The Indian automaker has already confirmed that the production version of the HBX will retain around 90 per cent of its styling elements from the concept.
As seen in the pictures, the test mule appears to be a lower-spec variant. It features a small freestanding music system with controls positioned lower on the centre console. The dashboard is camouflaged though, we get to see few additional details like squarish AC vents, black-coloured inserts behind the gear lever, flat-bottom 3-spoke steering wheel, piano-black finish on the door handles, all four power windows, A-pillar tweeters and more.
The Tata HBX will sport a split-style headlamp with LED DRLs and the brand’s new signature tri-arrow design mesh grille. It is expected to get electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated side indicators, circular fog lamps, alloy wheels, roof rails, roof-integrated spoiler, raked rear windscreen, and more.
Also, the company has already trademarked the name ‘Timero’ in India, which could be the official name of the production-spec HBX. The Indian automaker has already confirmed that the production version of the HBX will retain around 90 per cent of its styling elements from the concept. When launched, it will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and the Renault Kwid.
The all-new HBX will be based on the H2X concept that was showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It will be the second model to be built on the ALFA platform and will employ the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy. It will be positioned below the Nexon subcompact SUV in Tata’s product line-up for the Indian market. Mechanically, we expect the HBX to come with the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine which also powers the Altorz premium hatchback. The petrol mill is tuned to make 85 bhp and 113 Nm of power figures, while mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. We expect the SUV to get an AMT version later.