What Tata Motors showcased as H2X is now in its near-production concept form as HBX and is showcased at the ongoing 2020 auto expo.
Tata H2X was a micro-SUV concept that the indigenous manufacturer was working over for quite some time now. The concept has now been showcased in its near-production avatar at the auto expo 2020 that has been housing a few other momentous concepts from the manufacturer. The concept in pictures is a step ahead of what was showcased as H2X in previous motor shows.
The hunched-up stance of the car is quite prominent and is capable enough to tower over the most road users in this concept form. The high-set bonnet and a bold front skid plate also add a lot more presence in this car. The flared wheel arches fill the wheel wells with hardly any space for articulation here, which is expected, to not be the case with production-spec car. Moving further around the side, the HBX gets flat lines all around. Also, the rear-door handle is mounted on the c-pillar just like the Altroz. Talking of Altroz, the HBX is also underpinned by the same ALFA platform as the Altroz. The rear facet is also outlandish, thanks to the flat lines and sharp-straight creases all around.
The HBX concept now gets a roof rack, which also houses the spare wheel.
The major difference between the HBX and H2X on the outside is presumably the roof rack that also houses the spare tire, just like a trophy truck would do. However, the HBX now gets a production-spec interior. With a flat dashboard, the HBX gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel, part-digital part-analogue instrument cluster, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate controls, and a compass mounted right on the dashboard. The first look inside the HBX, however, shows that it shares the parts bin with the Altroz.
The HBX gets a production-spec dashboard on the inside this time.
The HBX is expected to be launched sometime around the first-quarter of 2021 and will take on a direct rivalry against the likes of Mahindra KUV-100 and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. If priced aggressively the HBX with its bold and masculine aura will easily grab a larger market share than its competitors.