Tata HBX (Hornbill) crossover launch on August 4?

The production of the HBX crossover has commenced and the first batch of cars is ready.

Tata Motors has announced that it is set to launch a new product on August 4, 2021.

The carmaker hasn't revealed any details of the upcoming car, except for the fact that it is part of the brand's 'New Forever' range. Tata has also described the car as "tough" and "sporty".

While it's still unconfirmed, we do know that the next big launch for the homegrown brand is the Hornbill crossover (HBX). We have also learned that the production has commenced and the first batch of cars is ready.

The Tata HBX is based on the ALFA platform which is shared with the Altroz. The crossover is likely to be offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 85 BHP and 113 Nm. Higher variants of the car might get a turbocharged 1.2-litre motor, while transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT.

The Tata HBX will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the upcoming Hyundai Casper (AX1).

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