Tata Motors is in the mood to bring another SUV to the Indian market, this time a micro SUV, called the HBX. This is the same model that was showcased as a concept car during the Auto Expo held in Greater Noida in February last year. Tata is preparing to launch the HBX in India, which is being prepared for a long time. However, on Saturday, Tata Motors shared the first official teaser of the micro-SUV on social media platforms, giving a first look at the production version of the HBX. Tata shared a promotional video of the HBX and wrote, “It’s Showtime! The most awaited SUV now has a name.” This means that Tata will keep the HBX name for the upcoming car.
The short video explains the headlights of the HBX with what appears to be a set of sleek LEDs, exactly the same as seen on the latest Tata models like the Harrier or the Safari. Also, the bulge under the headlamp casing suggests that it will give a bold and rough and tough look with lots of muscle, which stays true to the concept version shown earlier. According to spy shots of the HBX testing on Indian roads, it is also likely to get square wheel arches and black cladding on the sides for a rough look.
The name of the most awaited SUV has now come.
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Tata has not yet revealed much about the specifications of the HBX micro-SUV. However, it is likely to be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine used in the Tiago, Tigor and Altroz. The engine is likely to come with the option of a five-speed manual or automatic transmission with drive mode.
The Tata HBX will be based on the carmaker’s modular ALFA architecture. It will be less than four meters in length but will have the same wheelbase as other Tata cars like the Tigor. It is also likely to get a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen along with a digital instrument cluster.