Several New Spyshots Tata H5X Prototype suggests new drive train could be under testing which include DCT gearbox that could debut with this SUV
Tata showcased its H5X concept SUV at the Auto Expo 2018 and not so surprisingly it was a stunner. The design language was a leap ahead of the previous Tata’s with surplus inputs from its JLR siblings. Lastly, when Tata announced that the H5X will be launched soon, it did create quite a stir. Tata H5X spy pictures does reveal quite a lot this time. Tata last time claimed it tested the Hexa for 8.0 lakh kilometers, will it do the same with the H5X for complete peace of mind?
A testimony to Tata’s claims is the spy shots that we came across recently. We do have another article which covers all the details of this car but for now, let’s dive straight into the spy shots.
The spy shots reveal how the production-spec Tata H5X will look like. Just like the Nexon, the H5X too will be very similar to the concept car and will be bestowed with Tata’s Impact 2.0 design. Easily visible are the 19-inch wheels, which unlike the 22-inch wheels on the concept, are smaller and leave more gap between wheel arches. Although the car was spied with dummy headlights, the production version is likely to get the LED headlights as seen on the concept car. Also, a feature that will make its way to the production version is the ‘humanity line’, as Tata calls it, which connects the headlights, the grille and the fog lamp surrounds.
Interestingly, the interiors of the prototype will offer dual tone in colour and the dashboard features a duo-layer design. The car is likely to come equipped with a touchscreen-enabled infotainment system and buttons for memory function for front seats as well as a new chunky steering wheel.
Although the Tata H5X will be made available in two variants which include a seven-seat variant too, this car was the smaller, five-seater version. Looking at the rear seats, its clear that space on the inside won’t be a problem at all. What is missing though is the inclusion of a rear AC vent which is a common sight in most cars of this segment?The Tata H5X is based on the Land Rovers Discovery platform and will carry an identical floor plan and an all-independent suspension setup. To keep the costs low, Tata has swapped some of the aluminium parts with steel ones. Surprisingly according to insiders, the SUV still weighs less than 1700 kgs, which is no doubt a feat.
As we stated earlier, the Tata H5X will use the Fiat sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Compass too. However, the power output will differ with the 5-seat variant putting out 140 hps while the 7-seat version making around 170 hp. Tata is likely to equip the car with a homemade dual clutch gearbox. With an expected launch in the start of 2019 and a competitive price tag, the H5X could be a chart topper with very less doubt.