The upcoming Tata 45X hatchback has been spotted testing on a racetrack. The premium hatchback will launch in first half of 2019 to take on Baleno and i20. The expected price of the hatchback is Rs 5-9 lakhs.
Recently, the upcoming Tata Harrier was spotted on the Kari Motor Speedway for steering and suspension tuning. This indicates that Tata will give some sporty performance feature in this SUV. Now, after the SUV, its Tata 45X hatchback has been spotted testing on the Speedway. We have the spy images of the hatchback, courtesy Autocar India. The track testing is for fine tuning of suspension, dynamics tuning and high-speed testing. The concept model of 45X was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The hatchback will get Tata’s new Impact Design 2.0 styling language. The bigger hatchback will have some interior and design elements inspired by the Nexon and upcoming Harrier.
The Tata 45X hatchback was spotted earlier where we could get a taste of its interiors. It gets a floating touchscreen infotainment system, similar to the Nexon. However, the one spotted on the hatchback is a bit bigger than the one on Nexon. Further, the ac vents and knobs were similar to that of the Nexon. However, it gets the T shaped centre console. A similar type of console comes in the Tata Harrier.
To compete with Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20, it will come with similar features. We expect it to be equipped with projector headlamps along with LED DRLs and LED tail lights, floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, Smart Key, Push Button Start, Wearable Key, Auto Climate Control and more.
For safety, it will mostly come with Dual Airbags with ABS and EBD as standard fitments, Reverse Parking Sensors with a camera, ISOFIX and height adjustable seatbelts. The segment rivals also offer a similar type of features. Also, it is built on Tata’s new Modular platform, which is lighter and much stronger.
We have no exact engine specifications yet, but the Tata 45X hatchback is likely going to come with the same 1.2 Litre Revotron Turbo petrol and 1.5 Litre Revotorq Turbo diesel engines. Same engines are used the Tata Nexon. The petrol engine gives around 108 BHP of power and 170 Nm of torque. The diesel engine churns out 108 BHP of power and 260 Nm of torque.
For transmission duties, the Tata 45X hatchback will come with 6-speed Manual transmission and an optional AMT. Although, there are rumours suggesting that it might get a new Dual-Clutch AT, which is currently under development. The mileage figures would remain similar to Nexon, at around 21 KMPL for diesel and 15 KMPL for petrol.
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