- Based on the same ALFA platform as the Altroz.
- Expected to arrive in India next year.
After the Harrier and Altroz – which were formerly called the H5X and 45X respectively – Tata Motors has taken the wraps off the new H2X Concept. Revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the H2X previews a micro-SUV that will sit below the Nexon and is rumoured to be called the Hornbill. The H2X Concept has futuristic and sports unique design elements which sets it apart from the new crop of Tatas.
Based on the same ALFA platform as the Altroz, the H2X is said to have a 50mm smaller wheelbase. The nose is akin to the Harrier with sleek LEDs on top and tri-arrow design where the headlamps will be placed. The imposing bumpers hint at aggressive body cladding on the production model while the overly futuristic wheels will surely be toned down a few notches.
The squared-off D-pillar is very European and very upright, thereby lending it a tall-boy stance. Contrary to the rounded design of the Nexon, the H2X has a very SUV-like stance. The sharp LED taillight panel at the rear might be carried forward in the production spec model. No cabin details are available at the moment, but we expect them to be carried over from the Altroz. Under the skin, the ALFA platform will allow Tata to plonk the new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron petrol and the 1.05-litre, three-cylinder, Revotorq diesel engine in the production-spec H2X.
When it arrives next year, the H2X will enter into the newly formed micro SUV segment and will rival against the likes of Ford Freestyle, Mahindra KUV100 and the upcoming Future S Concept based product from Maruti Suzuki. The production-ready model is expected to be showcased next year at the Auto Expo in Delhi before hitting the streets in mid-2020.