Published on : Apr 27, 2018
Indian auto giant Tata Motors unveiled their upcoming concept cars, the H5X and the 45X, which were also showcased at Geneva’s Auto Expo 2018. Tata H5X SUV is expected to hit Indian roads in early 2019, and the 45X hatchback by the second half of the same year, as reported by Mayank Pareek, President of the passenger vehicles at Tata Motors.
The new SUV will be based on Jaguar Land Rover's entry-level SUV platform, variations of which support cars like the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jaguar E-Pace and the Range Rover Evoque. Tata's version, called Omega-Arc (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture), will involve the use of cheaper materials and components to keep costs down. The Tata 45X will feature the Impact 2.0 design language that the H5X SUV also features. According to the new design language, the front will feature a humanity line that runs between the lights and under the grille, which has been on all new-age Tata cars.
Pareek also stated that Tata Motors is looking to fill in the voids in its portfolio where it does not have a product. As a result, it will be targeting segments like the premium hatchback market, mid-size and full-size sedans as well as premium SUVs for its upcoming car launches.
Over the next three years, Tata Motors will develop an entire suite of products, including sedans and other products that are currently missing from their portfolio. By 2021, they hope to cover 90 percent of the passenger car market, Pareek said.