Like the Tiago and Tigor, the HBX will also be a petrol-only model and is likely to be powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that puts out 86hp.
Tata HBX. (Image: Manav Sinha/ News18.com)
Tata has unveiled its first stab at the micro-SUV segment with the HBX concept at the 2020 Auto Expo in India. The company claims that the car is almost production-ready and will be launched later this year. The concept was first previewed under the name H2X at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and will be placed below the Nexon at its launch.
The HBX is the second model in the company’s line-up that will be based on the ALFA platform following the recently-launched Altroz premium hatchback. The styling on the car has been toned down since its showcase in Geneva last year. In line with Tata’s new design language that was seen in the Harrier, the HBX too comes with a split-headlamp set up at the front. On the sides, the HBX features a prominent belt-line with squared wheel arches. It sits on a set of blacked-out alloy wheels that was displayed with knobby tyres at the expo.