TATA HBX 2020 Price in India, Launch Date, Specs, Mileage
The Tata HBX is a micro SUV concept that was showcased at the 2020 Expo. The car attracted many as was evident from the stall of Tata Motors at the event. The model was first revealed at the Geneva Motor show 2019. Tata Motors has said that the product will retain 90% of the concept. The car has been spied testing a number of times. It will enter the market in the FY 2021, as confirmed by Tata.
The concept cat features a rugged and bold styling. It gets a boxy design that suits its character quite well. The concept carries most of the design elements from the previous concept showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. This version is pretty much close to the production model. It features a Nexon facelift like front grille (Humanity line) and sleeker split headlamps like the Harrier.
The rear tail lamps look quite unique and attractive. It gets a massive faux skid plate at the front and rear. The squared wheel arches and sharp crease lines on the side body give the car a muscular stance, but such fancy types are highly unlikely to make it to production. The car on display had an off-road package that includes off road tyres and roof rails.
The HBX is likely to share most of the features from its siblings. It gets a 7 inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car play, steering mounted controls and compass in the dashboard. Tata has confirmed that the micro SUV will also come with best in connectivity features.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The HBX is expected to share the Tata Altroz's 1.2 litre 3 cylinder Revotron petrol engine that produces 86 PS and 113 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 5 speed MT. An AMT will be offered, but sometime after launch, as is with other Tata cars. As Tata has scrapped off the diesel mill from Tiago and Tigor, so might be the case with the HBX. HBX could also debut a direct injection (DI) version of the 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine for better output. The HBX will underpin the brand’s new ALFA architecture modular platform.
RIVALS, PRICE & LAUNCH
The HBX micro SUV will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Mahindra KUV 100 NXT. We expect a starting price of around Rs. 5 lakhs. Tata has plans to electrify the HBX as well, with this being the third cat after Nexon EV and Altroz EV that will utilize the Ziptron EV technology.
The near production ready Tata HBX has been spied multiple times on the road. Thrustzone.com managed to capture some of the snaps during the night testing. The car was heavily camouflaged but the design appears to be quite similar to the one displayed at the Auto Expo 2020. On the front, it gets LED DRLs which double up as turn signals. The headlight unit is located on the bumper. Fog lights are placed below the headlight unit. The car on test had alloy wheels. On the rear, the car gets rear fog lights, rear defogger as weak as rear wiper and washer. While the concept car had faux skid plates, the bumper on the test cat had a conventional design. The roof was hidden with the help of pseudo cladding. Speaking of the interiors, a floating touchscreen in the center is clearly visible.
The Tata HBX is surely an exciting product to wait for. Do let us know by writing in the comments section below what you think of this upcoming micro SUV, HBX from Tata.
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