Tata X451; Baleno and Elite i20 rivalling hatchback revealed in a teaser picture

Tata X451; Baleno and Elite i20 rivalling hatchback revealed in a teaser picture

Tata Motors has a wide range of cars that will it showcase at the 2018 Auto Expo. The car has been spied testing in India for a long time now. Tata has been releasing teaser images of the X451 and in the latest image, the new headlamp of the car has been revealed.

The image suggests that Tata may use futuristic all-LED illumination set-up in the upcoming hatchback. The sleek headlamps give a very modern look to the vehicle. Tata’s new age vehicles look way different from their previous generation vehicles. The X451 is expected to follow the same IMPACT design philosophy.

The X451 will take on the highly competitive rivals like the Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the market. Tata is expected to load the car with advanced features and also put a very economical price tag on it. This strategy has worked quite well with the cars like Nexon and Tiago.

Earlier, Tata released a few other teaser picture of the car too. The vehicle is expected to get muscular wheel arches and a bump in the window line just like the Nexon. The grille is expected to be similar to the Nexon but the newly revealed headlamps suggest that the grille can be sleeker. The car gets aggressive creases on the sides that go match the tail lamps.

Render of X451

The X451 will be the first car that will be based on the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP), a new platform developed by Tata. The engines are expected to be same as the Tiago. Tata is expected to use the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Nexon that develops a maximum of 108 Bhp. However, there is a possibility that Tata may power the new hatchback with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine from the Tiago. The diesel engine will be 1.05-litre turbocharged diesel engine but it is expected to get higher power with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger.

The car will be revealed in the Auto Expo and will get launched by the end of this year or early 2019.