Upcoming Tata HBX Launched By the End of 2020


Tata Motors has planned to launch Gravitas and Tata HBX in the Indian market along with upgraded variants of their existing Altroz turbo and Altroz EV. Recently, the spy images of Tata HBX have been making rounds on the internet. The upcoming Tata HBX is a micro SUV that premiered at the Auto Expo 2020. As per Tata HBX’s latest news, the car will be launched by the end of 2020 at a very low price of around 5 lakhs. The car will be a threat to many other latest contenders like Maruti Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100 of the micro SUV category. 

Recently, all the cars launched by Tata Motors have displayed great interiors, comfortable seating, driver assistance system, and safety features. The loyal clientele of Tata Motors is expecting upcoming Tata HBX to display the same level of perfection as all the other Tata variants. The Tata HBX model will feature in four colour variants – Pearl White, Moon Dust Silver, Copper Brownz, Matte Grey

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The Rhino DNA

Tata Motors has taken inspiration from the Rhinoceros for upcoming Tata HBX. The rugged and adventure-ready HBX is similar to a rhino that is born tough and strong. That is why the manufacturers claim the car to be the one with “rhino DNA”. The built, strength, attitude, and dual-tone model exhibits power.

Upcoming Tata HBX – List of Some Standard Features

  • Touchscreen infotainment system: The Tata HBX is set to receive a 7 inches touch screen infotainment system. The dashboard-mounted touchscreen system will allow an easy view for the drivers that minimize distraction. This level of infotainment is a first of the kind in most micro SUVs in the Indian market.
  • Instrument cluster: The car will be equipped with a semi-digital instrument cluster similar to the Altroz hatchback. The 7-inch colour display of the instrument cluster will display a virtual tachometer that has all the driver’s information. The instrument cluster will also include an analog speedometer.
  • Split headlamps: The split headlamp feature in a micro SUV will be the first of its kind. This kind of premium feature was sported by the Tata Harrier and Tata Gravitas. Tata HBX will receive a trendy look due to this latest design trend adoption.
  • Cruise Control: The cruise control of the Tata HBX will be unlike its rivals increasing the standard of the equipment level embedded in the automobile.
  • Harman Sound System: The TATA HBX will be equipped with the best high-quality Harman audio system. The Harman system will include around three to four speakers and more than two tweeters.
  • Multiple driving modes
  • Automatic climate adjustment
  • Start/Stop pushbuttons
  • Driver seat with adjustable heights
  • Apple Car Play Support
  • Android Auto
  • The steering wheel is bottom flat-mounted with audio controls
  • Projector headlamps for LED DRLs.
  • Power Windows at the front and rear.
  • AC Vents at the Rear end

Upcoming Tata HBX Engine Details

The HBX is expected to be equipped with two engine options like the Tata Altroz. The first one is an 86 hp, 1.2 liters, three-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is expected to perform with a 5-speed manual and 5 automatic transmission auto gearbox. The second one is the 1.2 liters, turbo petrol generating 110 hp. The turbo engine version will only have the manual gearbox.

Petrol engineTata HBX micro SUV
Engine type1.2-litre BS6 Revotrone petrol engine
Displacement1,198 cc
No. of cylinders3
Power85 bhp @ 5,500rpm
Torque110 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission5-speed Manual or CVT Automatic
Emission StandardBS-6

Comfortable and Tech-Rich Interiors

The interiors of Tata Altroz and upcoming Tata HBX are both based on the same ALFA platform. This enables Tata HBX with more legroom, better space and premium comfort. The comfortable seating that was experienced in Tata Altroz can once again be experienced in this micro SUV.

Seating Capacity5 Person
No. of Seating Rows2 Rows
Fuel Tank Capacity52-litres
Kerb Weight1085- kg

Tata HBX will display a flat bottom, a leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel that was available in the Tata Altroz, Tiago, Nexon and Togor. It will also display the same squared out AC vents with Tata’s signature dashboard layout and design. However, the hip point of the Tata HBX is more than that of Tata Altroz.

There are larger front seats and the rear seats have enough space for the comfortable seating of three adult passengers. The flat floor gives more space to the rear side passengers. Similar to the Tata Altroz, the doors will open up ninety degrees for easier entry and exit.

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The TATA HBX exteriors

  1. The latest Tata HBX 360 view features
  • New alloy wheels
  • Door-mounted ORVMs
  • Body claddings
  • Blacked-out A-pillars
  • Chunky wheel arches
  • Wrap-around LED taillights
  • High-mounted stop lamp
  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Integrated spoiler
  • Rear-bumper mounted number plate holder.
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  1. The car sports a split headlight like the Tata harrier model. The flat bonnet, stand up A-pillar, some plastic cladding on the doors and a prominent beltline give an SUV like feel to the compact model.
  2. The dual headlamps on the SUV will be similar to the Tata Altroz. The LED DRLs will be on the upper side while the main cluster will be placed below the DRLs. The front grille has a black mesh finish and is sleeker than the Tata Altroz.
  3. The car has circular low mounted fog lights. The indicators for the car are placed on the outer rearview mirrors.
  4. HBX has dual-tone 15-inch alloy wheels that are around 185mm thick.
  5. The dimensions of HBX are 3840 mm length, 1900 mm width, 1880 mm height. The car has been designed with a wheelbase of around 2445 mm and a ground clearance of 2445 mm

The Upcoming Tata HBX Mileage and Transmission

The car is expected to deliver a mileage of 17.18 kmpl and 18.1 kmpl for its manual and automatic transmission respectively.

Fuel TypeTransmissionMileage
Petrol (1198 cc)Automatic18.1 kmpl
Petrol (1198 cc)Manual17.18 kmpl

Safety features in the TATA HBX

Like all the other latest Tata motors models, the HBX also has a set of similar safety features. Tata HBX will be based on the omega architecture platform which is currently shared with Nexon, Tiago, Tigor, and Altroz. So it is expected to have good safety ratings. The tata hbx specification will have the following safety features:

  • Dual-front Air-bags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Front Suspension – MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension  – Multi link independent
  • Front Brake Type – Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brake Type – Disc
  • Brake assist and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
  • Traction Control System
  • Child safety locks
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Upcoming Tata HBX micro SUV – Rivals & Competitors

Camouflaged Tata HBX cars were spotted multiple times during testing. However, lately, the car has let go of the camouflage to get a better view of the front and rear sides. Tata HBX will compete with Renault Kwid, Maruti S-presso. Maruti Ignis, Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon. With many Tata models being launched this year, it might even be a tough competition to Tata’s own inventions. The spy model reveals that the car is almost similar to Tata HBX that was previewed at Auto Expo 2020.

HBX Price

Tata HBX is expected to price around 4.5 lakhs – 7.5 lakhs in the Indian market. The Tata HBX booking will be somewhere in early 2021. Its competition Maruti Suzuki costs around Rs 4.89-7.23 lakhs. Mahindra KUV100 NXT is priced at Rs $.88 lakhs- 7.01 lakhs. A micro SUV at such affordable rates will definitely be a tough competition for other brands to look out for once Tata releases the official Tata HBX launch date and price in India


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