After launching a slew of models based on its Impact design theme, Tata Motors is now planning to spearhead into the premium hatchback segment with its upcoming model, codenamed Tata X451. Interestingly, the hatchback will feature Tata’s new evolved Impact Design 2.0 design tenet, which infers it will sport refreshing looks. Upon its launch, the new Tata X451 will lock horns with the all new 2018 Hyundai Elite i20, that has recently received a facelift. In this spec-based comparison, we pit the upcoming Tata X451 against the newly launched 2018 Hyundai Elite i20, have a look.
Tata X451 Vs Hyundai i20 Exterior & Colours
Built on Tata’s new Impact 2.0 design theme, the Tata X451 premium hatchback will feature sharp lines, a prominent shoulder-line reminiscent of the Nexon and several other new elements. The pronounced wheel arches house robust wheels and the coupe-like roofline give it a premium look.
The Hyundai i20 underwent a major transformation in terms of looks, with its last generation leap. The new facelift gets a premium cascade front grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs redesigned tail-lamps and R16 Diamond-cut alloys, etc. It also gets the segment first dual tone exteriors.
Tata X451 Vs Hyundai i20 Interior & Features
Tata’s upcoming premium hatchback will be the first model to be based on its new Advanced Modular Platform (AMP) and will reportedly offer ample room to the occupants. It is expected to get a new instrument cluster with multi-information display, multiple utility storage points and a touchscreen infotainment system among others.
On the other hand, the new 2018 Hyundai i20 packs in a string of connectivity and comfort features including the segment best 17.7cm AVN with IPS display, smartphone connectivity & Arkamys premium sound, FATC with cluster ionizer, segment first rear armrest with cupholder, sliding front armrest, rear AC vents and a USB charger, etc.
Tata X451 Vs Hyundai i20 Engine, Transmission & Mileage
Power source on the Tata’s premium hatchback will be the 1.2-litre petrol engine from Tiago, though it is expected to be calibrated for more power. While the 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Nexon is expected to be added at a later stage. The diesel variants in the line-up will get the 1.05-litre oil burner from Tiago, which will receive a Variable Geometry Turbo technology for higher output.
The new 2018 Hyundai i20 gets the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol unit and the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi engine. Moreover, the 1.4-litre petrol engine and the dated 4-speed auto box have been dropped from the line-up, instead it gets a CVT option.
Tata’s new B+ segment hatchback, X451 will be the first model to be built on the company’s new AMP platform which will allow carving more space inside the cabin. Besides, it will be based on Tata’s new Impact 2.0 design theme, therefore it will vary from the other Tata cars. In terms of features, expect Tata to pack in almost all primary technical aides. While the new i20 facelift receives cosmetic changes to the exterior and a new 1.2-litre petrol engine. Packed with a host of goodies, Hyundai i20 is a great option for buyers in the segment.