Exclusive! Tata 45X-based Honda City sedan rival: What it’ll look like

Tata Motors is days away from unveiling a brand new C-Segment sedan that will compete with the likes of the Honda City and the Maruti Ciaz. The car will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and is expected to go into production in 2020. It’ll be based on the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP) and is expected to share parts with the upcoming 45X premium hatchback. Here’s our exclusive render of the Tata 45X-based C-Segment sedan.

As the render shows, the car will follow Tata Motors Impact 2.0 Design Language. Sharp and edgy, the design is meant to make the Honda City rival one of the best lookers in its segment. A futuristic design is also likely for the interiors of the car, which will be replaced with a more practical layout on the production model. Engine and gearbox details are unknown for now although we expect a fair bit of parts sharing with the 45X premium hatchback.

While the petrol engine is likely to be the 1.2 liter REVOTRON turbocharged unit with 108 Bhp-170 Nm, the diesel motor could be the Nexon’s 1.5 liter, with 108 Bhp-260 Nm outputs. 6 speed manual gearboxes could be standard with Tata’s upcoming dual clutch automatic gearbox being offered as an option. The 45X-sedan will be the first full-size C-Segment offering from Tata Motors after the Manza, which was discontinued a few years ago.

More details about this car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, which is less than a week away from now. Knowing the kind of technology Tata Motors has been packing its recent cars with, expect the 45X to raise the bar even higher. From a high-end stereo system from Harman to multiple drive modes, this car is likely to have it all. When put into production, the car is also likely to be Tata’s most expensive sedan.