Tata Motors’ sedan concept based on 45X platform for Geneva as Honda City/Maruti Ciaz challenger

Liked Tata 45X hatch at Auto Expo 2018? The sedan version will be unveiled soon

Tata Motors has just put out a teaser for a brand new car that will be shown at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The car in question will be a sedan based on the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP), which it will share with the 45X premium hatchback.

Like the 45X, the new sedan concept will use Tata Motors’ new Impact 2.0 design philosophy. However, the launch timeframe and other details of the car have not been revealed it. For now, it appears that the car will challenge the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz, and will be positioned in the C-Segment sedan category when launched in India.

This is not the first time that news about Tata building a Honda City challenger has come into the open. A few months ago, plans for such a car were revealed. If the 45X premium hatchback’s aggressive design and futuristic interiors are anything to go by, expect the new sedan to be equally ravishing and cutting edge. Since Tata is yet to start testing a new sedan on Indian roads – at least publicly – we expect the new car to come into India after the 45X’s launch. This means a launch time frame of 2020 or beyond.

Tata Prima sedan concept used as an illustration

Engines and other details of the new sedan concept should be revealed at Geneva. Tata Motors has not build a Honda City rival for a while now. It operates only in the sub-4 meter compact sedan space with the Zest and Tigor. A Honda City rival means that Tata Motors will have to greatly increase the levels of fit and finish, add more powerful engines and come up with a really compelling design. We’ve seen that Tata can manage all these things through the Nexon. This makes us pretty excited to check out the new concept.