Check out this Youtube video that shows the creation of a digital illustration of the upcoming Tata HBX as a drop-top convertible.
The upcoming Tata HBX has had fans of the brand and buyers excited, although, with launch confirmed for 2021, the wait is a bit too long. The mini-SUV was showcased in the near-production form at the 2020 Auto Expo, and a few spy pictures have also been floating outside. If, however, you want to see the HBX in a new form, here is a drop-top convertible version!
Tata HBX Convertible Rendering | NM tunes
The video above was posted on YouTube channel “NM tunes’. It begins, like every other digital modification video, with a picture of the stock Tata HBX. The artist then begins to work his magic on the car, by deleting the roof and windows, along with the B- and C-pillars. The empty space in the cabin is then filled by beige-coloured seats, carefully inserting at their proper places. The rear door is also removed (as a consequence of the C-pillar removal; the HBX has pillar-mounted rear-door handles), and the front door gets extended backwards. This would allow easier ingress and egress for the rear passengers, while still offering a sexy two-door body style.
The final touches are added off-screen. The rendering is completed with a beautiful background of a sandy beach, complete with palm trees and clear waters. The final image is extremely impressive, especially with the pretty surroundings!
As for the regular Tata HBX, we are still waiting for its official spec sheet to be released soon. Although not confirmed, the car is expected to be powered by the same engines as the Tata Altroz. This will include a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated inline-3 petrol unit, and a 1.2-litre, turbocharged, inline-3 petrol motor. The 1.5-litre diesel may or may not be offered, depending on consumer demand in the segment.
Upon launch, the Tata HBX shall compete against Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Ford Freestyle, and even Mahindra KUV100 NXT. There is no word on the pricing yet, but we expect it to range from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom).