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Tata 45X, H5X concepts revealed

Futuristic pair point to company's future product
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Tata has revealed the 45X and H5X concepts at 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi, previewing potential "premium products" from the parent company to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

First off is the striking H5X – which you can see in orange. The five-seat "luxury SUV" looks a little like the Range Rover Evoque – not surprising, given it's actually based on a version of the popular model's platform.

The company says the H5X is the first model based on its new-generation 'Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced' architecture – it's a mouthful, we know – derived from the JLR D8 platform, also serving as the basis to the Land Rover Discovery Sport and new Jaguar E-Pace.

Measuring 4575mm long, 1960mm wide and 1686mm tall with a 2740mm wheelbase, the H5X concept is 205mm longer, 25mm skinnier and 51mm taller than the Evoque, while sporting an extra 80mm between the axles.

Tata says the H5X will offer "interiors, future reader connectivity and infotainment". A diesel engine lives under the bonnet, though there's no mention of capacity or outputs.

Meanwhile, the 45X (above) is a "dynamic hatchback" concept riding on the new "Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture".

According to the Indian brand, the 45X "aims at reinventing the city car design and resetting the rules for the industry catering to the maturing Indian customer".

Highlights include a sporty fastback shape, slim dual-LED headlights, side cameras in the place of mirrors, 20-inch alloy wheels, along with "premium details, innovative technologies and extraordinary infotainment experience for indulgent interiors".

The 45X measures 4253mm long, 1850mm wide and 1451mm tall, while the wheelbase measures 2630mm – that compares to the 4299/1780/1433/2699mm dimensions of the current Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Auto Expo New Delhi runs from February 9 to 14, 2018.