Autocar India reports that the Tata H7X SUV, which is, basically, the 7-seater version of the Harrier (codename - H5X), will make its public debut at the Auto Expo 2020. While the Harrier will rival the higher variants of the Hyundai Creta and the lower trims of the Jeep Compass, the H7X should go up against the Mahindra XUV500 and the pricier versions of the Compass.Also Read - Tata Harrier - 10 things you need to know about the new flagship SUVMaintaining the same wheelbase, the exterior of the Tata H7X should see changes to the rear overhang and perhaps unique front and rear fascias. In fact, the 7-seater model will become the third production model to be designed as per the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. Previewed by the H5X concept at Auto Expo 2018, the new design direction brings in a multi-tier light setup, Tri-Arrow pattern, a rising beltline, taut surfaces, and JLR-like sleek LED taillamps.As is the case with the Harrier, the Tata H7X will be based on the Optimal Modular … [Read more...] about Tata H7X SUV (Harrier 7-seater) to debut at Auto Expo 2020
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India-bound MG Motor will use the Auto China 2018 (2018 Beijing Motor Show) stage to unveil the MG X-Motion. Just days before the SUV’s debut, the company has released the concept’s first teasers and a sketch. The teasers show the MG X-Motion concept featuring slim headlamps and tail lamps, diamond-studded front grille, strong shoulders, integrated roof bars and a sloping roofline. The MG X-Motion is expected to evolve into a production SUV bigger than the MG GS and thus slot at the top of MG’s line-up. The company hasn’t revealed details so far, though. According to a report from CarNewsChina, the MG X-Motion concept’s production version will ride on the Roewe RX8’s platform. The Roewe RX8 itself is based on a slightly shortened version of the Maxus D90’s platform. Maxus, Roewe and MG are the brands of the same parent company – SAIC. Also See: MG ZS at 2017 Thai Motor Expo Like the MG ZS and MG GS, MG will likely sell the X-Motion in … [Read more...] about India-bound MG Motor to unveil MG X-Motion concept at Auto China 2018
Tata Motors had commenced road testing of the production Tata H5X just days before it debuted as a concept at Auto Expo 2018. Recently, the production version was spied on the roads yet again, by RushLane reader Bhoomi Patel. The Tata H5X test mule is fitted with temporary headlights and turn indicators, but the silhouette of the slim headlights are visible. The production version incorporates large lower grille and beefy tyres as well. Its proportions look largely the same as that of the concept. The design hiding underneath the camouflage isn’t all that different either, as Tata Motors’ Head of Design Pratap Bose has said that 80-85% of the concept is going into production. The Tata H5X will reach showrooms as the company’s first production model underpinned by the D8 platform sourced from Jaguar Land Rover. It is said to employ FCA’s 140 hp 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel engine. Transmission choices should include 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic. Tata … [Read more...] about Production version of Tata H5X concept spied testing in Pune
The National Auto Expo, which is the biggest automobile event in India returned this year and it was back with a bang. Big names such as Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, Tata, Honda, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Renault and Hyundai were showcasing the output of the efforts that they had put into designing a new range of cars, with many of them also being electric vehicles. This year, South Korean manufacturer KIA showed the people of India what it was bringing to the market come 2019 and their appearance had a huge impact; they drew a lot of attention and raised a lot of eyebrows. I was overwhelmed by KIA’s new fleet of cars. They had brought in all that they had to offer, from SUVs to Hatchbacks, from hot saloons to futuristic EVs; KIA had it all. The Stinger GT, which was recently reviewed by recognized car journalist James May on ‘The Grand Tour’ was the one which caught the eyes of many including myself. KIA Stinger GT at AutoExpo 2018, Noida, India Although KIA got their … [Read more...] about Auto Expo 2018: The Highs And The Lows
The compact SUV segment of our country’s car market has been largely dominated by the Hyundai Creta. With no real rivals to deal with (the once popular Renault Duster is a bit too dated now), the Creta has been enjoying a free run of sorts. However, things don’t look as easy for this hot-selling Hyundai in the near future. There are at least seven new SUVs that will have the Creta in the crosshairs. Let’s take a look at this upcoming Hyundai Creta rivals in this post – Kia SP Concept-based SUV Kia made a lot of noise at the Auto Expo 2018 with the unveiling of the SP Concept. This design study will give birth to a Hyundai Creta-rivalling compact SUV that will likely launch in a year’s time. The company has already said that the upcoming SP-based SUV would command a slight premium over the Creta. However, it will try to justify the higher price tag through offering more features and a higher performance. The upcoming SUV will be targeted at the younger lot. … [Read more...] about Upcoming Hyundai Creta rivals: Kia SP Concept-based SUV, Maruti Vitara, Tata H5X, Mahindra S201 and more!