Tata H2X Micro SUV (Hornbill)- 10 interesting facts to know

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Here we bring you a list of 10 interesting facts about the upcoming Tata H2X micro SUV

Tata Motors had showcased the H2X micro SUV concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Internally called the Tata Hornbill, the micro SUV will take on the likes of Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Maruti Ignis and the upcoming Maruti Future S Concept. It will be the brand’s smallest SUV in India. Here we bring you a list of 10 interesting facts about the upcoming Tata H2X micro SUV –

Taller & wider than Nexon

Despite being the smallest Tata SUV, the new H2X is wider and taller than the Nexon compact SUV. The Tata H2X concept measures 3,840mm in length, 1,822mm in width, 1,635mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,450mm. On the other hand, the Nexon is 3,990mm, 1,811mm and 1,607mm in length, width and height respectively. The H2X is 11mm wider and 28mm taller than the Nexon. Continue reading

Second model on ALFA platform

The new micro SUV is built on the brand’s new ALFA modular platform, which also underpins the soon-to-be-launched Altroz premium hatchback. This platform is compatible to accommodate different body styles and different powertrains including petrol, diesel, electric and hybrids.

Similarity with H5X concept

The H2X styling is heavily inspired by the H5X concept, which was unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The H5X concept based SUV, Tata Harrier was launched in January 2019.

More imposing SUV-stance

While the Nexon compact SUV comes with a more coupe-SUV profile, the Tata H2X has more imposing SUV’s stance. The micro SUV gets bigger front bumper, flat roof, squared wheel arches and high ground clearance.

Bigger & Spacious than rivals

In terms of proportions, the Tata H2X is bigger than the direct rivals including Maruti Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100 NXT. Bigger dimensions come with spacious interior as well. It will offer segment-leading legroom, shoulder space and headroom for both front and rear occupants.

Petrol only

The new Tata H2X micro SUV is most likely to be offered in petrol version only. It will be powered by a BSVI compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine that also powers the Tiago hatchback. While powering the Tiago, this engine produces 84bhp and 114Nm. The company could also opt for the Altroz’s engine, which is a 100.5bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine.

Feature-loaded cabin

The Tata H2X based SUV is expected to share the cabin features and components with the Altroz hatchback. It is likely to offer several high-end features including a large touchscreen infotainment with all the modern connectivity features, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, etc.

Launch by mid-2020

Tata Motors has confirmed that the new H2X based SUV will be launched in the second half of 2020. The small SUV will be launched post BSVI emission norms in April 2020. A possible launch around July-August 2019 can’t be ignored.

Production model at Auto Expo 2020

The new Tata H2X concept based micro SUV will make debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. The company is also likely to showcase the concept version of the Blackbird 5-seater SUV, which will be positioned between the Nexon and the Harrier.

To be produced in Sanand Gujarat

Speaking to media, Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors, has confirmed that the new SUV will be produced at the company’s facility in Sanand, Gujarat. This facility will serve as a production hub for Tata cars based on the new ALFA modular platform. Continue reading

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