– Tata H5X concept was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018.
– The SUV will take on Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and Mahindra XUV500.
– It’s Tata’s first car to use Land Rover Discovery Sport platform.
– The H5X’s prices might fall between Rs 10 lakh – 20 Lakh.
Tata H5X, the 5-seater premium SUV from the home-grown carmaker, was surely one of the major attractions at the Auto Expo 2018. Previewed in its concept avatar, the SUV has been confirmed to be launched in early 2019. While the launch is a year away, fresh details of the upcoming Tata SUV have emerged on the web. The H5X is Tata’s first product to adorn new IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. It’s also the brand’s first car to be based on Land Rover sourced L550 platform. This platform has been designed for rough terrains, which indicates that the SUV will carry off-road capabilities. Read – Tata H7X SUV To Challenge Toyota Fortuner
Pratap Bose, Head of Design, Tata Motors, has confirmed that production version of the Tata H5X will retain 80-85% design bits from its concept. Marking a shift to bolder designs, Tata’s new-gen IMPACT design language has more prominent details including a ‘tri-arrow’ pattern for fog lamps, strong fenders, segment-leading wheel sizes and a more pronounced three-dimensional ‘Humanity Line’.
Interior design of the SUV is claimed have practical layout with ‘clutter-free’ ambiance. The H5X’s new HMI (Human Machine Interface) screens with a ‘clear and intuitive’ user interface are claimed to be best-in-segment. Powering the new Tata SUV will be a 2.0-litre MJD turbodiesel engine carried over from the Jeep Compass. It might get a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission with Tata’s 4X4 drivetrain system and multi drive modes. Check Out – Tata Cars at Auto Expo 2018
Tata H5X SUV Concept At Auto Expo 2018
– More pronounced three-dimensional ‘Humanity Line’
– Tri-arrow fog lamps
– Strong fenders
– Segment-leading wheels
– High ground clearance
– Robust build quality
– Heavy body cladding
– Hexa XE-inspired steel wheels
– Single exhaust pipe
– 5-seats layout
– Land Rover Discovery Sport platform Read – Tata 45X Hatchback Concept Makes Global Debut
Tata’s new 5-seater SUV – H5X – recently made its world debut alongside 45X premium hatchback at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Since the SUV made its appearance in the concept form, it will take some time to arrive in the market. Though, Tata has confirmed that the SUV will soon enter into production and the launch is scheduled to happen this fiscal year. We expect it to hit Indian roads in the first half of 2019. Read – New Tata Sedan To Challenge Honda City
|Minimum||Rs 12 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 20 lakh|
With new business strategy and a range of capable products, Tata Motors has managed to gain lost traction in the Indian market. Following the same approach, the carmaker will continue to strengthen its position in different segments be it hatchback, compact SUV or SUV. Therefore, we can expect the H5X to be priced competitively against its arch rivals. The 5-seater shares its powertrain with the Jeep Compass – i.e. 2.0-litre Multijet diesel. This powerplant involves a high-level of localization, and is being manufactured at Fiat’s Rajangaon plant. Aiming to curb production cost, Tata might replace some pricier aluminum components with steel units. The new Tata H5X price in India is likely to start from Rs 12 lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 20 lakh for the top-spec variant. If launched at this price point, the new Tata SUV will give a tough fight to Renault Captur, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass.
|Engine||2.0-litre Multijet turbocharged diesel|
|Gearbox||MT & 9-speed AT|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & 4WD|
Under the hood, the new Tata 5 seater SUV will house the Fiat sourced 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine borrowed from the Jeep Compass. This motor will be tuned for two power outputs – 148bhp/350Nm and 170bhp/350Nm. While the H5X will receive the 148bhp version, the 170bhp state of tune will be used for the H7X 7-seater SUV. Transmission could also be carried over from the Compass – i.e. the ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic. Produced locally, this gearbox has been designed for the four-wheel-drive vehicles and is longer than the standard 6-speed transmission unit. Features such AWD (all-wheel-drive) system with Land Rover’s Terrain Response Program and all-independent suspension system could also be borrowed from the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Tata might also offer multi drive mode on the SUV carline. Check Out – Upcoming Tata Cars in India
|City||Around 15kmpl (expected)|
|Highway||Over 17kmpl (expected)|
As mentioned above, Tata’s new compact SUV will come fitted with Fiat’s 2.0L Multijet diesel engine, which frugal in nature. It also delivers a punchy mid-range performance. On the Jeep Compass, this oil burner returns a claimed fuel economy of 17.1kmpl. With slightly heavier body built than the Compass, the Tata H5X is estimated to deliver a mileage around 15kmpl – 17kmpl. Check Out – Tata Nexon Aero Price & Pictures
Based on Land Rover Discovery Sport platform (L550), the new Tata 5 seater SUV features the company’s new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 design language. The robust L550 architecture, which is designed for rough terrains, will enhance the overall handling, driving dynamics and off-road capabilities of the car. On the other hand, the evolved IMPACT design language makes the SUV look aggressive and bold. Face of the SUV will be adorned by high-mounted LED headlamps along with a more prominent three-dimensional ‘Humanity Line’ that underlines the headlamps and front grille, ‘tri-arrow’ pattern fog lamps, larger side air vents, three-element skid plates with inserts and chunky clamshell-like hood. Read About – Tata Tiago JTP | Tata Tigor JTP
Unlike the concept version that stood with 22-inch wheels, the production-ready H5X will get smaller 19-inch MRF Wanderer tyres. Styling bits such as pronounced wheel arches, blacked C-pillar, bold side creases, sporty roofline, trapezoidal fenders and chunky cladding at the base of doors further enhance its sporty side appearance. Round the back, the car features sporty bumper with intricate details on the lower portion and wraparound smoked tail lamps.
Measuring 4,575mm in length, the Tata H5X will be bigger than Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. Its overall width and height stand 1,960mm and 1,686mm respectively. This model comes with a wheelbase of 2,740mm, which results into spacious cabin. The SUV will posses off-road capabilities indicating towards higher ground clearance.
Tata claims that the new IMPACT Design 2.0 focuses on the cabin’s ambiance and practicality. The vehicle has segment-leading HMI (Human Machine Interface) screens with ‘clear and intuitive’ user interface. The latest spy pictures reveal that the SUV will have two-layer dashboard and centre console design along with an integrated touchscreen for the infotainment system. The front seats have a dedicated overhead storage binnacle and memory function. The wide rear seats can accommodate three adult passengers. There is a centre armrest for the front and rear seats occupants. Read About – Tata Tiago Electric | Tata Tigor Electric
Some of the key feature will include Harman-sourced ConnectNext infotainment system, Tata’s rotary knob based drive selector programme, a large touchscreen integrated on the centre console, automatic climate control and three-spoke steering wheel and rear AC vents. Safety duties on the SUV will be taken care of by anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), traction control, hill hold control and electronic stability program with roll over mitigation.