Tata Motors has showcased the Tata HBX Concept car at the Auto Expo 2020. The HBX is a natural extension of the ‘H2X Concept’ which was unveiled at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS).
The company has also showcased the Sierra EV Concept and the Hexa Safari Edition at the event along with the whole range of its passenger and commercial vehicles.
The Tata HBX concept gives a glimpse into Tata Motors’ next-generation SUVs. This concept SUV offers a stunning package of performance, true SUV design and space that is made possible in such a small footprint. It is said that the production version will be almost 95% similar to the concept car in terms of look.
The Tata HBX Concept will be the second vehicle built on the ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture), the first being the Altroz. The HBX Concept offers unmatched driving characteristics and the ruggedness of a true SUV and uncompromised safety. The stunning IMPACT 2.0 design language gives the vehicle not just a striking muscular road presence but also great functionality of space.
Packaged with great ability, performance and durability into its design, the HBX Concept is practical, comfortable yet versatile and power-packed to drive. Engineered keeping in mind consumers with an active and dynamic lifestyle, the HBX Concept promises to offer thrill and excitement to the youth at every turn. The production version of the Tata HBX is said to be offered with best-in-class connectivity features integrated with the highly capable infotainment system.
The Tata HBX Concept show car gets a very rugged looking exterior. At the front, it gets a huge faux skid plate along with LED auxiliary lamps on the front grill. The headlamp assembly sits lower on the bumper like in the Tata Harrier and it gets LED DRLS on top.
At the side, we can see dual-tone alloy wheels fitted with all-terrain tyres which enhance the go-anywhere character of the car. There is a rugged-looking cladding all around with vehicle with a silver insert at the bottom of the side of the car. The ORVMs and the roof is finished in a shade of gold. There is also a roof carrier which houses the huge spare tyre. The rear door handle is placed on the C-pillar similar to the Tata Altroz.
At the rear, we see a similar treatment as the front. The vehicle gets a huge faux skidplate finished in silver The tail lamps units look similar to the Tata Nexon but are small in size. They carry the tri-arrow pattern as well.
Inside, The HBX sports an all-black interior but gets gold inserts in many places such as on the steering wheel, around the ac-vents, etc. The HBX Concept seems to share a few of the parts from the Altroz hatchback such as the steering wheel, instrument cluster and switches.
Powertrain details and feature list along with the pricing will be revealed closer to the launch date of the sub-4m compact SUV.