The image has been taken from a Tata video that was made for its concept models.
We had brought to you recently about Tata’s decision to prepone the launch of its Hornbill micro-SUV (codenamed X445). Why the name Hornbill? Because Tata has a new convention of naming its cars after bird. Also, Hornbill is a small bird, just like what the new crossover will be. Now, a possible render of the said crossover has been caught hold of and it looks good.
The Tata Hornbill does look quite attractive as it follows Tata’s Impact 2.0 design philosophy. It was going to be a micro-crossover and it seems to be very true so far. There are sleek looking headlights above the front bumpers that have c-shaped ends. The Hornbill has a taller stance compared to an average hatchback but doesn’t look too boxy. There are curves and creases where it’s needed and that helps in making it look good.
The Tata Hornbill will be based on the company’s new modular platform that will also underpin the Tata X452 sedan and the X451 hatchback. Engine details are scarce but we expect the Hornbill to get a 1.2-litre motor with an option for an automated manual transmission (AMT) since its competition, the Maruti Ignis gets one.
The micro-SUV segment in India is set to become fiercer as Hyundai will also introduce one such vehicle in the year 2021-22. Tata has been seeing a change of fortunes with its new strategy and the future looks good for the company as well as the Indian buyers.
Tata Hornbill Design
– The supposed design of the Tata Hornbill has been caught hold of
– It will follow Tata’s Impact 2.0 design philosophy
– Launch is expected in the year 2021