Tata 45X will launch in August 2019, leaving fans with enough time to consider their preferences for a premium hatchback. The recently spotted example was completely camouflaged, offering a glimpse of the front as well as side profile. The well-balanced profile with decent window size and raised overall stance is quite attractive, further flaunting extended tail section with wraparound lights and raised bumper. The four-spoke alloy wheels split into eight while joining the outer side and rear door takes slight inspiration from other Tata cars in terms of design. The headlights are slim and loaded with projectors with chrome rings.
The front fascia is more like a Tiago with a stretched smile, resulting in less than the usual curve and not a typical Tata car smile. The lower section is heavily camouflaged, hiding the fog light section completely and deforming the lower grille shape successfully. As Tata is testing the final design for 45X, the version seen here is complying with the Impact Design 2.0 language. The tires are well sized and so are the wheel arches. The wheelbase looks healthy, with Tata cleverly enjoying every millimeter of the under the 4-meter limit with lower taxes.
The powerful 1.2L, turbocharged engine under the hood of Tigor JTP can serve as the petrol motor here while diesel is expected to stay the same as Nexon. Even the petrol motor from Nexon is quite impressive and perfect for a premium hatchback. Tata is working on an automatic gearbox for the new car while 6-speed manual will stay as standard on the Nexon-sourced engines. Rivals for Tata 45X includes Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, and Hyundai i20. The car was earlier seen with a huge touchscreen, impressive dashboard layout, and analog dials. Tata is also equating the possibility of high levels of personalization for the 45X.
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