– Tata 45X concept made its global debut at the Auto Expo 2018.
– The hatchback is scheduled to go on sale by mid 2019.
Tata Motors has shown a steady improvement over the last few years – all credit goes to its futuristic design language and new business strategy. The new breed Tata cars are a far cry from the company’s old models whether its design, comfort and drivability. Aiming to keep up the momentum, the home-grown carmaker introduced the new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy at the Auto Expo 2018. Underpinning the Tata 45X premium hatchback and Tata H5X SUV concepts, the new design language looks bolder and edgier than its first generation.
The carmaker claims that the “Tata 45X is an amalgamation of futuristic design, advanced technology, intuitive connectivity and great performance”. The all-new 45X premium hatchback concept is the Tata’s first car to use the new AMP (Advanced Modular Platform). Described as ‘Agile Light Flexible Advanced’ architecture, the new platform is said to be compatible for different lengths, widths, wheelbases and suspension setups. Interestingly, the new Tata 45X hatchback has been designed jointly by Tata’s three design studios (Pune, Italy and UK) with inputs from Jaguar Land Rover. The new Tata hatchback will be positioned against the the Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20, which are currently dominating the segment.
Tata 45X Key Features
– IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy
– More prominent three-dimensional ‘Humanity Line’
– Projector headlamps
– Hexa-inspired front grille
– ‘Tri-arrow’ fog lights
– Segment-leading wheels
– Strong fenders
– DRLs or turn blinkers
– Multi-layered interior design
– Infotainment system with display
– 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
– Indian lattice-work inspired rear AC vents and centre console Check Out – Upcoming Tata Cars in India
Tata 45X Launch Date
The all-new Tata 45X premium hatchback concept first broke cover at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2018. Interestingly, the hatchback also marked the debut of Tata’s new AMP scalable platform featuring monocoque design. Recently, the home-grown carmaker has confirmed that the production-ready version of the 45X concept will hit Indian roads by mid 2019. Currently, the vehicle is in testing phase, and has been caught on camera multiple times. Read – New Tata Sedan To Challenge Honda City
Tata 45X Price in India
|Minimum||Rs 5 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 8 lakh|
As mentioned in the beginning, the new 45X hatch is the first Tata car to be based on new advanced modular platform (AMP), which is compatible to multiple wheelbases, lengths, widths and suspensions. The new architecture will be quite economical for the carmaker to develop new cars of different sizes. Furthermore, Tata Motors aims to achieve high level of localization for its upcoming new hatchback to curb its manufacturing cost and attain competitive pricing. In the premium hatchback space, the new Tata car will face challenge from cars like Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. The Tata 45X price in India are likely to fall in the range of Rs 5 lakh (for the entry-level petrol model) – Rs 8 lakh (for the range-topping diesel trim). Check Out – Tata H7X SUV Under Development; To Challenge Fortuner
Tata 45X Exterior
Tata’s new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy had its world premiere with the all-new 45X hatchback and the H5X SUV concepts early this year. With its bold and futuristic design, the Tata 45X created a buzz among visitors at the Auto Expo. Tata Motors claims that the production-ready version of the hatchback will be close to the 45X concept. Though, it will receive some design and styling changes. The 45X concept based car will surely be the best-looking car in its segment. Some of the key design elements of the hatch’s concept version are the more prominent three-dimensional ‘Humanity Line’ underlining a digitally-inspired front grille and dual ultra slim LED headlamps. The front grille seems to be inspired by the Hexa SUV. The projector headlamps are integrated with LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Its fog lamp assembly has a new ‘tri-arrow’ pattern. Styling elements such as strong fenders and the class-leading wheel sizes with flared wheel arches will further enhance its road presence.
What’s interesting in the hatchback are the unique rear door handles which are integrated to C-pillar. We have already seen similar pattern in the new Maruti Swift and the Mahindra KUV100 NXT. The tapered roofline, plastic cladding around the body and pronounced wheel arches add more its sporty side appearance. The rear profile of the hatchback has been adorned by the full LED taillights, surfboard mounted wing cameras and a sporty spoiler. The slingshot line with a chrome finisher adds more its futuristic look. At the dimension front, the Tata 45X premium hatchback concept measures 4,253mm in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,451mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,630mm. Compared to the Tiago, the wheelbase of the 45X is around 230mm longer. The hatchback’s concept was assembled with 235/35 Z R20 front and rear tyres. Read: Tata Nexon – All You Need To Know
Tata 45X Interior
Tata Motors has kept all of the details filed away in its top-secret archives. If we have to guess, it’s likely to share some of its interior design elements and features with the Nexon compact SUV. Though, it will sport a more futuristic design and have more premium appeal than the latter one. Since it will come as premium offering, the material quality and fit and finish are also likely to be of top-notch. The latest spy pictures reveal that the production-ready model will feature a large free-standing touchscreen integrated on the conventional T-shaped centre console. Read – Tamo Racemo Explain In 8 Quick Points
The hatchback’s infotainment system might be compatible to smartphone apps such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It might also support navigation system. The hatchback will have multi-layered design along with features such as a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, instrument cluster and Indian lattice-work inspired rear AC unit. It will also get sporty black interior theme, analogue dials and air con vents situated beneath the centre screen.
The new Tata hatchback will also promise strong occupants’ safety – thanks to its AMP platform that adheres to future crash regulations. Besides this, the home-grown carmaker will equip the car with a range of advanced safety features such as airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), brake assist, etc.
Tata 45X Specifications
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre, turbo|
|Diesel Engine||1.05-litre, 3-cylinder VGT|
|Gearbox||MT & AT|
Rumour has that Tata Motors might introduce the 45X premium hatchback with both petrol and diesel powertrains. The petrol variants are likely to derive power from a 1.2-litre, turbo engine pushing out a maximum power of 108bhp against 170Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel variants are likely to use a 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder VGT motor. The oil burner is capable of delivering a top power of 108bhp against 260Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are likely to be taken care of by a manual and an automatic unit. Official figures and details will be revealed near its launch. Check Out – Tata Nexon Aero Price & Pictures
Tata 45X Mileage
As mentioned above, the engine specifications of the upcoming Tata premium hatchback are still under the wraps. If media reports are to be believed, the carmaker might use a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.05-litre diesel powertrains with manual and automatic gearbox options. Similar to Tata’s new breed cars, the 45X is likely to be high on fuel efficiency. Though, it would be a tad early to comment on its mileage figures.
Related Video – Tata 45X Concept Explained
Tata 45X Preview
Tata 45X premium hatchback will be one of the company's first cars to be based on the new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. It will also be Tata's first car to underpin new AMP (Advanced Modular Platform). Interior and engine details of the hatchback are yet to be revealed by the carmaker.