Tata Motors has removed the cover from the new micro SUV concept – the Tata H2X concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Tata H2X was previously known as the Tata Hornbill will be placed below the Tata Nexon in the brand’s line up. The concept is based on the AFLA modular platform that was seen on the Tata 45X concept while the scalable architecture is borrowed from the Tata Altroz, which has also made its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The scalable nature of architecture can even accommodate an electric or hybrid powertrain. The Tata Altroz hatchback and the Altroz electric are based on the Agile Light Flexible Advanced platform along with the H2X concept.
The Tata H2X concept sports a sharp and modern look with a tight design altogether giving it a dense appearance. At the front end the H2X concept comes with a sleek headlamp cluster with LED daytime running lights and fog lamps. The H2X concept form is seen with teal colored wheels on the side profile. The rear end gets the massive bumper with silver insert, drop shaped tail lamps and 3D reflectors.
The interior of production version of the H2X concept will come loaded with a host of features including the sporty dashboard with semi digital instrument console, a touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a high end audio setup. The Tata H2X concept will share its engine specifications with the Tata Tigor, which means it will be powered by the 1.2 litre petrol motor or the 1.05 litre diesel motor. Transmission options on both the powertrain include a 5 speed manual and an AMT gearbox.
The H2X will compete on the likes of the similar sized models like the upcoming Suzuki Future S concept, which was unveiled at the 2018 Auto Show, the Mahindra KUV100, Maruti Ignis, the Ford Freestyle and the Hyundai Styx [Carlino], which is currently being tested on the road. The production form of the Tata H2X concept SUV is likely to be priced slightly above the Tata Tigor.