Tata Motors, the Indian Autocar Maker had been secretly developing two new platforms for its upcoming products. The platforms that were developed behind closed doors have been codenamed Alpha and Omega respectively. The concept hatchback 45X showcased at Auto Expo 2018 is based on this platform. This premium hatchback will lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the refreshed Hyundai Elite i20.
Tata plans to use the new Alpha platform for Tata cars ranging from the entry-level segment to mid-size sedans and SUVs. As confirmed by Tata’s lead designer, Pratap Bose, the automaker has AMP for all future small and mid-size cars ranging from 3.8 meters to 4.4 meters. The Q platform will underpin larger cars ranging from 4.5 meters to 4.8 meters. The two new platforms will cover every segment that the Indian four-wheeler industry has to offer. He further affirmed that 45X is the first in the line of new offerings from the 45 Series.
Right next to TATA Motors new concept hatchback 45X, an outline of three products with different body styles was on display. The Outlines shed light on the Future offerings and design from the TATA factory. One of the outlines that looked like a coupe gave glimpses of a future sedan based on the new platform.
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The new sedan will emulate Tata’s new Impact 2.0 design language. The makeover will borrow from the present design themes but will inspire intense modern styling. If the design of H5X and the 45X are taken into account, it would be fair to say TATA plans to raise the bar for its own existing line of products as well as its competitors. The sedan could be powered by newly launched Nexon’s turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. The two pedal fighter will boast of 110PS of maximum power coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. On its Indian road debut, the two pedal fighter from the TATA family will lock horns with the likes of Volkswagen Vento and Honda City.