Tata Motors has confirmed that its next Micro SUV for Indian markets will be officially launched today under the name Punch. Earlier this week, Tata teased a short video about the HBX micro SUV, stating that the cover will be removed soon. It said, “It’s showtime! The most awaited SUV now has a name” with the HBX hashtag.
Now, in the latest teaser, Tata Motors said, ” The long-awaited true identity of HBX will be revealed tomorrow ” while confirming that the presentation will take place on August 23rd.
Tata Motors unveiled the HBX micro SUV Punch concept at last year’s Auto Expo. Punch will take over the upcoming SUVs from Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki Ignis, including. A teaser video posted by Tata Motors on their social media offers a first look at the new micro SUV. It announced that the car will have LED headlights and DRLs. The elegant LED luminaire is designed in line with the brand’s latest models such as Harrier or Safari.
Punch unveiled at Auto Expo promises a bold and powerful micro SUVThe teaser video seems to confirm that Tata will retain its design language to a large extent. The bulge under the headlight or tail light housing suggests a lot of muscular lines. The grille also looks thinner as on other siblings like the Altroz or Nexon, with a chrome line separating it from the bumper. In addition, the HBX will likely also have square wheel arches and black paint on the sides for a solid look.
This car has been seen many times on Indian roads to test its camouflage capabilities. It remains to be seen how closely Tata will stick to the original adventurous lifestyle of the previously unveiled prototype.
Little is known about the technical characteristics of the new Tata micro SUV crossover. However, it may have the same 1.2-liter gasoline engine under the hood that is also used for the Tiago, Tigor and Altroz engines. The engine can be combined with a 5-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission with transmission modes.
The Tata HBX will be based on the modular architecture of the automaker ALFA. It will be less than 4 meters in length, but it will have the same wheelbase as other Tata vehicles such as the Tigor. You can also get the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with the digital instrument cluster.