The Tata Hornbill (X445) micro SUV is reported to go on sale in 2021.
Tata Motors begun its all-new innings in the Indian market with the Tiago hatchback that turned out to be an instant hit and still continues to generate volume for the company. After the Tata Tiago, the carmaker expanded its product portfolio with the Tigor compact sedan and Nexon compact SUV. Interestingly, all new breed of cars which are based on Tata’s Impact design philosophy prove to be a triumph card for the carmaker. The company previewed the new-generation of its design language with the unveiling of Tata H5X (Tata Harrier) SUV and Tata 45X hatchback concepts at the Auto Expo.
While the Tata H5X marked debut of the OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture), the 45X premium hatchback is based on the AMP (Advanced Modular Platform) architecture. The company’s upcoming micro SUV (Tata X445) will be one of the new models to feature the next-generation Impact Design 2.0 language and AMP platform along with muscular body built. Internally known as Tata Hornbill, the micro SUV will be gun up straight against the Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100. Read – Tata Harrier 7-Seater To Debut In 2020
Tata Hornbill (X445) India Launch
Mayank Pareek, president of the passenger vehicle division at Tata Motors, said that over 1 million hatchback buyers have upgraded to higher segment and almost 58% of them replace their vehicles in every six years. Therefore, there is good scope for micro or small SUV. Ahead of 2018 Auto Expo, the home-grown carmaker had teased a range of its new products including a SUV, hatchback, micro SUV and a sedan. No official word has been made about the Tata Hornbill launch. Though, the reports suggest that the new mini SUV from Tata will hit roads sometime in 2021. Stay tuned for official launch date and details of the Hornbill (Tata X445). Read – New Tata Premium Sedan To Challenge Honda City
Tata Hornbill (X445) Price In India
In the mini SUV space, the Tata Hornbill will face challenge from cars like Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100. We expect that the prices of the X445 will start from Rs 5 lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 7 lakh for the range-topping trim. Read – 4 Upcoming Tata SUVs In India
Tata Hornbill (X445) Specifications
Tata’s new micro SUV is likely to share its powertrains with the Tiago hatchback that comes with both petrol and diesel fuel options. The petrol version of the hatch uses a 1.2L Revotron engine generating a peak power of 84bhp at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. The diesel model derives power from a 1.05L Revotorq motor pushing out 69bhp at 4,000rpm and 140Nm between 1,800rpm-3,000rpm. The carmaker, however, will tune both powertrians to meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms. In fact, the oil burner could also be detuned for the micro SUV. Read – New-Gen Tata Sumo With Modern Tech Is A Possibility
Tata Hornbill (X445) Mileage
If the Tata X445/Tata Hornbill will borrow engines from the Tiago, the petrol and diesel models of the vehicle are expected to be as fuel efficient as its donor sibling. On the hatch, the gasoline unit delivers a claimed mileage of 23.84kmpl and the diesel motor returns 27.28kmpl. Official figures, however, may vary for the micro SUV.
Tata Hornbill (X445) Exterior & Interior
As of now, the exterior and interior details of the Tata Hornbill are unavailable. The latest camouflaged spy picture also managed to hide its design details. Speculations suggest that the X445 will feature typical SUV-ish traits such as tall stance and high ground clearance. The upright pillars hint at the enough cabin space. Compared to the Tiago hatchback, the roofline of the mini SUV will be slightly straight. Interior design and features are also likely to be carried over from the hatchback. Features such as a floating touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, airbags and ABS with EBD could be on offer.
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Tata Hornbill Preview
Tata Hornbill (X445) micro SUV will sit on the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP) and feature the new-generation Impact Design 2.0 language. It is likely to share some of its design bits and features with the Tiago hatchback.