Tata HBX micro SUV was showcased in its pre-production avatar at the 2020 Auto Expo. Recently, the near production version of the vehicle was caught on camera revealing some new exterior and interior details. The micro SUV seems to retain most of the design bits from the concept. Upfront, the vehicle carries the same signature grille, headlamps sitting below the bumper, LED DRLs and stylish fog lamps.
The taillamps look similar to the newly-launched Tata Altroz premium hatchback. It also gets a sloping roofline, pronounced wheel arches, rear defogger, rear fog lamp and rear wiper and washer. The production-ready HBX will be based on Tata’s Alfa platform and feature Impact 2.0 design language as we have seen in the Altroz hatch.
Most of the components are likely to be carried over from the Tata Altroz. It might come with a large touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Features such as a semi-digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, steering mounted controls, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, cornering stability program and parking sensors might also be on offer. Check Out – Tata Sierra SUV Off-Road Model Looks Rugged
Official engine details of the Tata HBX are yet to be revealed by the carmaker. It’s likely to be offered with a 1.2L petrol and a 1.5L diesel engine generating a peak power of 85bhp with 113Nm and 89bhp with 200Nm respectively. Transmission duties will be performed by a 5-speed manual gearbox. The micro SUV might get an AMT (automated manual transmission) at a later stage.
The carmaker confirmed that the Tata HBX concept based mini SUV will hit showrooms in the fiscal year 2021. In the company’s product lineup, it will sit below the Nexon subcompact SUV and take on the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. Prices of Tata’s new micro SUV are likely to start from Rs 5.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
Tata HBX Concept First Look Video
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