Tata X451 Rendered – Sports Nexon Inspired Looks

Tata X451 Premium Hatch Rendering

Tata X451 rendered; will take on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20

Tata Motors is leaning toward the premium segment. In an attempt to do so, the auto manufacturer is developing a premium hatchback. The hatchback is codenamed as Tata X451, and it will begin testing later this year. Once launched, the premium hatch will take on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo etc. The premium hatchback is the new niche in India which is becoming vehemently popular day by day.

We already have premium hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20 in India. The Tata premium hatchback will come taking design cues from the Tata Nexon. The Nexon was showcased in its production spec guise at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. Like the Tata Nexon, the premium hatchback will also come designed with the collaboration of three design centers of the automaker.

Tata Nexon Compact SUV-5

Also read: Tata X451 Premium Hatchback to Rival Maruti Baleno, Elite i20

The Tata premium hatchback will be available in both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine would be an unit from all aluminium Revotron family. Incidentally, the Tata Tiago and the upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan get the Revotron engine. The X451 will get a bit larger engine than the Tiago and Kite 5. On the other hand the diesel variant of the premium hatch will get share the engine with Tata Nexon.

The petrol variant of X451 would be equipped with an automatic or AMT gearbox. While the diesel variant would get a 6 speed manual transmission and kick out 110 PS of peak power. The premium hatch will be based on the Advanced Modular Platform or AMP.

Tata Nexon Compact SUV-3

Also read: Tata Nexon SUV (Sub-4M) – All You Need to Know

Incidentally Tata Motors plans to launch a mid size sedan, which will share the same platform. Once launched, the mid size sedan will sit on par with the upmarket sedans like Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento.

Tata Motors has been taking an aggressive expansion strategy in recent times. The automaker already launched the Tiago hatchback in the country, which comes with new design.

Tata Nexon Compact SUV-2

Also read: Tata Nexon Walkaround Video from 2016 Delhi Auto Expo

Up next are the Tiago based Kite 5 compact sedan, Tata Hexa, Tata Nexon compact SUV. All these three cars are ready for launch. Therefore we can expect the X451 premium hatchback to launch sometime around mid 2017.

Source: IAB