Tata Motors likely to introduce an EV version of the production version of H2X (Hornbill) late next year with 230 km range
Tata Motors showcased H2X Compact SUV at the Geneva Motor Show last month. The production version of H2X is likely to be introduced next year. Initially, the compact SUV is expected to be powered by 1.2 L petrol engine from Tiago and the company might not offer diesel engine due to the upcoming BS-6 norms.
The Hornbill is based on the modular platform, which supports both ICE and electric powertrain. The Altroz showcased at the Geneva Motor Show will be available in both these engine options. The H2X might come with the same EV powertrain the Altroz and it might offer good performance with a range of around 230 km.
The EV model of H2X is likely to come with fast charging options along with connected car features as customers will be able to see the range and control various functions like AC, power windows and lights from the smartphone application. Like most of the modern cars, it might offer internet connectivity also.
The design theme of the H2X production model will be similar to the concept version as the muscular theme will make it more popular among customers. The front will get projector headlamps set up in which LED DRL on top and actual headlamps will be positioned below. The fog lamps will be placed at the bottom.
The H2X (Hornbill) might come with 16 in alloy wheels and the roof will be taller, which will give the impression of a big car. The rear gets LED tail lamps and a new bumper. Tata Motors is expected to offer dual-tone colour options as it is more popular among customers. The interior design theme will take inspirations from Nexon.
The touch screen infotainment system will be placed on top of the dashboard and it will get connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The instrument cluster is similar to Harrier as most of the information will be displayed on the digital screen while speedometer will be analogue.