The premium hatchback segment is as competitive as it grows. They offer comfort and features, trying to match the sedans here. Most of the automobile brands have their cars in this segment. One of them left is Tata. It is expected to launch its upcoming Tata 45X in 2019 to enter this segment. Read for more details.
The upcoming entrant in the premium hatchback category is the Tata 45X. It was one of the showstoppers at the Auto Expo 2018. It will carry forward the body and design which was showcased at the Expo. Like the Nexon, this too will have an attractive bulbous body. Currently, Tata has 2 hatchbacks in its lineup – Tata Tiago and Tata Bolt. Tiago classifies as an entry-level and compact hatchback car. Bolt is a refreshed version of Indica Vista, which is an average play and falls in the compact hatchback segment too. The 45X is expected to get the 1.2 Litre Revotron petrol and the 1.5 Litre Revotorq diesel engine. It will have almost same features as of the Nexon. Expect the car to be priced starting from Rs 5 Lakhs to Rs 9 Lakhs. Read on for more details on the upcoming Tata premium hatchback.
Tata 45X Design:
The Tata 45X concept has been built on the AMP platform which is a flexible architecture for all future cars from the company’s stable. It follows Tata’s new Impact Design 2.0, which is the first ultra-modern design in the market. Described as ‘Agile Light Flexible Advanced’ architecture, the new design philosophy is said to be compatible with different lengths, widths, wheelbases and suspension setups. Also, it takes various inputs from Jaguar and Land Rover.
On the exteriors, the car comes with digitally-inspired front grille and dual ultra slim LED headlamps. It comes with styling elements such as strong fenders and class-leading wheel sizes with flared wheel arches. The projector headlamps are integrated with LED daytime running lights. On the rear of the car, it gets full LED taillights, surfboard mounted wing cameras and a spoiler.
Coming to the interiors, it gets a classy and futuristic appeal. There is nothing old school in the interiors. It comes with a three-spoke steering wheel and a fully digital speedometer. It also gets the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a big infotainment system. However, the exact details of the interiors have not been revealed. The AMP platform will adhere to future crash regulations which will ensure full safety of all the passengers inside the car. In the top variants automatic climate control, keyless entry, start-stop button and more such features might come.
Tata 45X Launch Date:
Second Half 2019
Tata 45X was unveiled at Auto Expo 2018 with the concept of Tata H5X. The hatchback is expected to hit the roads in the second half of 2019. Tata Motors said about rolling new cars in 2019. Although, the Electric Vehicles and Tata H5X might be launched before this car.
Tata 45X Engine:
|Engine Type||1.2 Litre Turbocharged Revotron||
1.5 Litre Turbocharged Revotorq
|Engine||1198 CC||1498 CC|
|Power||108 BHP||108 BHP|
|Torque||170 Nm||208 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual/6-speed AMT|
The mechanical details have not been revealed yet, however, Tata 45X is likely to come in petrol and diesel variants. It is speculated to borrow the engine from its elder sibling, Tata Nexon. The petrol variant will be powered by a 1.2 Litre engine that produces 108 BHP worth of power and 170 Nm worth of torque. The diesel variant will be powered by a 1.5 Litre engine that produces 108 BHP worth of power and 208 Nm worth of torque. It is speculated to come with a six-speed transmission and an AMT option in the top end variant.
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Tata 45X Features:
With a new futuristic design, it is expected to come with ultra-modern features. Tata 45X is expected to get ABS with DSC as a standard in every variant. Also, the AMP design is made on a platform that is lightweight and sturdy. Main features include projector headlamps with DRLs or turn blinkers, Indian lattice-work inspired rear AC vents and centre console and Infotainment system with a touch display. Also, the car gets a Hexa-inspired front grille, ‘Tri-arrow’ fog lights, and a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel.
Tata 45X Price:
Rs 5 Lakhs to Rs 9 Lakhs
Being a premium hatchback, it is expected to start from Rs 5 Lakh as the entry variant to Rs 9 Lakh. If it gets the expected features, the pricing will then be pretty decent. It will mainly compete with Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo, and Hyundai i20 elite. Also, the local manufacturing of the car will help the car in economic pricing. Currently, all the three main competitors touch nearly Rs 9 Lakh with their on-road prices.
Tata 45X Competition:
Being a premium hatchback, it will compete with Hyundai i20 Elite, Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and Fiat Punto Evo. Most of these hatchbacks offer pure comfort and top of the end features. Also, most of them are priced between Rs 5 Lakhs to Rs 9 Lakhs. It is one of the highest competition segment, where Tata will make a late entry with the 45X. However, if the styling cues will not be much different from the production-ready model, then it could make a style statement.
Tata 45X Overview:
|Price||Rs 5-9 Lakhs|
1.2 Litre Revotron Petrol/1.5 Litre Revotorq Diesel
108 BHP/108 BHP
170 Nm/208 Nm
6-speed MT/6-speed AMT
15 KMPL/20 KMPL
Projector headlamps with DRLs or turn blinkers, Indian lattice-work inspired rear AC vents and centre console and Infotainment system with a touch display.
ABS with DSC, EBD, 6-Airbags
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