As Tata Motors is gearing up to launch several exciting models in near future, the 45X premium hatchback is going to be one of the important one among them. Earlier this month, the concept of Tata X45 was showcased at 2018 Auto Expo. This car will enter the highly in demand premium hatchback segment of the Indian auto market that is ruled by Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The segment also has models like Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20 etc. No wonder, Tata 45X’s task is going to be pretty tough once it enters the segment.
The premium hatchback is expected to hit the market sometime during 2018. The premium hatchback will boast a very attractive and stylish design incorporating the homegrown automaker’s latest IMPACT 2.0 design language. It would get a stylish and glossy black front grille with the smiling pattern just like the Tiago and the Tigor. Apart from that, it would sport sharp headlamps with projector units and integrated LED daytime running lights. The car could come sporting a similar front bumper like the Tiago hatchback.
At the side profile, the Tata 45X hatchback is expected to get sporty and stylish alloy wheels, sleek and sharp character lines, body coloured door handles, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area and a nicely curved roofline. Rear profile of the car could sport LED taillights and chunky bumper along with a roof spoiler. We would learn more about the design of the car in near future, once the car starts testing on road. But one thing is sure, that it will come with a very stylish and eye-catching design reflecting premiumness.
A premium hatchback deserves upmarket treatment inside the cabin as the occupants will spend most of the time inside the cabin. The Tata 45X also would come with several attractive features and unique style inside the cabin. It would get a multi-function steering wheel, an analogue and digital display consisting instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console. It would offer a generous amount of space and comfort.
Powertrain would include both petrol and diesel engines and transmission options would include a manual and an AMT gearbox. As the car will arrive sharing some components and styling element with the Tata Nexon, the powertrain could be borrowed from the compact SUV as well. It would be priced competitively against the rivals.
Expected Launch: 2019
Expected Price: Rs. 6 lakh – Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)