It has been a long time since there has been any news about the Upcoming Tata HBX. So is Tata going to launch the HBX this year? There might be many questions like these which brew in your mind. So let us find out how close the car is to production? This super-compact SUV is small but looks monstrous. Like a bodybuilder jacked up on the steroids this car too looks beefed up but for the good. If you haven’t checked out the video about this car the do click on the play button below!
Launch and Price
The Car is expected to make it to the market by the start of FY 2021. The company has not let out any details about the launch. This car is expected to be priced in the ₹4.5 to ₹7.5 lakh price bracket which is close to the Tata Tigor. This makes it a good car for people who want to buy an SUV as their first Car. The main competitors in its segment include Maruti Suzuki Ignis(₹4.89 to ₹ 7.20 lakh) and Mahindra KUV 100 NXT(₹4.88 to ₹ 7.01 lakh) which are similarly priced in the Indian market and are currently dominating the segment.
Though the Auto expo model looks to cool to be a production car, Tata Motors had confirmed that the production variant will retain 95% of elements from the production car. It was a dream too good to be true then but recent spy shots clear the picture. Also, take a look at the Nissan Micro SUV. CLICK HERE
The majority of style elements will be retained in the production model of the Upcoming Tata HBX. All SUV elements inside out have not been touched or removed from the actual production car. High stance, wheel cladding, rugged roof rails, funky yet functional bonnet, and the muscular bumper are all part of the real deal. The rear bumper had been slightly redesigned and the super cool wheels will be replaced by a road efficient 15-inch wheels. This car is designed to be a super compact SUV while retaining the majority of the features of a full-size SUV.
From the Spy shots, We can see that the interior of the car has also been retained as per the auto expo model. Golden highlights have been removed, but you won’t complain about it either. The flat-bottom steering, infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen and square AC vents are all present.
Upcoming Tata HBX vs Rivals dimensions
|Tata HBX||Maruti Suzuki Ignis||Mahindra KUV100 NXT|
We are expecting this might not change much on the production model of the car. This car tries to fix the flaws of both these cars in terms of dimensions.
Upcoming Tata HBX Engine
The spy shots do not reveal anything about the engine but it is believed that Upcoming Tata HBX will borrow Tata Altroz, Tiago, and Tigor’s 86hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine which has been tried and tested by automobile journalist throughout the country. A 5-speed manual, as well as a 5 speed AMT, is rumoured to be offered. Expect the performance of the car like a traditional SUV.
Also read: AUTO EXPO 2020 – Tata HBX
Summing things up this car has been made by Tata motors for customers who want the authentic SUV experience for a low price. This Upcoming Tata HBX is promised not to look just like an SUV but perform like one as well. Marketing Head of Tata motors Vivek Srivastava was in contact with our Motoroctane team.
Will this car replicate the success of the Tata Harrier in its segment?