– The Tata X451 will be designed with inputs from Tata’s three design studios (based in Pune, U.K and Italy), and JLR.
– The new X451 premium hatchback will make its global debut at Auto Expo 2018 and will also mark debut of Tata’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design philosophy.
– It will be the company’s first product to be developed on AMP (Advanced Modular Platform).
Homegrown automaker, Tata Motors will unveil a range of new products at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018. Last year, company officials had confirmed that it plans to consolidate vehicle platforms from six to two in coming years. These new platforms will be compatible to multiple suspension setups, lengths, widths and wheelbases. One such example will be the new AMP (Advanced Modular Platform) and the first model to be developed on this platform will be a premium hatchback. Codenamed Tata X451, the premium hatchback will debut at the Auto Expo 2018 in pre-production avatar. Adding to it, the company will also launch a mid-sized sedan on this AMP platform.
The Tata X451 premium hatchback will come as a replacement for the slow-selling Bolt hatchback. It will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz. Besides X451, Tata Motors will also showcase its upcoming premium SUVs – codenamed Q501 and Q502. Reports also suggest that a sportier version of the Tiago hatchback will also debut at the biennial event, which is scheduled to commence in February.
While we are eagerly waiting for the car’s first glimpse, a latest rendering based on the brand’s existing products gives an idea about its look. Codenamed Tata X451, this new premium hatchback will be designed with collaborative efforts of Tata’s three design studios (based in Pune, UK and Italy), and inputs from JLR. In India, the new Tata hatchback will take on the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
In 2016, Tata Motors introduced its new IMPACT design language with the Tiago hatchback. The company has officially announced that it will showcase the brand’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design language. It is expected that the X451 will be the company’s first product to feature this latest design language.
The homegrown automaker has confirmed that it will consolidate all future products to two platforms from the current 6. The X451 premium hatchback will be based on the company’s new AMP architecture, while the second platform will be used for bigger SUVs. The former is a scalable platform with monocoque design. The Pune-based carmaker has confirmed that the AMP platform cars will start arriving in 2019. Though, the company hasn’t yet confirmed the model name and details. It is confirmed that Tata Motors will showcase the Tata X451 premium hatchback at the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive event in Delhi. It is expected that the car will be launched by the end of 2018 or early 2019. Read: Tata Nexon – All You Need To Know
Tata Motors is aiming to reduce the production cost of its future products, and AMP platform will help the automaker to achieve aggressive pricing for its premium cars. This architecture will be adaptable to different widths, lengths, suspension systems and wheelbases. Tata Motors’s new premium hatchback, codenamed X451, will also be based on the AMP platform, and it will challenge the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. The Tata X451 price in India is expected to fall in the range of Rs 5 lakh – Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom). Video – Tata Nexon vs New Ford EcoSport Comparison
The new Tata X451 premium hatchback will be based on the company’s new AMP platform, which will also underpin a mid-sized sedan. Scheduled to be unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the new premium hatchback will also mark the introduction of Tata’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design philosophy. Just to jog your memory, Tata had introduced the new IMPACT design language with the Tiago hatchback. The new Tata hatchback will come with new sporty look. The X451 premium hatchback is expected to feature a Hexa-inspired front grille with the chrome ‘Humanity Line’ surrounding the lower edge. Going by the digital illustration, the hatchback previews the Nexon-like fog lamp enclosures and waistline with Ivory white highlights. Design elements such as projector headlamps, low-positioned fog lights and daytime running lights or turn blinkers might also be offered on the hatchback. There could be pronounced wheel arches, roof rails and plastic cladding around the body.
Tata Motors has started testing the hatchback on Indian roads. Going by the spy-images, it is visible that the hatchback will have a longer wheelbase for spacious cabin. The hatchback is reportedly 200mm longer than the Tiago, but will sit under 4 meter in length. It comes with a raked and longish windshield and tapered roofline. Interestingly, the rear door handle will be positioned on the C-pillar, which we have already seen in the Mahindra KUV100 NXT and the new Maruti Swift. Check Out – Upcoming Tata Cars in India
The new Tata hatchback might derive its interior design inspiration from the Nexon compact SUV. The material quality, fit and finish will be more premium than the existing Tata cars. The hatchback might feature a multi-layered design and Indian lattice-work inspired rear AC vents and centre console design. It will be equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system, which is likely to be sourced from the Nexon SUV. This system will be compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Navigation. Adding to it, the hatchback will also get a rear air-conditioning vents. Features like instrument cluster and 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel could also be carried over from the Nexon. Read – Tata’s Global Design Team Working On New Models
– IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy
– Projector headlamps
– Hexa-inspired front grille
– Low-positioned fog lights
– 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
The X451 will be available with both, petrol and diesel, fuel guise. However, no engine details are yet to be revealed. Rumour has that the X451 will come with all-new 4-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains that will either be based on Tiago’s lighter aluminium engines. The hatchback might come with both manual and automatic transmission options.
We believe that the premium hatchback will share its engine specs with the Nexon compact SUV. The gasoline version of the car will be propelled by a 1.2-litre, turbo unit that is good for 108bhp of power and 170NM of torque. On the flip side, the diesel version will get the new 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that produces 108bhp and 260Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic versions of the car will be on offer.
It would be quite early to comment on fuel efficiency of the car, as engine details are yet to be confirmed by the carmaker.
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