Tata Hornbill – A micro SUV to Go Against Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV 100

Tata Hornbill A Micro SUv can have a funky design language and will help urban motorist flaunt some fashion and be nimble at the same time

During the month of February, Tata had released an introductory video of the H5X Concept and the 45X Concept. This video could have also previewed some more new models which will be launched in the future. One of the models which were also previewed was the Tata Hornbill which is codenamed as the Tata X445. This will be a micro SUV to be launched from Tata’s stable.

Aesthetically, the Tata Hornbill is expected to be designed to compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. This upcoming micro-SUV will come with an upper grille, C-shaped bumper with aggressive design, sleek headlamp unit and a high set hood. Moving towards the side profile, the Hornbill will get muscular fenders both at the front, the claddings over the fenders get a trapezoidal shape and to give this micro SUV a sporty look it gets a floating roofline.

The Tata Hornbill will be based on the Advanced Modular Platform, which will be debuted with the Tata X451 hatchback. Powering this micro-SUV will most likely be 1.2 litre naturally aspirated, BS-VI petrol motor. This mill could be matted with a five-speed manual transmission and it could also get the five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) as an option.

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Speaking about a diesel option, the production cost for diesel mill compiling with the BS VI norms is higher. Hence this micro SUV will most likely not come with a diesel motor. Initially, Tata Motors was going to launch the Hornbill in 2022, but with the modern trend and growth potential for the compact SUV segment, the Indian car manufacturer has planned to launch them earlier.

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Along with this, there were many other models which were included in the video. Each of this models showcased fall into different segments. It also includes some segments in which Tata did not achieve much success in the past. The production versions of these will be launched in the coming five years.

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