The Tata 45X based hatchback Is likely to be powered by all-new 1.2-litre BS6 compliant petrol engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system
Homegrown automaker, Tata Motors is planning to launch a range of new electric and mild-hybrid cars in India over the period of next 2-3 years. If latest media report is to be believed, the brand’s upcoming premium hatchback based on 45X concept will come with mild-hybrid system.
Team-BHP member, RavenAvi claims that the upcoming Tata 45X hatchback will be powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated 3-cylinder petrol engine. This will be the brand’s all-new engine, which will be compliant to BS6 emission norms. It is likely to come with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that assists in acceleration and offers idle start-stop function. This mild-hybrid system will further reduce the CO2 emissions.
The report further claims that Tata’s European Technical Centre will play a major role behind the all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine and 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The UK-based R&D centre has already presented 2 different mild-hybrid systems codenamed ‘PO’ and ‘P2’. Also See – Harrier To Hornbill – 4 New Tata SUVs Coming To India
It is expected that the mild-hybrid system could also be offered in the next-generation Nexon, which is likely to arrive in 2021. The next Nexon will be based on Tata’s new Alpha modular platform that also underpins the 45X hatchback. Besides this, Tata will also launch a mid-sized sedan, Tata Hornbill micro SUV and Tata Harrier. All these models could receive electric versions in near future as well.
The diesel version of the Tata 45X is likely to receive the BSVI-compliant 1.5-litre Revotorq engine. This engine is capable of producing 110bhp of power and 260Nm of torque. The new model will challenge the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20 and the Honda Jazz.
Source – Team-BHP