Tata H5X, Tata’s ongoing development has been spied multiple of times. Earlier showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, the compact SUV is under the works and is expected to hit the Indian roads by end of 2019. The SUV is also rumoured to be available in 5-seater and 7-seater options.
Tata Motors is planning to run its Tata H5X against other compact SUVs like Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass. It is expected to price starting from Rs 16 Lakh (ex-showroom). Based on Tata’s New Design Philosophy 2.0, it was one of the most popular cars at the Expo. The SUV is reported to have most of the features operated digitally and will come with all the ultra-modern features. The SUV will also have different driving modes, which includes an off-road mode too.
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, larger 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:
Tata H5X is expected to cost anything between Rs 16 Lakh – Rs 20 Lakh. In this range, it will compete with Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. Currently, the price range is also occupied by Tata Hexa, which is a 7-seater SUV.
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 after Mid 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. 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:
Various reports suggest that the Tata H5X is expected to get power from a Fiat-sourced 2-litre Multijet II diesel engine producing around 140bhp to 170bhp. The engine will be mated to a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission. The mileage is estimated to be around 10 KMPL. The car will come in both manual and automatic transmission.
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