Tata will bring in a slew of new products at the 2020 Auto Expo. Apart from the cars like the facelifted version of the Nexon and the Gravitas, Tata will bring in the H2X concept, which is also known as the Hornbill. Even though Tata Motors officially unveiled the Hornbill at the Geneva Motor Show, the version that the brand will unveil at the Auto Expo will be closer to the production version. Well, before the vehicle is officially unveiled at the Auto Expo, Tata started testing it on the roads under a camouflage. Here are all the details.
This is the first time ever that the Hornbill or the H2X has been spotted testing on the roads. It will be a sub-4, compact SUV that will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100 in the Indian market. The Hornbill will be the entry-level SUV from the brand and will be positioned below the Tata Nexon in the model line-up.
The new images on MotorBeam show that the upcoming Hornbill will have a very muscular look and will be heavily inspired by SUV design. The vehicle gets sharp design lines and the vehicle looks like it will offer a great road presence. Tata has always stayed close to concept versions in the recent past and we can safely say that this version showcased by Tata Motors accurately portrays the production model of the upcoming vehicle.
The Hornbill will be based on the ALFA platform. It is the same platform that underpins the upcoming Altroz in the Indian market. To keep the costs in check, Tata is expected to share a lot of parts between the Altroz and the production version of the Hornbill.
Tata is yet to reveal any details on the upcoming Hornbill. However, it is likely to get powered by a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 86 PS and peak torque of 113 Nm. It is the same engine that will power the upcoming Altroz in the Indian market. Tata will offer a 5-speed manual transmission and may also offer an automatic transmission. The car will not get any diesel engine option though.
Tata will launch a slew of all-new cars in the coming time in the Indian market. Starting with the Altroz, Tata will also launch the all-new Gravitas in India. The brand will also enter the electric SUV segment with the launch of the all-new Nexon EV.