Home-grown automaker Tata Motors is planning to enter the premium hatchback segment, for which they are developing a vehicle. Code-named ‘X451’, it will be based on the company’s new Advanced Modular Platform (AMP). It is reported to enter production by 2019 and is expected to come good!
After the success of the Tiago, the company has had a good 2017, with their MPV, the Hexa doing well and their compact sedan, the Tigor holding its own against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The company will officially launch its much awaited compact SUV, the Nexon in a couple of days-time and has planned to bring two new models next year. With a track record as impressive as this, expect the X451 to also cause a stir in the market.
Tata’s X451 is in the process of being designed and developed for our market as well as for exports. Engines could come in the form of n 1.2-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel ones. Features may include LED DRL’s and tail-lamps, a 7-inch touchscreen system, ABS with EBD, Airbags and so-on.
Expect the car to be priced at around Rs.6-10 lakhs, which could be a very affordable buy. It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz. It may look likely that the car will carry forward Tata’s hopes of a good product offering.
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