The Tata H5X SUV was shown as a concept at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo, but will be put into production next year. Here is a speculative render of what the production version of the vehicle could look like. As seen in the render, the production version is expected to retain most of the concept’s design but with more conventional headlamp positioning, revised bumpers and smaller wheels. The SUV is based on Tata Motors’ new Impact 2.0 design language. The H5X will use the Land Rover L8 platform, which it shares with the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
In India, the H5X will be priced much lower than any Land Rover because Tata has modified the L8 platform to meet lower cost targets. The H5X will be sold as a Hyundai Creta rival, and the starting price for this 5 seat SUV could be as low as Rs. 10 lakhs.
The H5X will get a 2 liter turbocharged diesel engine, borrowed from the Jeep Compass, but with a lower state of tune. The engine on the H5X will make around 140 Bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque, down from the Compass’ figures of 170 Bhp and 350 Nm. It’ll get 6 speed manual and 9 speed automatic gearboxes.
Tata is expected to offer both front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts on the new SUV. The H5X will be Tata Motors’ most ambitious SUV project and aims to offer high quality interiors and infotainment features at a price that could stun competition.
Tata has already done such stuff over the past couple of years, with multiple well-priced cars such as the Tiago, Hexa, Tigor and Nexon. The H5X is expected to be the latest in Tata’s steady stream of refreshingly new cars, but with extremely attractive pricing. We’re pretty excited about this one. Are you, too?