– Tata H5X is the company’s first car to use Land Rover Discovery Sport platform.
– The H5X’s prices might fall between Rs 10 lakh – 20 Lakh.
Sales graph of Tata Motors has been rising at a scorching pace from the last few years, and it seems to be shooting up in coming years. Backed with the new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy and futuristic approach, the company aims to become the second largest carmaker by 2020. Tata has already proved its mettle in the passenger vehicle segment with its new breed of cars including Tiago, Nexon, Tigor and Hexa. Besides that, the carmaker has several exciting products in the pipeline such as Tata H5X SUV, 45X premium hatchback and E-Vision based premium sedan.
Previewed at the Auto Expo 2018, the Tata H5X concept represents design, technology and capabilities of the brand’s future generation SUV. Scheduled to launch early next year, the H5X is Tata’s first SUV to adorn new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. It’s also the brand’s first car to be based on the new-generation ‘Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced’ architecture, which has been developed jointly with Jaguar Land Rover. Derived from the Land Rover D8 platform, this chassis is claimed to be designed especially for Indian terrains. It indicates that the SUV will posses some serious 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 such as 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. The Tata SUV might share its engine (2.0-litre MJD turbo diesel) with one of its arch rivals – the Jeep Compass. Check Out – Tata Cars 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 Motors has already confirmed that the Tata H5X SUV will see a release in the Indian market in early 2019. It also revealed the SUV will soon enter production. Just so you know, this 5-seater SUV made its world debut in concept form at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2018. Alongside, the company also showcased the 45X premium hatchback concept, Tigor & Tiago JTP models, Tigor & Tiago EVs and Racemo sportscar. 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 is likely to source its engine from the Jeep Compass – i.e. 2.0-litre Multijet diesel. Developed with high-level of localization at Fiat’s Rajangaon plant, this powertrain will surely help the carmaker to achieve aggressive pricing. Aiming to further curb its production cost, Tata might replace some expensive aluminum components with steel units. The new Tata H5X price in India is estimated to begin from Rs 12 lakh for the base model and go all the way up to Rs 20 lakh for the top-spec variant. If launched at this price point, the new Tata SUV will take head-to-head against the Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass.
|Engine||2.0-litre Multijet turbocharged diesel|
|Gearbox||MT & 9-speed AT|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & 4WD|
Tata Motors hasn’t yet revealed the engine details of the SUV. However, the reports suggest that the H5X could make use of the Fiat sourced 2.0-litre Multijet diesel powertrain that also does duty in the Jeep Compass. On the latter one, the oil burner dishes out a peak power of 170bhp at 3,750rpm against 350Nm of peak torque at 1,750rpm – 2,500rpm. For the H5X, however, this motor could be tuned for two power outputs – 148bhp with 350Nm and 170bhp with 350Nm. While the H5X five-seater version will come with the 148bhp unit, the 170bhp state of tune will be offered on the bigger H7X 7-seater SUV.
Similar to the powertrain, the 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)|
Rumor has it that Tata’s new compact SUV might share its powertrain with the Jeep Compass – i.e. 2.0L Multijet diesel engine. This oil burner is high on fuel efficiency and delivers a punchy mid-range performance. On the Jeep Compass, the 2.0L 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
Tata’s new 5-seater premium SUV will be built on the new-generation Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA) platform, which is developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. This architecture is essentially soured from Land Rover Discovery Sport’s L550 platform. The robust L550 architecture, which is designed for rough terrains, will enhance the overall handling, driving dynamics and off-road capabilities of the car.
The H5X is one of the first Tata cars to feature the new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 design language. The shift to the more evolved IMPACT design language will make the SUV look aggressive and bold. Its aggressive looking front fascia features high-mounted LED headlamps along with a more prominent three-dimensional ‘Humanity Line’ that underlines the headlamps and front grille. The fog lamps have the signature ‘tri-arrow’ pattern. Other styling elements include larger side air vents, three-element skid plates with inserts, front skid plate and chunky clamshell-like hood. Read About – Tata Tiago JTP | Tata Tigor JTP
While the concept version was assembled with the 22-inch wheels, the production-ready H5X will be equipped with the smaller 19-inch MRF Wanderer tyres. Features such as pronounced wheel arches, blacked C-pillar, bold side creases, sporty roofline, trapezoidal fenders, chunky cladding at the base of doors and the large and rounded ORVMs further enhance its side looks. Round the back, the car features sporty bumper with intricate details on the lower portion and wraparound smoked tail lamps.
In terms of proportions, the Tata H5X will be bigger than the Jeep Compass. The concept version of the SUV measures 4,575mm in length, 1,950mm in width and 1,686mm in height. It has a 2,740mm long wheelbase ensuring spacious cabin for occupants. However, the dimensions of the SUV’s production-spec model could be altered by the carmaker. The SUV will posses off-road capabilities indicating towards higher ground clearance.
The new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy emphasizes on the ambiance and practicality of the interior, claims Tata Motors. Featuring the new design language, the SUV will have the segment-leading HMI (Human Machine Interface) displays with ‘clear and intuitive’ user interface. While interior design and feature details are still under the wraps, the latest spy pictures give a rough idea about its appearance. The SUV will feature 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. The Tata H5X SUV will be offered with both with both 5-seats and 7-seats layouts. While the five-seater version will be first one to arrive, the larger 7-seater model will come later. Feature-wise, the new Tata SUV will be a loaded machine. 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. Similar to Tata’s new-age cars, the H5X SUV will have robust body-built and offer a pack of advanced safety features. It will be equipped with airbags, 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.
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The Tata H5X 5-seater premium SUV concept made its global debut at the Auto Expo in February, 2018. Carrying Tata's new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy, the concept previews the brand's futuristic design approach and technology. It's the company's first car to be built on the new-generation ‘Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced’ platform.