IAB reader Manjunath Venky has shared a new spy shot of the Tata 45X on IAB's Facebook page. Last week, spy shots from Team-BHP forum member soumobakshi gave a glimpse of the car's interior.
The Tata 45X (Tata X451 or Tata Aquilla) features a dash-top touchscreen infotainment system that will likely offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The cabin is entirely in black, but a two-tone scheme can be expected in the range-topping XZ grade. While the Tata Harrier features a semi-digital instrument cluster, the Tata 45X uses analogue gauges to keep the costs in check.
Exterior highlights of the new hatchback will likely include sleek headlamps and tail lamps, pillar-mounted rear door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels and power-folding mirrors. The 45X, introduced as a dramatic concept at Auto Expo 2018, is the first model Tata Motors is developing on the basis of the Advanced Modular Platform or 'AlphaARC'. Reports suggest that the hatchback will debut a new 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a mild-hybrid system and eventually a dual-clutch automatic transmission. A 1.5-litre diesel engine and manual transmission options will come at the launch.
The Tata 45X will replace the 2014 Tata Bolt, which has failed to give any competition to segment-leading models Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20. Prices could start at around INR 5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with the launch said to take place next August.
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