Tata Motors has confirmed that the 45X concept based premium hatchback’s production ready avatar is going to make its official debut next month.
Tata Motors will be celebrating its 21st year at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show set to take place from March 7th to 17th. The homegrown automaker has used this international auto show in the past to showcase some of its creations and give the audience, in India and abroad a glimpse of their future product portfolio.
This year, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors plans to showcase 4 all-new products (concepts included). The homegrown automaker has confirmed the same in a recent social media post. Tata Motors has also revealed that out of these products, one is going to be the final production-ready iteration of the 45X hatchback which made its global debut in India last year at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The Tata 45X based premium hatchback will be the homegrown automaker’s first product based on its all-new ALPHA platform. It is speculated to have its commercial launch in India sometime during the second half of 2019. When launched, it is going to compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20.
Tata Motors has already started testing this vehicle on Indian soil. Going by the spy images which have been circulating on the internet, we can clearly see that the 45X hatchback looks like an evolved, sportier and bigger version (aesthetically) of the Tata Tiago compact hatchback. It is going to come with a Harrier inspired part-digital-part-analogue instrument cluster. And it is going to feature a floating touchscreen infotainment system inspired by the one seen on the Nexon.
Rest of the details related to this vehicle are still under the wraps. As far as engine line-up is concerned, we expect the same to include petrol as well as diesel engine options. The petrol derivative could be the same 1.2-litre engine which performs its duty on the Tiago. While the diesel engine is going to be a 1.5-litre engine borrowed from the Nexon. Transmission options will include a manual as well as automatic units.
In addition to the 45X concept based premium hatchback, Tata Motors is expected to debut the seven-seater iteration of the Harrier SUV at the said event as well. In addition to this, we are likely to see the Hornbill concept (a Micro SUV) to make it make its way to the automaker’s pavilion as well. Furthermore, there is going to be a wild card as well i.e. an all-electric concept based on the 45X hatchback.