Tata Aquila, the reported official name for concept 45X, was recently spied for the first time in India. The images surfaced for the interior, covered with a black film to hide the actual elements of the upper section. The most detailed element out of all was the instrument console, seen with an odd-shaped analogue speedometer with a huge display that comes with tachometer and all details regarding the car. It seems to use the same mirroring technology and could bring navigation and other details like music to the driver’s ease. The coloured display comes with odometer detail on the bottom section while the right side shows the fuel level in an interactive blue theme.
The dots seen on the screen resemble multiple views for the section, controlled through the navigation buttons on the left half of the steering wheel. The sporty wheel comes with a silver insert on the third spoke while dashboard hints at multiple layers with touchscreen display floating right above the vents. The premium essence from the interior confirms that Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20 will get a tough rival in the form of Tata Aquila. The flat bottom steering wheel looks smart and proves to be practical in front of the rival cars.
Tata is also expected to use certain segment-first features, one of which was already seen with the inclusion of huge TFT in the console for ease of navigation, music and car management. Tata 45X is expected to use the same 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine as the Nexon, producing class-leading power values and saving a lot in terms of weight from the compact SUV. Both the engines are turbocharged and thus, the driving feel is not compromised at all. The upcoming premium hatchback is also expected to feature the same sort of safety rating as Tata Nexon.