Positioned below Tata Nexon, the HBX Concept is based on the ALFA modular platform of Tata Motors.
Tata Motors today uncovered its highly anticipated Tata H2X aka Tata Hornbill at the Indian Auto Expo 2020. The production version of Tata’s latest mini-SUV codenamed X445, which looks truly modern, borrows design inspirations from big brother, Tata Harrier. The new Tata SUV is currently being tested extensively on Indian roads and will hit company showrooms this year. Expected to be made available with petrol-only spec, it may not have direct competitors post launch but, will challenge the likes of Renault Kwid, Maruti S-Presso and Mahindra KUV100. We may also see an electric version joining its variant line-up later.
Tata Motors had displayed the concept version of this mini-SUV at the last edition of Auto Expo. The micro-SUV from the leading car manufacturer sits on the Impact 2.0 design philosophy and was last time showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The city focussed SUV gets many styling elements from its concept model, which comprise of tall boxy look, front fascia resembling a bit of Harrier with split headlamps, triangular tail lamps and nice looking alloy wheels.
The contemporary outer shell is complimented well by the modern interior layout. It gets an airy cabin that is fitted with some of the most advanced gadgets and premium upholstery. Other essentials include a touchscreen infotainment system, sunroof, steering mounted controls, and many more.
Furthermore, under the hood sees a BS6-compliant 1.2L Revotron petrol engine (5-speed manual gearbox), which currently serves the 2020 Tata Tiago. The sub-4-metre SUV receives similar dimensions as witnessed on the concept model i.e. 3,840mm length, 1,822mm width and 1,635mm height, while the wheelbase stands at 2,450mm.
In addition, to the compact SUV, Tata Motors also uncovered its awaited 7-seater Gravitas SUV and other passenger and commercial vehicles at the 2020 Auto Expo.