Tata will enter the premium hatchback segment soon. The segment is a very serious one, where buyers want a lot of features for the money they are shelling out. The car Tata is making will be based on the 45X concept shown at the 2018 Auto Expo. It will undoubtedly be a great looking hatchback with current design language in mind. Tata has been very much on point with good design lately. This segment is currently ruled by the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. Tata will have to wade through some rough waters to shake up these brands. However, by what we can derive from the concept is that the competition will face a good challenge in the premium hatchback segment. What more will the Tata 45X offer? We share our preview of this concept car. Read further.
The latest with this car is the spy shots that for the first time reveal the production version of the car. Do scroll down to the spy shots section to know more.
Tata 45X Launch Date in India
|Launch Date||August 2019|
The Tata 45X will be launched only by 2019. We had eariear repotedr that the car will be launched around September. We were pretty close. The car will be lauLauncnext year in August. The car is currently undergoing reliability tests, as a prototype. Currently the company is focusing on the Nexon, Tiago and Tigor. The Tigor and Tiago has their JTP versions released recently. The car will be After this the company will bring forth the Harrier in January next year. We recently saw the car being tested at the Kari race track. There are pictures below from the car being tested in different environments.
Tata 45X Price in India
|Tata 45X||Price (on-road price)|
The Tata 45X is likely to be priced between ₹6 lakhs and ₹ 10 lakhs, on-road. Tata will try and undercut the Maruti Baleno in pricing. This will give it an edge. The car will be manufactured locally. Thus, from the start this will give it a big edge in competitive pricing. If the pricing of the Nexon is to be considered, then we can safely assume the Tata 45X to be aggressively priced. The i20, Jazz, Punto and Baleno are a part of the premium hatchback segment. Cars sold in this segment carry certain customer expectations and demands that need to be fulfilled by the manufacturer while being very competitively and closely priced. The 45X is an exciting package and should be offering some good value for money.
Also Read: Maruti Baleno 2019 coming
Tata 45X Mileage
|Petrol||11 km/l||16 km/l|
|Diesel||14 km/l||20 km/l|
This will be a fuel efficient car. The petrol is expected to return 11km/l in the city and 16km/l on the highway. The diesel will return 14km/l in the city and 20km/l on the highway. These figures will be attained in real life driving conditions. The ARAI certified figures will be higher. We aren’t certain on the exact mileage, but it will be an exciting package.
Tata 45X Images
Tata 45X Interior
The 45X will share many parts of the interiors with the Nexon. The biggest and most key feature revealed in the spy feature is that there will be a Nexon style floating screen. While others competitors have a 7-inch touchscreen, the 45x has gone for a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The dashboard design philosophy inside continues with Tata’s Impact Design 2.0 philosophy. This will be the company’s first premium hatchback and practicality and space will be its two key USPs.
The company aims to offer the best in class quality and also features. The Tata 45X shall be offered with features like in-dash Harman infotainment system with reverse camera, navigation etc. There will be a auto dimming mirror too. There will be leatherette used with normal fabrics. The car will There will be Bluetooth connectivity, dual airbags and ABS+EBD. The new Tata 45X will have a lot of features on offer and shall have several first-in-class as well. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay should be made available from the start itself. There could also be Park Assist that makes its way to the 45X. This will come with push start-stop button, keyless entry and even reverse camera.
Tata 45X Design
When it comes to styling, the 45X follows the Impact 2.0 design language, which is to be used by Tata Motors on all its future models. This hatchback is based on the Advanced Modular Platform. The platform will underpin all kinds of vehicles from Tata Motors in the coming times. The Tata 45X is a futuristic concept. It has sharp lines and a very aerodynamic design. Shod with a sleek front end, the windshield rakes sharply, to give it a very sporty stance. It looks dynamic even at a standstill. The whole car gives off a very athletic vibe. The spoiler looks like a continuation of the cars roof.
The Tata 45X gets a thin grille. It’s fitted with LED headlamps and DRLs. The lower grille is going to be on the lower part of the front bumper. The front bumper itself looks very big and low. Flared wheel arches make it look muscular. The car is wide enough to rival the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno. The Tata 45X has a long wheelbase. It is low slung and the engine bay is small. This gives us a sense that the cabin shall be very spacious. This is what will be its USP and what customers would like to have in a premium hatchback. The other thing if you notice is the flat bonnet will aid in visibility and make maneuvering this car in traffic a breeze. The result will be the driver having a relaxed drive.
The 45X has pronounced body lines. It also gets blackened A and B pillars, a rising shoulder line, a rear-sloping roof and and sharply raked rear windscreen.
Tata 45X Spy Shots
The Spy shots also show design details of the car and how the roofline in the concept shown to us before will be integrated in the car. The car is most likely going to have a dual tone paint job with the roof being black. The cars headlight design is yet to be discovered. Below is a gallery of images revealing the spy shots for this car.
The side of the 45x shows of a very distinctive design. The front end where the bonnet sits is flat and not a curve. This will give the driver a better judgement of the car. The car looks very tall and the rear also has a distinctive hatch design to it. The car shown in the above and below pictures have dummy lights on them. We can expect these cars to come with projector lamps and daytime running LEDs and taillights.
In the above pictures you can see the new sleek headlights and taillights with the rear taillights that have remarkable resemblance with the 45X concept. This also shoas us that the car is now ready for production and will be soon shown by Tata.
Tata 45X Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
The 45X is going to get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. The diesel might be the 1.5-litre, which will be shared with the Nexon. These are the new generation engines from Tata. The engines will churn about 100-110bhp of power and will be offered with a six-speed manual and also AMT options. These will be the first set of premium hatchbacks that shall get AMT. The engines will be fuel efficient too. The six-speed gearbox will do wonders for the mileage. They might not be the best when it comes to performance, but they will offer a good package, especially at the price this car is expected to come at. It will also be cheaper and more cost effective to have an AMT unit in the car rather than a traditional automatic. This could be one of the same units as seen on the Nexon.
Tata 45X JTP
JTP is the word on everyone’s lips when we talk about Tata Motors. Yes, there is a big possibility for the JTP touch be given to the car. We can see Tata applying this as a standard across it’s line us. A JTP variant will be very interesting. The JTP version will battle the Baleno RS directly in the super-mini or premium hatchback segment.
Tata 45X Video
Tata 45X Competition
The 45X will be competing with the Fiat Punto, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno and the Honda Jazz. Tata Motors is looking at enhancing its reach in this segment. What they will have to offer is the best in class, that is when it will work out. This car is expected to bring some more zing in to the segment, which is veering towards SUVs. It is interesting that Tata will be making the car available.
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