Thanks to a set of spy images and teasers, we have a production-spec rendering of the upcoming 2021 Tata Hornbill. Check it out!
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors introduced its all-new Tata H2X Concept which will spawn off an A-segment SUV, named the Tata Hornbill, in the production form. At the Auto Expo 2020, the car has been introduced in an updated avatar as the Tata HBX concept that caught much attention from auto enthusiasts at the show. The 2021 Tata Hornbill production model has now been imagined in speculative rendering, giving us some serious hints at the exterior design of the new vehicle.
The Tata Hornbill is based on similar ALFA-arc platform that also underpins some Tata cars like Tata Altroz
Just like other Tata SUVs, the upcoming Tata Hornbill will be designed on the company's latest IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. Therefore, it’s expected to have the same front fascia to the new Nexon as well as the Harrier, with a sleek grille, split headlamps setup along with a centre air dam with a tri-arrow mesh pattern. The A-, B-, and C- pillars are blocked out, giving the roof a floating-type look. To give it an SUV-ish persona, the car also gets roofrails on top.
2021 Tata Hornbill will come with a boxy design with some unique design elements like a triangle-shaped taillights setup
Being a micro-SUV, the car will have extremely compact dimensions. According to the rendering, the 2021 Tata Hornbill retains the boxy silhouette with upright nose and horizontal hood from the concept version. It gets muscular shoulders with squared-off wheel arches and strong character lines running across the body. The skid plates and thick body claddings are also kitted out on the Hornbill, just enhancing its SUV-ish appeal. It will come with pillar-mounted rear door handles, just like the ones on the recently-launched Tata Altroz. We are sure that the triangle-shaped tail lamps design will be made to the new Tata Hornbill as teased by the company in a recent update.
Powering the 2021 Tata Hornbill will be a BSVI-compliant 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine making 86 PS of max power and 113 Nm of max torque as found on the Tata Tiago facelift. This mill is likely to be equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and a 5-speed AMT as an option. Upon launch, it will rival against Maruti Ignis., Mahindra KUV100 NXT.