Tata H2X Micro SUV to challenge the Maruti Ignis & Mahindra KUV100!

Tata Motors has been on an absolute roll at the Geneva Motor Show. The company unveiled not 1 or two but a total of 5 new vehicles and concepts at one of the world’s most prestigious shows. Among them, the H2X concept will be the most affordable vehicle when launched. In a concept stage right now, it will be named as the Hornbill. Let’s now take a look at a detailed picture gallery of the H2X concept while getting to know about in detail.

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According to Tata, the H2X concept takes design cues from the H5X concept (Harrier) and will have class-leading space and utility. Upon its launch, it will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100 in its segment.

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The H2X concept is based on Tata’s new ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advance) Architecture which can be configured as per needs and will be used on several other models such as the Altroz premium hatchback. The rear end looks clean and the concept has a pretty high ground clearance.

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While the details on the powertrains have not been revealed yet, We expect that the manufacturer would equip the Hornbill micro SUV with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. The engine will be offered with both manual and automatic transmission options, the latter probably being an AMT unit to keep costs in check.

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Tata Motors has revealed the dimensions of the H2X concept. It measures 3840 mm in length, 1822 mm in width and 1635 mm in height. Also, the concept has a wheelbase of 2450 mm. The concept has some rather interesting design elements, like the ‘vegetable-dicer’ sharp ORVM

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The interiors are quite futuristic as seen in this picture. however, a very little of this will be carried over onto the production Hornbill version. The dashboard design with a bum in the middle, air-con vents placement, and floating touch infotainment system are some of the design elements that will be carried over on the production-spec variant.

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The cockpit here features a Jet inspired steering wheel and a large screen that acts as both the instrument cluster and infotainment display, same as on high-end Mercedes-Benz Cars. Don’t expect any of these to come on the production version though.

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The front end takes several design cues from the H5X concept. This includes the tri marked silver bash plate, tri arrow pattern in the bumper which will eventually be replaced by headlights and sleek LED DRLs.

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The H2X concept follows Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design policy and as mentioned earlier, takes several design cues from the H5X concept. The concept looks quite muscular, carrying typical SUV lines. At the same time, it looks athletic and agile to creating a perfect blend for an urban small car. Don’t expect those gorgeous alloys to make it to production though.

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Going by Tata’s vision, the Hornbill micro SUV will target the customers who lead an active lifestyle and want a practical, comfortable yet versatile and power packed vehicle. Though it will probably be only an FWD (Front Wheel Drive) vehicle, the Hornbill production variant would be able to handle broken roads and other rough features of the urban jungle quite easily.

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The Tata H2X concept based Hornbill micro SUV will be launched in 2020. Expect the pricing to start somewhere around Rs. 4.5 lakhs. though nothing is confirmed as of yet. Tata is known for placing its vehicles with a sensible price range and expect the same for the Hornbill micro SUV.