The 2019 Geneva Motor Show being held from 7-17 March 2019 will have four new cars from Tata Motors. This is the 21st Geneva Motor Show wherein Tata Motors will be in attendance and hence a wide array of products will be showcased. Tata Motors plans five cars for display, and among these, four models will be making their global debut.
Each of these upcoming models which include the Tata Vision Hornbill micro-SUV concept, H7X near production ready concept, 45X hatchback in production form (Tata Altroz) and 45X EV.
Tata Hornbill micro-SUV concept has been spied on test on a number of occasions in India. It is based on Tata Motors Alfa Modular Platform. This micro SUV will be the company’s smallest offering in the SUV segment, positioned below the Nexon.
It will boast of the Tata Impact 2.0 design language and will compete with the Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Ignis once launched in India. Engine specifications could include a 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder, Revotron petrol engine. There is no diesel engine detailed as on date since new BS VI emission norms would make its production expensive.
The 7 seater version of Tata Harrier, called the Tata H7X Concept as on date, will also be in attendance at 2019 Geneva Motor Show. H7X is being actively tested in India. This 7 seater SUV will be launching in India later this year and will be positioned above Tata Harrier and Hexa. Positioned on a platform borrowed from Land Rover, the H7X will also get 62mm longer rear overhangs as compared to the Harrier so as to include third row seats. Engine specifications could include the same Kryotec 2.0 diesel engine seen powering the Tata Harrier but tweaked for added power figures.
Tata 45X hatchback, which is christened as Altroz, is based on the Advanced Modular Platform with the brands 2.0 design philosophy. Tata Altroz is also actively being tested. It is seen with large headlamps, distinctive front grille, heavily raked C Pillar and tailgate design being among some of those features noted. It will compete with Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz.
There is also the Tata Altroz EV which will be displayed at Geneva. This all electric offering will get an electric powertrain seen on the E-Vision sedan concept showcased last year. The fifth offering from Tata Motors will be the Tata Harrier, which is expected to be launched in European markets. Geneva Motor Show would be a likely platform where the company can gauge viewer’s interests.