Check out this digital rendering of the final production form of the Tata HBX, along with the video of the entire design process.
Tata Motors had showcased the HBX mini-SUV concept earlier this year, at the 2020 Auto Expo. The concept car was based on the H2X concept showcased last year at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. According to the company, the HBX was in its near-production form at the Auto Expo, which leads us to speculate that Tata might be planning to launch the car soon in the Indian market, preferably before the year ends or early next year.
Tata HBX production model digital rendering | IndianAutosBlog
Here, we have a digital rendering of the production-ready upcoming Tata HBX, prepared by Shoeb R Kalania of IndianAutosBlog (IAB). Regular readers might remember that IAB is the sister publication of IndianAuto.
The entire design process can be seen in the video above. The final production model is expected to sport some changes over the model showcased at Auto Expo 2020, which we shall list here. The off-road kit that was shown at the Expo will surely be removed from the road-going version. Thus, the roof rack with the spare wheel will be removed along with the skid plates, and the knobbly tyres will be replaced by normal ones.
At the front end, we see that the bumper has been redesigned, and gets a new air dam along with new foglamps as well. The front grille is vertically split, and has the same tri-arrow detailing as the Nexon facelift. Apart from that, the alloy wheel design will also be different. Here, we see a 12-spoke design for the rims, which look quite handsome. At the top, we get a pair of modest-looking roof rails, which look lend it a little macho appeal. Other than, the rest of the car remains the same. The dual-tone paint scheme, with the golden roof, looks extremely brilliant.
There has been no confirmation by Tata motors on the mechanical specifications of the car, but there are plenty of speculations about it. It could get the 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, petrol engine from the Tiago, or the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor from the Nexon. The 1.5-litre diesel engine from Altroz might also be available, depending on whether Tata wishes to offer a diesel-powered variant or not.