02 Nov 2020: Ahead of launch, production-specific Tata HBX spotted testing: Details here
Tata Motors is expected to launch its HBX crossover in India by early-2021. In the latest development, a production-specific test mule of the upcoming car has been spotted testing, revealing its key design highlights.
As per the snaps, it will have a slightly sloping roofline, square-ish tail lamps, and a split headlight setup.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: Tata HBX: At a glance
The Tata HBX will be based on the 'Agile Light Flexible Advanced' (ALFA) platform. It will have a sloping roofline, a 'tri-arrow' grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, a split headlamp setup with LED DRLs, and thick roof rails.
On the rear end, it will have small, square-shaped taillights and a boot lid set deep within a chunky bumper.
Fact: Power and performance
The Tata HBX is likely to draw power from a BS6-compliant 1.2-liter petrol engine that generates 85hp of maximum power at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of peak torque at 3,300rpm. The motor will come mated to a 5-speed manual or an automatic gearbox.
Interiors: How will the cabin look like?
The Tata HBX will have a 5-seater cabin with a boxy-themed dashboard, square-shaped AC vents, faux tied-down straps, compass, and an Altroz-sourced flat-bottom steering wheel.
The crossover will house a semi-digital instrument cluster and a 7-inch 'floating' touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options.
For safety, it will offer dual front airbags, a speed alert system, and a parking camera.
Fact: How much will it cost?
The Tata HBX should make its way to India by early-2021 and is likely to start at around Rs. 5 lakh. Once launched, it will go against rivals like Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, and the upcoming Nissan Magnite.