Tata Motors has started the new decade with onenof the biggest bangs at the Auto Expo 2020 by launching three concepts in one go – the HBX compact SUV concept, the surprise of the Tata Sierra Concept EV and the next avatar of the Hexa, the Hexa Safari concept.
The HBX is a sub-compact SUV concept, something that would get in the league of the Mahindra KUV100 or the Renault Kwid or the new Maruti Suzuki S-presso. It gets the typical Tata styling that has now inculcated a bitnof aggression and looks catchy. It stands tall has large wheels and seats five. While the production car might not be as hefty, it sure will have the aggression as seen in previous Tata concept to reality transformations.
Tata has harked back to its roots and specifically the Sierra, onenof the first upmarket compact SUVs in India. To continue with the innovation, Tata Motors has built this concept as an electric vehicle, taking it forward from the Nexon EV. Based on the same platform, the Sierra could spawn a rugged option for the Nexon, making further inroads into the Vitara Brezza. Technical specifications are scarce and we will bring them to as Tata builds on the Sierra as the concept has received instant appreciation.
Finally, the Hexa gets a much-needed reincarnation and for it Tata has attached the legendary Safari moniker. The Hexa Safari concept will be the next Safari and it gets the signature third row window panel and short roof rails. It’s a three-row people mover and gets all the heft and go with the inevitable 2.0-litre diesel engine from the Harrier and a all-wheel drive and both manual and automatic options.
Tata Motors has also announced two new turbo-petrol engines, a refined version of the existing 1.2 Revotron and another engine with a higher displacement. These engines are BS-VI compliant and will power this big SUVs in the making.
Also at Auto Expo 2020