Tata Hornbill might be launched in India on August 4
Tata Motors has announced that it will launch a new product in India on August 4, as part of its 'New Forever' range. It is expected to be the Hornbill micro-SUV (aka HBX). As for the highlights, the four-wheeler will have an off-road-friendly look and a spacious cabin with many features. It might run on a 1.2-liter petrol engine. Here are more details.
The Tata Hornbill will be based on the ALFA platform and shall have a muscular hood, a glossy black grille, a split headlamp setup, and a front bumper with a faux skid plate. It will be flanked by indicator-mounted ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, flared wheel arches, and designer alloy wheels. Wrap-around taillights with a tri-arrow LED brake light will grace the car's rear section.
The Tata Hornbill is likely to draw power from a BS6-compliant 1.2-liter petrol engine that generates 85hp/113Nm. Transmission duties should be handled by a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. A 1.2-liter turbocharged motor might be offered as well.
Tata Hornbill will have a blacked-out cabin, featuring contoured seats with contrast stitching, an engine start-stop button, rectangular AC vents, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with mounted controls. Passengers' safety should be ensured by multiple airbags and parking sensors. It will pack a semi-digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment console with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and iRA connected car technology.