Tata Motors likely to introduce a Pure-Electric version of the upcoming H2X Micro-SUV (Hornbill) late next year with 230 km range
Tata Motors showcased H2X Micro-SUV Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year and its production version is likely to be introduced early next year as Hornbill rivalling Maruti Ignis and KUV100. Initially, the Micro-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.
Hornbill Micro-Suv will be based on the modular platform, which supports both ICE and electric powertrain. Also, the upcoming Altroz premium hatchback will be available in both these options. According to some media reports, the upcoming micro-SUV from Tata might come with the same EV powertrain from the upcoming Altroz EV and it might offer good performance with a range of around 230 km.
The EV model of H2X aka Hornbill 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 setup in which LED DRL on top and headlamps will be positioned below in bumper. The fog lamps will be placed at the bottom.
The Hornbill might come with 16 inch alloy wheels with tallboy design. 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 and Harrier.
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. It will likely be badged as Hornbill and launch is expected in early 2020 after its debut at Auto Expo.