Tata HBX Spotted
In the present automotive situation, HBX is one of the most awaited cars. Since the 2019 Geneva Autoshow introduced the HBX (then referred to as H2X) concept by Tata Motors, it caught the Indian audience’s attention. Since then, people have been keen to know more and the production model was revealed that Tata Motors claimed to be 90% ready at the Auto Expo in February 2020. Testing has been repeatedly spied on and it is currently being checked by the Leh-Manali highway, the latest creation.
It looks like Tata Motors would not leave the stones unturned to make the HBX a good bid. In its production-ready shape, Tata HBX may be called ‘Hornbill’ or ‘Timero.’
Tata show 2019 revealed from the Geneva Autoshow that the latest HBX will be its SUV in its product range and would be positioned below the Tata Nexon. This car is designed in line with the company’s design concept IMPACT 2.0 and will be on the current Altroz platform. It will, however, be included in the goods portfolio of the company under the Altroz rating and the smallest car that is to be used on this model.
The Tata HBX will also be powered only by the Revotron 1,2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, which is also available in Tiago, Tigor, and Altroz. The above motor has 86 hp and a peak torque of 113 Nm. A 5-speed handbook or 5-speed AMT is used for transmission duties. However, as the three-pot Revotorq engine is discontinued, most likely no diesel engine will be available.
The Tata HBX, from the AutoExpo’s edition, is considerably longer and larger than the upright stance, beefy front end, and muscular wheel arks of the Maruti-Suzuki Ignis – giving it more UV-like attributes to the SUV audience. However, the main attraction is the divided headlights inspired by Tata’s big brother, the Harrier.
Similar to the exterior, the HBX manufacturing cabin will possibly stay the same as the prototype, minus some drinks. For features, a semi-digital instrument console like the Altroz, Nexon EV, and the HARRIER was added to the Tata HBX displayed at Expo. But since the ICE-powered Nexon is more expensive than any other, we expect the HBX to be equipped with all-digital equipment such as the newer Tiago and Tigor.
The automatic air conditioning panel, the flat-bottom steering wheel and a standalone touchscreen for the infotainment system, the individual rear seat headrests and all functional bits fitted on the show car are most probable. We want to see the compass and inclinometer also go to the manufacturing model.