Tata Motors has taken the big leap towards the completion of its transformation journey from a rickety Indian car maker to a global manufacturer. With two new platforms unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018, Tata Motors has also looked to woo the enthusiasts with a sportier hatch.
First up is the star of the show, the 45X concept. To be a premium hatchback rivalling the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the 45X gets a radical design with modern touches and of course the Tata smiley face. This is built on the Alpha Arch platform, the one which we know as the AMP platform to.
Next up is the Tata H5 concept. Built on the Indian-version of the Land Rover Freelander platform - Omega Arch, the H5 will be the entry-level offering, with bigger SUVs to come in future. The H5 is slated to be a Jeep Compass-rival and Tata Motors will also build another seven-seater SUV on the same platform in future.
The Tiago Sport caters to the enthusiasts and comes with a tuned up engine and spruced up suspension setup, developed in collaboration with J Anand, the celebrated rallyist and tuner. The 1.05-litre petrol engine no pumps out close to 110bhp of power, pushing the Tiago straight into the Indian hot-hatch fray.
This is also the debut of the Tamo Racemo, the two-seater sportscar that had taken the world with a surprise in Geneva last year. Powered by the specced-up version of the 1.2-litre Revotron engine, the Racemo gives us an insight into the future Tata cars.