This year at the Auto Expo, one of the pavilion that everyone would looking forward to is of Tata Motors. They will have a number of vehicles for display. Some of them still at the concept stage whereas some would be production ready models. One of the models that everyone would be looking forward to see is the H2X concept or the Hornbill Micro SUV that was showcased at Geneva Motor Show last year. Tata is extensively working on this micro SUV and the same was spotted on our roads under heavy camouflage recently.
The video has been published by Auto Vikings on their youtube channel. According to the video the car spottted testing on roads of Pune. It will be a micro SUV that will compete with cars like Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100 NXT. From the video the rear of the car looks very muscular and looks like Tata has retained some elements from the concept that they showcased before. The car gets a design language that is heavily inspired by SUVs.
It looks like the rear bumper of the car is inspired from the facelifted Nexon that got launched a few days ago. The tri-arrow inserts that we saw on the Nexon EV and the regular Nexon can be seen on this test vehicle as well. It looks like the tail lights are LED and get tri-arrow design. Next we get to see the alloy wheels which get a different design. Door handles are placed on the C-pillar like what we have seen on Altroz or on the Mahindra KUV100.
The front of the upcoming Hornbill Micro SUV looks like a mix of both Harrier and Nexon. It gets LED DRLS and indicators on the top and headlights on the bumper, similar to the one seen on Harrier. The headlamps and fog lamps find place on the lower part of the bumper. The front bumper also gets Nexon like tri-arrow inserts.
Tata has not revealed any detail about the upcoming Hornbill however it is likely to get the 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that will generate 86 PS and 113 Nm of torque. The car is unlikely to get a diesel engine but will get an AMT as an option. Tata will also showcase Gravitas, the 6-seater version of the Harrier at the upcoming Auto Expo. The Gravitas is based on the Harrier, but will have different styling and an additional row of seats, in a 2+2+2 layout.