Here are a few spy shots of production-spec Tata HBX AMT. It is expected to launch in the Indian market by mid-2021.
Tata Motors showcased the HBX concept in the Indian market last year at the 2020 Auto Expo. Since then, the all-new micro SUV has been spied several times while getting tested. Many of us have an idea about the engine and transmission options to be offered with Tata’s upcoming Micro SUV. Recent spy pictures have just confirmed that the all-new Tata HBX will be offered with an AMT gearbox. Mechanically, Tata HBX will get propelled by a 1.2-litre, three-pot NA gasoline mill, which develops 86bhp of power and 113 Nm of peak torque. This is the same powertrain, which does duties in Tata Tiago and Tigor. Transmission duties will be done by a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT.
One can also expect the automaker to introduce a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol mill on HBX at a later stage. The new spy Images gives us a glimpse of the production-spec HBX. It looks quite similar to that of the concept model, which was showcased last year. Moreover, a few bits like flat-bottom steering wheel, infotainment system, switchgear, the instrument cluster is borrowed from Altroz.
The all-new Tata SUV will be based on the company’s ALFA platform. This is the same platform, which underpins Tata Altroz. Like Altroz, one can expect the gates of HBX to open 90 degrees for easy ingress and egress. In terms of look, the production-spec Tata HBX will take a few references from Safari and Harrier.
The front fascia of the SUV will feature split headlamps along with a newer version of the company’s signature ‘Humanity Line” grille. At the 2020 Auto Expo, the carmaker said that the production-spec model of HBX is 90 per cent similar to that of the concept model. Tata HBX will be the smallest SUV in the automaker’s stable. It is expected to hit the Indian shores by coming months. It is likely to be offered at a starting price of Rs 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, the all-new Tata HBX will rival with the likes of Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100 NXT.