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Also unveiled was 90’s cult icon, the Sierra, reborn as the Sierra EV concept
HBX micro-SUV concept unveiled
7-seater Gravitas showcased
Sierra EV concept is an ode to its namesake from the 90’s
Updated 2020 Harrier launched
The micro-SUV segment has caught the fancy of carmakers and Tata has jumped on to the bandwagon with the HBX concept. The HBX is close to production, but hasn’t deviated from much from the design of the H2X concept displayed earlier. It continues to get the new-gen Tata family grille, sleek headlamps, plastic cladding, large skid plates and a strong shoulder line. The Nexon-like coupe profile at the rear is also retained. At the rear the striking, angular taillamps stand out. Knobby tyres on the concept though aren’t expected to make their way to the production version.
The HBX is a sub compact SUV that shares its platform with the Altroz’s ALFA Arc platform. It will most likely be powered by a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine that also powers the Tiago hatchback. Tata has focussed on offering maximum interior space while keeping the dimensions inside the sub-4m footprint.
Tata Motors also showcased the much-awaited Gravitas along with an automatic variant of the Harrier. The design and styling of the Gravitas is quite similar to its sibling, the Harrier. The stand out elements for the 7-seater are split LED tail lamps and a raised roof at the back to add more headroom for an extra row of seats. The tailgate has also been re-designed for a chunkier look at the rear.
The Harrier also got an update for 2020. The SUV based on the Land Rover D8 platform called Omega Arc now gets a 6-speed automatic transmission option along with a new-generation 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine that makes 170bhp. An added feature is the panoramic sunroof. The 2020 iteration has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 13.69 Lakh for the manual and Rs 16.25 Lakh for the 6-speed automatic.
Tata motors also showcased a Hexa Safari addition that gets some new trims and features. The seven-seater SUV, which will be replaced by the all-new Gravitas, now gets a BS6-compliant version of the
Tata motors also showcased a Hexa Safari addition that gets some new trims and features. The seven-seater SUV, which will be replaced by the all-new Gravitas, now gets a BS6-compliant version of the existing 2.2-litre, four-cylinder ‘Varicor’ turbo-diesel engine and 4x4. Cosmetic additions are limited to new badges on the outside and a beige-and-black dual-tone theme on the inside.