Tata Aquila 45X will be launched later this year and it will compete against Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20
Tata Motors has been on a roll with their new products since the launch of the Tiago. Almost all their newer products have been exceptional and their next launch – Tata Harrier has been the biggest talk of the town. Tata Motors will enter the premium hatchback segment after the launch of the Harrier with the production version of the 45X. The brand showcased the 45X at the Auto Expo 2018 and has been testing the car ever since.
After a few pictures of the heavily camouflaged exterior of the Tata 45X, here is the first picture of the car’s console. The console of the 45X is quite inspired by the console of the Tata Harrier. It gets a digital-analogue speedometer console that gets a similar 7-inch coloured TFT screen alongside the analogue speedometer.
The screen can be customised but the position of the digital tachometer cannot be changed. However, in the future, Tata may update the system to offer such capabilities. For now, the information window can display various information and the turn-by-turn navigation directions show up on the screen. Even other information like the current song also shows up on the display.
Tata will offer a floating-type infotainment screen just like the Nexon and the Harrier. The infotainment screen will get capabilities like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and play audio through a similar 8-speaker set-up seen in the Nexon. It will also offer a 4-airbag or 6-airbag system.
The 45X will likely draw power from a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine that is also offered with the Nexon. And it will also get drive modes that will change the power output of the car based on the preference.
The Nexon will also get the value-for-money price tag that all other Tata cars are popular for. At a later stage, Tata may also offer a JTP version and launch a premium sedan based on the 45X that will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City in the Indian market.