The upcoming Tata H5X concept was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and since then, it has become a much-awaited SUV in the market. Tata had started testing the car much before the concept model was unveiled but new pictures of the test cars show a much closer form to the production version.
Here is the latest set of spy pictures of the upcoming H5X that have been caught testing with the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Now it may come as a surprise benchmarking but the all-new Tata SUV will get the Land Rover’s L8 platform that also underpins the Discovery Sport. It will be the first ever Tata vehicle to get inputs and platform from the Jaguar-Land Rover, which the Indian company acquired a few years back. It seems more like a platform test to see how both the vehicles perform on various surfaces. As the platforms are the same, any unusual feedback from the Tata H5X can be matched with the Discovery Sport’s data.
The Tata H5X is expected to be a good-looking SUV. Pratap Bose, the head designer of Tata Motors, revealed that the H5X will retain about 80% of the design elements from the concept model. The concept itself was appreciated widely by the enthusiasts and the market. Tata will launch the vehicle in the Hyundai Creta segment and it will get bold looks.
On the inside too, the H5X is expected to get a long list of features similar to the new generation of Tata cars. We can safely expect to see a few first-in-class features on the production version of the H5X that will be launched next year.
The H5X will draw power from the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat. It is the same engine that is available with the Jeep Compass but Tata will use a different state-of-tune. Both manual and automatic transmissions will be offered with the vehicle and there are chances of getting a 4WD system too.