New Tata car to rival Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno – Launch by Diwali 2019
Tata Motors’ 45X premium hatchback is slated for a late 2019 launch. It is part of the new plan announced by the company.
Yet in early stages of test, the Tata 45X premium hatchback made global debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. It is expected to launch sometime later next year, just ahead of the festive season.
The new Tata car is exclusively being readied to rival the likes of Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20. These two cars alone, manage to register sales in the region of 25,000 units every month. Tata aims to launch a car which will not only be better than these two in performance and features, but also in space.
New Tata car’s exteriors boast of a futuristic stance with pronounced body lines, blackened A and B pillars, a rising shoulder like and a roofline sloping towards the rear along with a raked rear windscreen. The 45X also gets a slim front grille, LED head and tail lamps and flared wheel arches.
It follows the Impact 2.0 design language which will be used by Tata Motors on all its future models, including the new Tata Harrier. The hatchback 45X will be positioned on an Advanced Modular Platform (AMP).
The 45X will share some interiors with the Nexon. It will get an in-dash Harmon infotainment system with reverse camera and navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, dual airbags and ABS.
Speaking about engine options, expect the 45X to be powered by the same petrol and diesel engine options which we have seen on board the Nexon. These are 1.2 liter petrol Revotron and and 1.5 liter diesel Revotorq mills. Petrol engine is rated at 110 PS / 170 Nm while diesel engine is rated at 110 PS / 260 Nm.
Transmission options on offer are manual as well as automatic AMT. More details will be revealed once the car is launched next year. Have a look at the concept 45X in images below.