Tata Taps Jaguar Land Rover For Its New H5X Concept

Tata has used the New Delhi Auto Expo to unveil the new H5X crossover concept.

While the company is best known for making the inexpensive Nano, the H5X has more premium roots as it is the first vehicle to based on the new “Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture” which was developed with the assistance of Jaguar Land Rover. Tata says the platform is derived from the Land Rover D8 architecture which underpins the Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and Jaguar E-Pace. Despite its premium origins, Tata says engineers have “used their keen understanding of the Indian market to adapt it further for Indian conditions.”

The company didn’t say much about the diesel-powered model but confirmed it features their new Impact 2.0 design language. It’s relatively stylish and has a bold face with a massive skid plate. The crossover also features plastic body cladding, muscular wheel arches, and LED lighting units.

Overall, the concept measures 4575mm long, 1960mm wide, and 1686mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2740mm. That means the model is slightly shorter and lower than the Discovery Sport.

Tata also used the show to introduce the 45X concept which is a premium hatchback that is based on the new Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture. It’s a futuristic looking concept with a stylish front fascia and sporty bodywork. The model also features LED headlights, flush-mounted door handles and “wing cameras” which replace traditional side mirrors.

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  • Zandit75

    Not bad!

  • What about the chance for production? Tata product last time I check is still very sub par.

    • donald seymour

      AND explosive.

    • Nick099

      They have managed to turn around Jaguar and Land Rover, so they must be doing something right.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Exactly.
        They are poised to completely take over the Indian (and other Southeast Asian) markets if they can get the pricing/styling right.

        • It’s not about pricing and styling, it’s more about quality and reliability. Which is not Tata best suit, their export is still relatively weak for passenger cars. The major project such as Nano proved to be massive failure.

          They maybe king in India, but they still got a lot of homework to do for other market.

      • JLR is different, Tata let the JLR executives to do their work and gave limited intervention. Although to be frank JLR is still not exactly profitable, but this is a admirable attitude since Tata decide to use the profit back to R&D rather than call it a day.

        Tata meanwhile, the export is still weak, their main market still the Indian market simply because Indians couldn’t get better car for that price, dealer network and after sales. But the quality? it’s rubbish.

  • haudit

    Wasn’t JLR’s D8 architecture derived largely from Ford’s EUCD platform?

    • Nick099

      You got it.

  • THEY TAPPED SOME NISSAN TOO WITH THE FLOATING ROOF/KICK-UP AT THE SAIL PANEL.

  • MarketAndChurch

    This would make a really cute Chevrolet.

    • Bash

      I see what you mean man!

  • sean tooher

    OMG !!!! two VERY cool looking motors !!!!

  • Howstar

    Hope they don’t carry over JLR infotainment system..

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