We have reported earlier that Tata Motors is working on pure electric version of the H2X mini SUV. The carmaker might use its recently-unveiled Ziptron EV (electric vehicle) powertrain technology for the production-ready Tata H2X. This new EV engine comprises a permanent magnet AC motor that’s claimed to provide “superior performance”.
Designed and developed for Indian climatic and traffic conditions, the Ziptron ensures “long range and zippy performance” with fast charging capabilities. The carmaker says that it will offer 8 years of warranty on its battery. The Ziptron EV technology also adheres to IP67 standard. The same powertrain could be used for the electric iteration of the Altroz and Nexon.
Talking about the Tata H2X, the mini SUV concept was first previewed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Its production-ready version might debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2020. The H2X will be among the brand’s first models based on the Alpha platform. Dimensionally, the new mini SUV from Tata will be wider and taller than the Nexon.
The overall length, width and height of the Tata H2X (concept) stand at 3840mm, 1822mm and 1635mm respectively. It has a 2450mm long wheelbase. Around 70% components of the mini SUV will be carried over from the Tata Altroz premium hatchback. This will enable the carmaker keep a check on its manufacturing cost and achieve competitive pricing.
Tata’s Sanand plant in Gujarat will serve as production hub for the H2X mini SUV. This facility has already been producing the brand’s sub-4-meter models including Tata Tiago hatchback and Tigor subcompact sedan. The upcoming Tata Altroz will also be manufactured at the same plant.