The Tata Hornbill will be the second product to be based on the brand's new ALFA platform.
Just two days before the official beginning of the Auto Expo 2020, Tata Motors has dropped multiple teasers of its upcoming sub-4m product, which is likely to be christened the Hornbill. For those not aware, the Hornbill will be based on the H2X Concept that was revealed at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. In Tata's line-up, the Hornbill will be touted as a 'micro-SUV' and will perch below the Nexon. This means that the Hornbill will sport the dimensions of a hatchback in an SUV form, somewhat similar to the likes of the Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Renault Kwid, & Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. However, expect the Hornbill to be bigger than the above-mentioned names.
As for the car's underpinnings, it's been confirmed that the Hornbill will be the second Tata product to feature the marque's new ALFA modular architecture after the platform debuted on the Altroz. The Hornbill is also expected to be powered by the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol motor as the Altroz. For more details, though, we will have to wait for the official reveal of the car.
Apart from the Hornbill, Tata will also unveil the BS-VI version of the Harrier (with an automatic gearbox option) and the Harrier-based Gravitas 7-seater SUV. The Altroz EV is also expected to make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2020.