New spyshots of the Tata H5X have reached the internet, and they reveal more about the SUV that will be launched next year. The H5X may have a different name once it does into production and was shown as a concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. The SUV will challenge the Hyundai Creta once it’s launched in India. It is expected to start from around Rs. 12 lakhs and sit in the compact SUV segment.
The spyshots of the vehicle’s exterior reveal that the production version will be similar to the concept model. However, the curves on the body may be slightly toned down in the production version. The wheels will also be smaller. The lighting fixtures on the exteriors of the production version are also expected to show changes compared to those on the concept.
The H5X will have 5 seats and this has now been confirmed by the spyshots. The spyshots of the vehicle’s interiors show that the insides will not be as flashy as the ones shown in the concept version but will be suitably toned down.
For now, the test mules are showing black interiors, but they could be revised by the time the vehicle hits production. The rear seat looks quite spacious and the boot also appears to be large. A six speed manual gear shifter is also visible through the spyshots.
The vehicle will feature a 2 liter turbocharged diesel engine. This is the same Fiat Multijet unit used by the Jeep Compass but with lower power and torque outputs of 140 Bhp and 320 Nm respectively. While a 6 speed manual gearbox will be standard, the H5X is also expected to feature a 9 speed torque converter automatic option. The SUV will also have front wheel drive and all wheel drive options. The H5X will be Tata’s first vehicle to use the Land Rover L8 platform, and the new SUV will have a 7 seat sibling.
Spyshots courtesy ACI