Maruti Ignis-rivalling Tata HBX to Launch by Diwali

by Jatin Chhibber | 19/04/2020
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Tata Motor will launch the all-new HBX micro SUV by the upcoming festive season. The car will be based on the company's Impact Design 2.0 Philosophy.

Tata Motors showcased the HBX concept at the 2020 Auto Expo, which was held at Greater Noida in February this year. The concet model was a follow-up to the H2X concept which was revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show last year. Tata has designed the HBX to look more like a mini off-roading car, and most of its styling cues are expected to be carried forward into the production phase. Once launched, the all-new SUV will rival with the likes of Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Ignis.

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The Micro SUV will compete with Maruti S-Presso and 2020 Ignis

The car will be based on the automaker’s Impact Design 2.0 Philosophy and will be the second vehicle to sit on Tata's ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture. Reports suggest that the Tata HBX will also equip first in segment feature like cruise control to become the most pocket-friendly passenger car. It will also feature Harman-sourced audio system with four speakers. 

The main centre of attraction inside the cabin will be the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Moreover, the micro SUV will also get a 7-inch multi-information instrument cluster. The same coloured semi-digital instrument unit does duties in the Tata Altroz. The all-new micro SUV will sit below Tata Nexon in the carmaker's stable and will be priced between Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom).

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All-new Tata HBX will be retailed at a starting price of Rs 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom)

Mechanically, the production-spec HBX will get propelled by a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol unit, the same gasoline engine also powers the Tiago, Altroz and Tigor. The petrol mill could churn out 86 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of twisting force. The engine will come paired with a 5-speed MT and AMT gearbox. The carmaker is also working on an all-new three-pot direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine, but it’s not confirmed whether this new engine will be offered with the upcoming HBX micro SUV or not.

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