate the adoption of EVs but also lead this movement.”
7 May 2022