Seems like Tata is putting another entrant in the premium SUV segment. The Tata H5X SUV was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, has been spied multiple times while testing. Just like the Hexa, it will come with premium features with a price tag of more than Rs 16 Lakhs onwards. Read on to know more about the upcoming SUV.
The premium SUV segment offers some premium SUVs under Rs 25 Lakhs. Moreover, people are considering buying an SUV more because it offers the same comfort as a sedan and is more spacious than one. Various automobile brands such as Tata, Jeep, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu and Mahindra have their SUVs in this segment. The upcoming Tata H5X, a premium offering by Tata Motors, is going to enter this segment along with the Hexa. It is based on Tata ‘s New Design Philosophy 2.0, which makes it more stronger and lighter. Unlike Hexa, this one will have a shorter wheelbase. Speculations are that it might get a petrol engine along with the diesel one. Down the line, after 2-3 years, it might get a Hybrid version too. It gets some off-roading features like different driving modes, traction control and more. Expect the SUV to cost starting from Rs 16 Lakhs onwards.
H5X will be launched as another 5 seater SUV in the premium price range. In this range, it will compete with Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass mainly. The SUV looks sporty and quite bulky in its form. The spy shots reveal the big body, a large wheelbase and an extended rear body of the SUV. Also, there have been rumours about a seven-seater variant of H5X, named as H7X will be launched too. It is rumoured to launch after the launch of H5X and will take on the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.
Tata H5X Price and Competition:
Rs 16 Lakhs to Rs 20 Lakhs
Tata H5X is expected to cost anything between Rs 16 Lakh – Rs 20 Lakh. It will be a premium offering by Tata and will mostly cost around this range.
Tata H5X Launch date:
It was recently showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 and currently, just a test mule has been spied. It is speculated to be launched in 2019. Also, the rumoured 7 – seater in its line is expected to launch after Tata H5X.
Tata H5X Design:
Tata H5X will be based on the new Tata Motors’ Impact 2.0 design philosophy. Also, it will be sharing the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA) platform which is found in Range Rover Discovery Sport. Like said, it might take a lot of underpinnings from the Discovery Sport. The car might come with a 4-wheel drive and would have multiple driving modes. Also, there might be a specially tuned mode for off-road driving.
Tata H5X Exteriors:
The H5X gets the boldface and the slim LED headlights giving it a mean look. It also comes with the company’s trademark ‘humanity line’ that connects the headlights and grille. All this makes the car look bolder and sharper. The Tata H5X will feature flared wheel arches, the tri-arrow design on the front bumper, dual-tone bumper, LED headlight, wraparound tail light cluster and skid plate.
Tata H5X Interiors:
Interestingly, H5X gets a clutter-free design and the material quality of the interiors display a sense of class. The car might get a digital console displaying things like the whole body of the car, traffic sense and such. It will also get a high-end touch infotainment system with climate control, voice control commands and such. Various reports suggest that everything displayed will be digital and via a touchscreen.
Tata H5X – Engine
|2.0 Litre Multijet|
6-speed Manual/9-speed Automatic
Various reports suggest that the Tata H5X is expected to get power from a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine producing around 140bhp worth of power and 350 Nm worth of torque. The engine will be mated to a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission. The mileage is estimated to be around 15 KMPL. The car will come in both manual and automatic transmission. The SUV is also speculated to have a petrol variant after which a hybrid variant would also launch in the lineup. However, the details of the engine are not out yet. Also, it might get an optional 4X4 system.
Tata H5X – Features
Since it is going to be Tata’s premium car, it will have top of the end features with some serious off-road technology. Here are the features that we expect from the SUV:
- Electric Sunroof
- Rear AC Vents
- LED Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
- Front and rear armrests
- Touch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Steering Mounted Controls
- Electrically adjustable seats
- Hands-Free tailgate
- Cooled Glove Box
- Heated passenger seats
- Different Drive modes
- Engine Start-Stop button with Smart Key
- Dim light rear mirror
Tata H5X – Safety Features
Following are the expected safety features of the SUV:
- Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management
- ABS with EBD
- Hill start and descent assist
- Front and Rear parking assist with a rear parking camera
- Traction Control
- Brake Assist
Tata H5X – Competition
After it is launched, it will mainly compete with Hyundai Tucson, upcoming Honda C-RV, Isuzu MU-X, Mahindra XUV 500 and Jeep Compass. This segment offers premium SUVs, which attracts a lot of buyers. Most of them have either received an update this year or will receive one in the next year. However, the H5X will make a late entry into this market. Currently, the MPV Tata Hexa is available in this segment.
Tata H5X – Spy Images Gallery
Tata H5X – Overview
Rs 16 Lakhs to Rs 20 Lakhs
2.0 Litre Multijet
6-speed MT/9-speed Automatic
Electric Sunroof, Touch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Steering Mounted Controls, Electrically adjustable seats, Hands-Free tailgate, Cooled Glove Box, Heated passenger seats, Different Drive modes, Engine Start-Stop button with Smart Key ad Dim light rear mirror
6-airbags, ESC and Vehicle Stability Management, ABS with EBD, Hill start and descent assist, Front and Rear parking assist with a rear parking camera, Traction Control, Brake Assist
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