The second half of 2019 will see the launch of the premium Tata 45X premium hatchback that will replace the outgoing Bolt and created quite a stir at the 2018 Auto Expo where it was showcased. The 2018 Geneva Motor Show also saw Tata Motors showing this radical premium hatchback concept that will aim to eat into the sales volumes notched up by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20, two formidable best sellers in the premium hatchback segment in India.
Guenter Butschek, the MD & CEO at Tata Motors, has already confirmed that the 45X premium hatch may launch in H2 2019. This will get the Alpha platform and will be the first car from the brand to sport the AMP (Advanced Modular Platform). This platform will also support EVs and an electric variant of the hatchback may be expected sometime in 2020. The same year, a sedan version of this car may arrive in India for competing with rivals like the Toyota Yaris and Honda City.
The Tata H5X concept SUV is nearer to the production line than the 45X although work is reportedly progressing on the car at a swift pace. The final hatchback will be a sub-4m offering for getting tax benefits and may get turbocharged 1.5 litre diesel and 1.2 litre engines according to reports