Within the run-up to the official unveiling of the production-spec Tata 45X, the India carmaker has revealed a teaser that gives a touch of what the mannequin will probably be referred to as. The identify of the hatchback is a six-letter phrase that can begin with the letter ‘A’ and is impressed by a sea chicken. This means that the official identify of the Tata 45X is more likely to be Aquila – the Italian phrase for eagle.
The probability of the brand new premium hatchback being named the Tata Aquila is kind of excessive, seeing as the corporate tends to call its automobiles after birds. The codename for the Tata Tigor compact sedan was Kite 5, whereas its upcoming micro SUV is at the moment codenamed Hornbill. Even manufacturing fashions, like Tata’s lately launch Harrier, takes its identify from a chicken. All of this lends credence to the brand new 45X premium hatchback being referred to as the Tata Aquila.
Set to make its international debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, the production-spec Tata 45X will arrive in Tata’s India showrooms in August this yr. Tata has additionally already begun work on introducing an all-electric model of the 45X in its line-up within the subsequent two years. The 45X EV will debut in concept form at the Geneva motor show, subsequent month.
When the manufacturing mannequin launches in India, count on Tata Aquila costs to undercut these of its rivals – the Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.