Tata Motors plans to launch a Hyundai Creta rival in the form of an SUV codenamed Blackbird/H4. Initially, it was reported that Tata and Chery partnership will churn out this SUV and it will be nothing but a rebadged Chery Tiggo 5x, but new reports suggest otherwise. Based on the latest information, IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania has produced a rendering to showcase how the H4 might look like.
The Tata H4 will borrow the Chery Tiggo 5x's platform, but it will have an individual design. The relationship between these models could be similar to that of the SsangYong Tivoli and the Mahindra XUV300. At the front, the Tata model will carry a split light setup inspired by that of the Tata Harrier. The shape of the radiator grille is also similar to that of the Tata Harrier, but the mesh design is similar to that of the donor vehicle. The front-fascia also looks imposing thanks to the skid plates and high-set bonnet which gives it a much Harrier-like bold stance.
On the sides, the Tata H4 sports the same machine-finished alloy wheels as the Chery Tiggo 5x. It also uses black cladding on the lower body-base line with the chrome slat bars treatment from the donor model. Its overall length will not be longer than 4.2m to 4.3m, and hence it will be almost of the same size as that of its rival Hyundai Creta which is 4.27m long.
The Tata H4 may share the 1.2L turbocharged petrol and 1.5L turbocharged diesel engines with the Tata Nexon. It may even be offered with mild-hybrid tech for lower fuel consumption.
The Tata H4 will fill up the gap between the Tata Nexon and the Tata Harrier. It is expected to go on sale by 2021.