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Tata HBX Spied Testing Again ahead of India Launch

Tata Motors has a plans to launch multiple models in the pipeline. One such is the Tata HBX (Hornbill), a sub-4 meter SUV. It has been spotted testing again ahead of its scheduled launch in the upcoming festive season.

Tata HBX test mule | Source- EVOIndia
Tata HBX test mule | Source- EVOIndia

The HBX/Hornbill was initially scheduled to launch after the Auto Expo 2020 but due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, the plan was dropped indefinitely.

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Tata Hornbill | Front Profile
Tata Hornbill | Front Profile | | Source- EVOIndia

The test mule of the Tata HBX was heavily camouflaged but resembled the prototype model showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Additionally, Tata has also revealed the production-spec model of the HBX will be 90% similar to its showcased concept.

Tata HBX | Specifications

  • The HBX micro SUV will come with an Altroz sourced 1.2-litre Revotron petrol mill.
  • The engine generates 85bhp and 113Nm of peak torque while paired to a standard 5-speed manual and an optional AMT.
  • The hornbill is based on the Tata’s ALFA architecture and the Impact 2.0 design inherited from the Tata Altroz and will be positioned under the Tata Nexon.

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Tata HBX Front Profile
  • The new micro SUV will feature LED DRLs (housed below the headlight setup), LED fog lamps, a tall-riding design and a sleek looking grille on the outside.
Tata HBX Interior
  • While on the inside, you will get to see some really new features. It includes a massive 8.0-inch infotainment system, new dashboard design and dual-tone upholstery.
  • Additional features include ambient lighting, semi-digital instrument cluster and a multi-functional flat-bed steering wheel to name a few.
  • You can expect the price to range between Rs 5-7 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be rivalling the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100.

Suggested Read: 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Tata Altroz Over Maruti Baleno!

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Jaskaran Singh Bhola
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