Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Detail & Expected Price

Tata Motors has confirmed that a final, production-spec mini SUV based on the Tata HBX concept will launch in India during the latter half of the financial year 2020-21. The HBX concept was unveiled at the recent Auto Expo.

Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Details And Expected Price

A production model was expected to be launched later this year, but the launch has been postponed because of the shutdown imposed in order to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, the company is currently operating with a lesser number of personnel.

Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Details And Expected Price

Speculation is that Tata could offer their 1.2-litre, direct-injection, turbo-petrol engine with top-of-the-line HBX models. Entry level models will feature the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engines that are featured on the company's Tiago, Tigor, and Altroz models.

Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Details And Expected Price

This engine is a BS6 compliant, three-cylinder, four valve one that produces 84 brake horse power and 113Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual & AMT with the Tiago and the Tigor, and mated only to a five-speed manual with the Altroz.

Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Details And Expected Price

The Tata HBX will become the second vehicle, after the Altroz, to feature the company's ALFA architecture. The mini-SUV has tall and upright stance, and a muscular looking front. The interiors of the vehicle are expected to be almost similar to the HBX concept that was showcased.

Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Details And Expected Price

Expectations are that the Tata HBX production-spec model will feature a semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, and a floating type infotainment system. Safety features will include ABS with EBD, dual airbags, a seat belt reminder alarm, an over-speeding alarm, and reverse parking sensors.

Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Details And Expected Price

The Tata HBX is expected to be priced roughly between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 8 lakh, ex-showroom. The HBXdoes not have any direct competition at the moment. Vehicles that are closest are the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, and the Mahindra KUV100.

Tata HBX Concept Based Mini-SUV Launch Confirmed For Financial Year 2020-21: Details And Expected Price

Thoughts About Tata Confirming Launch Of The HBX Production-Spec Model For FY 2020-21

With the whole country on a 21 day lock down, and uncertainty after, we expect most manufacturers to postpone launches towards the end of the year and early next year. We think Tata will launch the mini-SUV between January and March next year. Besides, confirming a launch ‘during a financial year' is a brilliant way so saying ‘we're launching only next year'.

Most Read Articles

English
Read more on: #tata motors
Article Published On: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 12:51 [IST]
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Drivespark sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Drivespark website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more