Tata HBX, the upcoming mini SUV from the home-grown carmaker, made its debut in its concept avatar at the 2020 Auto Expo. The production version of the HBX has been confirmed to launch early next year. Initially, the mini SUV will be offered with petrol and diesel powertrains. While its details are yet to be revealed, the micro SUV is reported to come with the 85bhp, 1.2L petrol and 89bhp, 1.5L diesel engine options.
The carmaker will also bring in the electric iteration of the Tata HBX. The mini SUV will feature the Ziptron EV powertrain technology that has already used in the Nexon EV. It’s claimed to be designed and developed for Indian climatic and traffic conditions. The powertrain consists of a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack powering a 129bhp, electric motor mounted on the front axle. The Nexon EV offers a claimed range of 312km on a single charge.
Recently, Tata Motors revealed that the company will continuously update its Ziptron electric powertrain technology to improve performance, range and efficiency of the vehicles. The Tata HBX EV is likely to come with the updated electric powertrain offering an expected range of over 300km. Its power and torque outputs will stand at 100PS and 200NM respectively.
A latest digital rendering shows what the production-ready Tata HBX EV might look like. The rendered model features Harrier-inspired headlamps and DRLs. Instead of the conventional large bumper armour, the front bumper with tri-arrow pattern and blue accents shares resemblance to its prototype.
Design bits such as alloy wheel and C-pillar design and the Signature Teal Blue exterior paint scheme are carried over from the Nexon EV. The HBX EV features black roof rails, black ORVMs and black body cladding all around the lower part of the body enhancing in its sporty looks.
Tata HBX Concept First Look Video