At the 2018 Auto Expo, Tata Motors had gained a considerable number of eye balls with its humongous arena and interesting concepts which it had displayed. It was during the 2018 event, that it had showcased the concept version of the Harrier and Altroz (H5X and 45X concepts respectively). Of this, Harrier has already been launched in Jan 2019, while Altroz will be launched this month.
Now, next month again, Tata intends to showcase multiple products and concepts and let the world know what it has in store for next 2 years or so! This year’s highlight at Tata’s stall will be the production-ready micro SUV which would be based on the H2X concept, Gravitas 7 seater SUV, Harrier BS6 with sunroof and 18 inch alloys, new Tiago, new Tigor, Altroz JTP, Nexon JTP, etc. A total of 14 commercial and 12 passenger vehicles will be on display.
Tata had showcased the H2X concept last year at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This new entry-level offering will be the smallest SUV in Tata’s portfolio and will be placed under the Nexon. Major competitors for the micro SUV will be products like Maruti S-Presso and Mahindra KUV100.
Apart from taking wraps off from the production-spec model, Tata might also give out details of the product. As per market speculation, the SUV will be powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated BS6 petrol motor which will also be available on the Altroz and Tiago. Additionally, we expect Tata to reveal the production-spec name of the car, during the unveiling. It is expected to be called Hornbill.
Other interesting display at Tata’s Arena would be the Gravitas SUV which is basically the 7-seat version of the Harrier. The Gravitas will most probably share the dais with the updated Harrier BS6 which will come along with an automatic transmission, 18 inch alloys and a panoramic sunroof.
Tata will also launch the much awaited facelifted Nexon along with refreshed versions of Tigor and Tiago. Tata would also certainly bring its electric line-up along which now has expanded thanks to the newcomers like Nexon EV and Altroz EV.
The launches mentioned above shall help Tata to bounce back in coming months. Even though Tata has been updating its lineup regularly with new products, the interest levels haven’t converted to sales of equal volume. Launch of the Gravitas, Altroz and the H2X (launch is expected in H2 2020) shall help Tata Motors with some additional volumes and keep its position as the fourth largest car manufacturer safe in the country.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted to announce the theme for our pavilion at the Auto Expo 2020 – Connected India: Responsible and Sustainable Mobility Solutions. This theme will bring alive our future focus on CESS, which is – Connected, Electric, Shared and Safe. The future of efficient, green, sustainable mobility solutions needs to translate into reality. As a responsible corporate, we are doing every bit to contribute to this agenda and are gearing up to bring a new generation of products faster to market. We are excited to unveil our extensive range of future portfolio at the Auto Expo 2020 which are not only BSVI ready, but are designed and developed to truly enhance the value proposition for our aspiring customers.”