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Old 7th October 2020, 13:43   #256
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Looks nice! If priced around 5-5.25 lakhs, it could compete with the likes of Maruti Swift. Now that Maruti doesn't sell diesels anymore, Tata has the opportunity to sell in volumes.
That is If they launch with diesel.

No doubt, it would do great sales even with just petrol.

But all the rumours point to the 1.2 NA petrol engine and maybe the 1.2 turbo petrol. In the future it may get the GDI version of the 1.2 petrol.
Rumours of diesel on the HBX has not been reported anywhere.

With the cheapest diesels now at ~8 lakhs mark (Altroz, Figo family, i10 Nios), a HBX diesel would be godsend for people who still want a cheap diesel.
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Old 26th October 2020, 13:21   #257
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Tata HBX spotted in Pune

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Old 30th October 2020, 10:59   #258
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Tata HBX spotted testing

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Old 31st October 2020, 19:27   #259
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A close friend who works with TaMo mentioned that this will be launched in March/April. The Name could be - and a big could be - "Hornet" related. The Pricing is already pretty much decided. The mules are final production versions.
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Old 31st October 2020, 21:06   #260
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I live in Pimpri-Chinchwad, a city that houses Tata Motors PCBU. I have almost become desensitised towards these Tata Hbx/Timero/Hornbill/whatever mules. I have stopped remembering since when I am just looking at the mules. Tata seem to be running their mules for so many years that it's a bit irritating to just stay cool and await the car to be available on road.
My eyes were set on Altroz earlier but then my requirement changed. Now scouting for a vehicle where my parents can ingress-egress easily. Due to walk-in seating and better GC, this car (supposed) fits my requirements very closely. Also hoping that it retains the 4* plus safety score. But, I am tempted to look at other options now, just because Tata won't launch it. I think ISRO will send a man on moon before Tata are done giving final touches to this micro-suv. But barring KUV1OO, i don't think there is any similar vehicle available in the market. So I believe Tata are just happy selling Nexons and Altrozs.
So, if anyone reading this from Tata, please launch it at least in 1H 2021. Enough procrastination!
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it's a bit irritating to just stay cool and await the car to be available on road.
I have a friend who wants a safe diesel sub 4m SUV. He was looking at nexon, but it was beyond his budget. Its been 4 months since i asked him to wait for this. He's been sitting tight ever since and is holding on to his ambassador. His RC expires 2021 June and he wants to upgrade ASAP. If this doesn't get launched any soon he might buy a venue SX D(costs 11.5L on road) . Tata is losing a lot of similar customers. Not just that, I am no longer interested in test mules. Tata is losing people who pay attention too.

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Tata seem to be running their mules for so many years that it's a bit irritating to just stay cool and await the car to be available on road. .
So, if anyone reading this from Tata, please launch it at least in 1H 2021. Enough procrastination!
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. Tata is losing people who pay attention too.
Every car from Tata evokes a similar response. Awe, expectation, mule sightings, everyone wanting it yesterday. I guess we need to understand that Tata will sell it when they deem it fit for release. No amount of lamenting is going to bring the launch any closer.

If you have an urgent need for a car then you need to pick one that's already available. Not wish for one to be launched sooner and blame a company for it. I was hoping to buy a Jimny in the 90s, picked up a Gypsy King in '97 and sold it '06. 14 years later, the Jimny is yet to come. My son is old enough to drive now.

Would you rather have a beta version like the Harrier 1.0, or wait for an well-rounded 2.0? If Tata is going to lose a customer because he's unwilling to wait, then Tata would also gain a customer who thinks he'll buy a car next year. In the overall scenario, an individual's choice doesn't matter much.

A car is a need in today's world. It's also a luxury that we already have plenty to choose from. The most ideal car, that would suit all my requirements at my price and time, does not exist.
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Old 5th November 2020, 15:08   #263
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Spied the hbx xe/xm variant today in pune. The presence of steel wheels and absence of steering controls indicates this was one of the base variant. It had a really small display inside which is similar to what you get in the rhythm pack for the altroz

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TATA Motors is yet to fix the date for the release of the CUV, likely to be further delayed.

Beyond March 2021?


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On the other hand, unlike the Tata Gravitas launch date, the firm is yet to fix the dateline for the launch of the HBX subcompact SUV, denoting that the model’s introduction is set to be delayed further.

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Could possibly be because Tata is testing the new 1.0L GDI engine that is supposed to debut with the Hornbill. Or it could be due to their strategy of launching something every 3 months to stay visible ? The Gravitas is further along in development so it will come after the Turbo Altroz and possibly the DCT Altroz and Nexon.
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Could possibly be because Tata is testing the new 1.0L GDI engine that is supposed to debut with the Hornbill. Or it could be
It could be due to Hornbill sharing manufacturing set-up of Altroz and with good current demand of Altroz, Hornbill would not be feasible in large numbers unless cycle time is substantially is reduced by adding additional equipment in the line!

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In a recent supplier meeting, TML management confirmed the launch of Gravitas in January'21, followed by the Hornbill (Altroz based Crossover) in May'21.
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Some people here are mentioning prices of 5-8 etc. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this supposed to be the Creta rival? Absolutely no chance creta rival is going to launch for 5-8.

Also, I am pretty sure it'll launch with a diesel, demand for diesels in small cars like Tiago, swift and Figo might not be much but higher on in the segment, diesel is still important to achieve atleast two digit fuel economy.

A retuned version of the Nexon 1.5 with 115-120 hp and 300 nm torque, paired with a good TC gearbox will be a treat, on the highways.
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Some people here are mentioning prices of 5-8 etc. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this supposed to be the Creta rival? Absolutely no chance creta rival is going to launch for 5-8.
No, the Hornbill aka HBX is a vehicle smaller than 4-metres, about 3.8-metres and will compete with the likes of Nissan Magnite.
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