Inspired by the continued success of the Harrier SUV, Tata is reportedly working on introducing the 45X hatchback soon. It is confirmed that the production-spec 45X will go on floor in August 2019, and the new leaked picture reveals the production version’s front-end and few more details.
As revealed by the images, the production-spec 45X hatchback will have the same face as the concept model showcased earlier. Also, the 45X will be the company’s second vehicle, besides the Tata Harrier, to showcase its latest Impact Design 2.0 language, also called the ‘humanity line’, in which the inset grille has been stretched to meet the large headlight units resulting in a single design part.
The new leaked images also reveal the angular elements as part of the front bumper, the prominent shoulder line that starts from the front door and ends at the tail-light, the upswept window line and the four-spoke alloy wheels. For the cars which are based on the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy, Tata Motors has promised to include top wheel sizes, better wheel arches along with clean surfacing, all of which are already available in the production-spec 45X.
As spotted earlier, the interior of the production-spec 45X will likely get a largest-in-its-class touchscreen infotainment system, analogue dials, and a T-shaped centre console with AC vents under the centre screen. According to the features disclosed by Tata Motors, cars on Impact Design 2.0 will use different color combinations and high-quality materials to “enhance the perception of tactile quality.” With many accessory choices, the vehicle will also offer options for personalisation in addition to many in-cabin storage spaces.
It is presumed to have more powerful versions of the 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre diesel power engines, which presently power the Nexon car. The gearbox contains six-speed manual and also a twin-clutch gearbox in development. Rhe 45X hatchback was earlier seen testing at the Speedway race track probably for fine-tune suspension settings and dynamic traits.
When it will be launched in August 2019, it will compete with the rivals Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and Suzuki Baleno.