Production-spec Tata H5X SUV looks like a muscular Hyundai Creta-beater

Here is a render that shows what the production version of the Tata H5X SUV will look like. The vehicle was shown as a concept at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo and will be launched in India next year. Tata Motors has also confirmed that most of the concept version’s design will be carried over to the production version.

The H5X will be sold with a 2 liter diesel engine sourced from Fiat. The engine, which is also used by the Jeep Compass SUV in India, will produce 140 Bhp and 320 Nm on the H5X. This engine is expected to have 2 gearbox options – a 6 speed manual and a 9 speed torque converter automatic. It’ll be a five seat vehicle.

Rivals to the H5X will include the Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur, and the new Tata SUV is likely to carry a starting price tag of around Rs. 10 lakhs.  The new SUV will use the Impact 2.0 design philosophy, which will be seen on future Tata cars including the 45X premium hatchback, which is a rival of the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. This design philosophy has already been greatly appreciated during the Auto Expo, with most people feeling that Tata has really got the new design language spot-on.

The H5X will also be the first SUV from Tata Motors to be based on the Land Rover L8 platform. This platform will be suitably modified to suit Indian market conditions in terms of cost but will retain enough to give buyers the engineering advantages that Land Rover has built into it. The platform will support another SUV – a 7 seat model that will follow the H5X into India. The 7 seat version will be launched in 2020. It’s expected to have a more powerful tune of the 5 seat model’s diesel engine, and share the same gearboxes.

News Source: Indian Autos Blog

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