Tata Motors will launch the H5X SUV in 2019. The SUV’s concept version was shown at the 2018 Auto Expo, and most showgoers agreed that it was the best looking car at the Expo. We have put together a render showing what the production version of the H5X will look like. The production model is expected to retain most of the overall design shown in the concept, but certain bits will be toned down to make it ready for mass production.
The concept version’s headlamps will make it to the production model as well. The overall shape of the H5X will remain the same but some of the curves on the body could be made smaller to look more pleasing than ‘in your face’. Other changes will include smaller wheels and completely new interior, which will look more like the one on the Nexon rather than the one on the concept version.
The H5X will use the Land Rover L8 platform, which is also used by cars like the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The platform has been re-engineered to suit the Indian budget car market. The H5X will borrow the 2 liter turbocharged diesel engine from the Compass, but in a lower state of tune – 140 Bhp and 320 Nm. The 6 speed manual and 9 speed automatic gearboxes are also expected to be borrowed from the Compass.
The H5X could even roll out from the same production facility that builds the Compass as the factory is owned jointly by Tata and Fiat. Tata has even thrown hints that the H5X will have a four wheel drive variant. This will make it one of the few affordable SUVs in India to have such a feature. In case you’re wondering, the H5X will be a competitor to te Hyundai Creta. Expect a starting price of less than Rs. 10 lakhs for the new Tata SUV.