The Tata HBX mini-SUV concept was initially unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 while the production variant of the SUV is now expected to be launched in India by the end of this year during the festive period around Diwali. The Tata HBX is based on the brand’s H2X concept that was revealed back at the Geneva International Motor Show held in 2019.
The reports also suggest that the Tata HBX will be launched in India with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine in addition to the 1.2-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol engine that was showcased back in the concept variant. As the name suggests, the turbo engine will offer higher performance when compared to the naturally-aspirated engine.
The Tata HBX is the second product from the brand that is based on the ALFA platform. The mini-SUV has been imparted an edgy design when it comes to the muscular profile and a compact outlook. The brand has equipped the HBX with an accentuating front fascia that compliments an upright profile.
The production variant of the Tata HBX mini-SUV is expected to feature almost identical dashboard design with all the key features as seen on the concept version. One can expect the SUV to feature a floating touchscreen infotainment unit in addition to getting a semi-digital instrument console.
The electronics package is expected to feature automatic climate control, dual front airbags, remote key start and more. The brand is expected to offer the SUV a 5-speed manual gearbox in addition to offering an audio system sourced from Harman.
Once launched in India, the Tata HBX production variant will compete in the markets against the likes of Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV100 and the 2020 Renault Kwid. One can expect the mini-SUV to be priced around INR 4.50 – INR 7.50 lakh in the Indian markets.