The last few months have been quite lucky for Tata Motors. November 2020 witnesses a sale of 23,600 units. However, last year the sale was just for 10,400 units. This means that there has been a growth of 108% this year. Tata is the third-largest car manufacturer in India. The first and second position holders are Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India. At present, Tata Motors is aiming at achieving the mark of 40,000 monthly sales. It is trying its best to overtake the second spot of Hyundai.
The home-grown carmaker is putting at stake its two new SUVs – HBX mini-SUV and Gravitas 6/7-seater. These two models will be rolled out in the year 2021. For those who do not know yet, the Tata Gravitas is bigger than the Harrier and shares its platform, engine setup, and features. The wheelbase of 2741mm is exactly the same as Harrier. Gravitas is 63mm and 80mm longer and taller as compared to Harrier.
The stepped roof and longer rear overhang make room for a three-row seat arrangement. The grey trim door pads and ivory seat upholstery make the vehicle highly attractive. It will flaunt some cool features like an 8.8-inch floating infotainment system with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto Connectivity, auto-hold function, electronic brake, a 3-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, adjustable driver’s seat, climate control system, and much more.
The Tata Gravitas will be sharing the powertrain with its sibling, Harrier. It will come equipped with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder diesel engine as well as a 6-speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options. The oil burner will be capable of churning out a power of 168bhp and 350Nm.
The micro-SUV, Tata HBX will be rivalling with Maruti Suzuki S-Presso as well as the upcoming mini-SUV of Hyundai. According to the latest spy pictures of the test mule, we can concur that the front-end of the Tata HBX will be similar to the Harrier, having split headlamps with LED DRLs, a dual-tone bumper, and a humanity line grille. There will be a dual-tone alloy wheel offered with the higher trims.
The interior of the Tata HBX micro-SUV will retain all the features which have been portrayed in the concept. There will be a 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel as well as a floating infotainment unit with AC vents. The lower trims will be fitted with black fabric seats, and premium variants will get leather upholstery.
Tata SUV can get two engine options – 1.2L turbo and 1.2L petrol. The top-spec variants will be equipped with the 1.2 L turbo engine. Transmission choices include a 5-speed AMT unit and a 5-speed manual unit.
Tata HBX SUV will be the second Tata vehicle to be underpinning the Alfa platform. The production model will most likely be attributed to the name of Tata Timero. It is also popular by the name of Tata Hornbill. The entry-level variant of this model will cost around Rs 5 lakhs.