Tata HBX concept was the near-production version of the H2X concept and is slated for a launch this year in December and will rival the Maruti Ignis.
Tata Motors made a dramatic beginning for the year 2020 with the launch of 5 new cars. The manufacturer also showcased a lot of cars at the auto expo. Some of them were in their concept form, some in their production guise, while some of them were just nearing their production-spec avatar. One of such cars from Tata's lineup is the Tata HBX. The car was showcased in its near production-guise at the auto expo with the production-spec interiors. On the outside, the car was near-identical to the H2X concept that Tata showcased at the Geneva Motor Show.
Tata HBX is expected to be launched by the end of 2020, in December.
However, there are certain changes like the roof-mounted rack, auxiliary lamps, operational headlamps, practical mirrors, and door handles, which happen to make the car look in its near-production avatar. But, there won't be much of a difference between the HBX concept and its production version. Also, on the inside, the dashboard is in its near-production form. It gets a lot of its components from the Altroz's part bin. The steering wheel, instrument cluster, stalks, the infotainment screen, and climate control panel, are a few of those elements that are a direct lift from the Altroz's interior.
The HBX concept showcased at the auto expo 2020 dorns the production-spec dashboard.
In terms of performance, Tata has not revealed anything yet. But, the HBX is expected to get its power from the 1.2L 3-cylinder, the naturally-aspirated petrol motor that is seen doing duties on the Tiago, Tigor, and Altroz. This engine is capable enough to produce 86PS and 113Nm as its peak output. Also, there would a 1.5L diesel engine on offer, which would be a direct lift from the Altroz. With a turbocharger spooling up the 4-cylinder of this engine, it can produce 90PS and 200Nm as it peak power and torque output. However, we would get to know of its actual specs and prices only after the car is launched, which is expected to happen by the end of 2020 in December.