Design Maestro Pratap Bose Reveals the Italian Connection of Tata HBX [Video]

by Jatin Chhibber | 19/05/2020
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Here's the official walkaround video of Tata HBX, where company's global design head Partap Bose talks about the styling of the car. The all-new micro SUV is expected to hit the Indian market by the upcoming festive season.

Tata Motors had the most attractive pavilion at the 2020 Auto Expo happened early this year. The automaker showcased a host of new products which consists of cars like Harrier facelift, Gravitas, Sierra Concept, Altroz EV and HBX concept. Among all these products, the HBX concept was the biggest attention grabber, which is an evolution version of the Tata H2X showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. In our market, the upcoming HBX will compete with the likes of Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100. We expect that the all-new micro SUV to be capable enough to attract buyers with its modern and magnetising looks.

Here we have a video from the carmaker, where Mr Pratap Bose, Global Design Head at Tata Motors reveals that the aesthetics of the upcoming HBX have solid Italian connection. The video starts by showing a few details of the HBX concept and then Mr Bose walks into the frame speaking in Italian.

Design Maestro Pratap Bose Reveals the Italian Connection of Tata HBX [Video]

Afterwards, he starts walking around the car talking about its ultra-modern looks. Moreover, he also sits inside the SUV and talks about how the cabin of the car looks like. Tata HBX was designed at the company’s global design centre in Turin, Italy. The demand for SUVs among the Indian buyers has increased significantly, which is the very reason that most of the automakers are now concentrating towards developing low-cost SUVs.

The upcoming Tata HBX will sit under Nexon in the carmaker’s line-up. In the video, Pratap also said that the HBX concept is very close to its production avatar. The micro SUV has been designed as per the company’s IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. Reports suggest that upcoming Tata HBX will derive power from a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol mill, which does duties in the Tiago Tigor and Altroz. The petrol power plant churns out power and torque outputs of 86 PS and 113 Nm. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed MT. Tata HBX is expected to hit the Indian shores by the second half of this year.

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