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Old 17th March 2021, 08:58   #361
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Tata HBX spotted testing on highway, caught on video by Overdrive

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Old 18th March 2021, 10:39   #362
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Tata HBX spotted testing on highway, caught on video by Overdrive
This looks very promising. The size of the car is also appears good and does not look like very small. Eagerly waiting to see it unwrapped.. The from is more like a mini Harrier. The back is appearing roundish. not sure if its the design or part of camouflage.
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I spotted one near pune. Managed to click quick interior shots. Seems like mid varient. The car had soft touch plastic on the door pad.

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I spotted one near pune. Managed to click quick interior shots. Seems like mid varient. The car had soft touch plastic on the door pad.
The central ICE screen keeps getting smaller with Tatas , while the Korean competition adds 'premium' with 10 inch touchscreens.
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I spotted one near pune. Managed to click quick interior shots. Seems like mid varient.
The rear leg room seems generous for a car of this length. Rear seats are similar to altroz: flat ones. Wonder what's the boot size gonna be. If it's close to 300L, it will be great.
If it's offered with same engine options as the altroz(petrol and diesel), which I guess it's gonna be, and if they price is just below the altroz, this will eat into swift's sales. Any idea when this will ever see light?

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I spotted one near pune. Managed to click quick interior shots. Seems like mid variant.
Nice catch. The production ready mules are seen very often on the NH48 bypass. But I never managed to find one stationary. Thanks for the pics!

Its hard to gauge but the cabin seems like a bit of a mix and match of components. Typically the mules seen around Pune are the top of the line ones.
  1. The LHS stalk seems to have outer rotary controller for rear wash+wipe. A feature most definitely always on top trims in budget cars.
  2. There seems to be a request sensor button on the driver side door handle. The contours are visible through the camo-wrap.
  3. Steering wheel seems to have functional multi-function button sets on both LHS and RHS spoke. Typically that is only on the top trims of Tata cars.
  4. All power windows & electric ORVMs, but no day-night IRVM by the looks of it.
  5. Smaller head unit screen than the standard Altroz/Nexon floating one. So seems to be 2nd from top or something like that.
  6. No Auto-climate control.
  7. Parcel shelf together with lift-threads in the hatch. Typical to higher trims.
  8. Did the car you saw, have alloy wheels OR rear wash + wipe?
The state of the rubber beading around the hatch door near the C-Pillar is really scary. I hope its just the result of abuse of the test mule !
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The car had soft touch plastic on the door pad.
I guess that might not be true. Must be wrap done to hide the real texture and design elements. The last Tata car with soft touch plastics on this side of 10 lakh rupees was a limited run Indica Vista Refresh with "Drivetech4" badges on the boot. I had one of those.
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If it's offered with same engine options as the altroz(petrol and diesel), which I guess it's gonna be, and if they price is just below the altroz, this will eat into swift's sales. Any idea when this will ever see light?
I wonder if it will be launched in Diesel. I feel it won't be. Especially given the rather disappointingly low sales numbers of the Altroz diesel, I think the input cost may not be worth it. Just petrol will do for the HBX. Those who want the diesel, have to go for Nexon. Anyway with a BS6 diesel engine - the HBX cost will be rather high.

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The central ICE screen keeps getting smaller with Tatas , while the Korean competition adds 'premium' with 10 inch touchscreens.
I think in this case, this particular car could be an entry level or mid level car and is merely used to reflect the data of the music controls seen in between the vents and AC knobs.
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The central ICE screen keeps getting smaller with Tatas , while the Korean competition adds 'premium' with 10 inch touchscreens.
This is not the top variant. HU is similar to the one quipped with Altroz XM.
XT & XZ should come equipped with 7 inch HU.
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The seating seems to be too low. I find it weird, maybe the driver has a long torso. What is the box above the MID? I have encircled it in red. If it is a permanent fixture then it is bound to obstruct the view.
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The seating seems to be too low. I find it weird, maybe the driver has a long torso. What is the box above the MID? I have encircled it in red. If it is a permanent fixture then it is bound to obstruct the view.
Fake plastic inserts inside the vinyl wraps. This is standard insert all over the inside as well as outside of the cars during test phases. This helps hide the real shape & design of the finished product. Its nothing else.
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I spotted one near pune. Managed to click quick interior shots. Seems like mid varient. The car had soft touch plastic on the door pad.
Hey "Tushkey" your photos are creating quite a buzz over internet. I googled 'Tata Hornbill' and see what I got. All media houses are showing the interior images clicked by you.
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So many spotting of test mules.. is there any lead/inside news on when this is going to be launched and possible price range?
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Hey "Tushkey" your photos are creating quite a buzz over internet. I googled 'Tata Hornbill' and see what I got. All media houses are showing the interior images clicked by you.
Thanks. When i saw the car parked outside the cafe on the highway, i also decided to have coffee at the same cafe even if i was not in the need of coffee. And quickly clicked the photos in front of the drivers.
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The central ICE screen keeps getting smaller with Tatas , while the Korean competition adds 'premium' with 10 inch touchscreens.
Wondering which Korean car in 'this' price range comes with a 10inch MID.
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More spy shots of the Micro SUV!

- the rear door handles are placed next to the window.

- HBX will come with a spoiler with the high-mount stop lamp housed on the spoiler.

- Gets black steel wheel caps in lower variants

- HBX will not be getting a blind-spot front quarter glass

- The rear glass can also be seen sunk inside the frame of the car

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