Homegrown automaker, Tata Motors has officially announced that the production-ready H5X SUV will go on sale in India in the Q1, 2019. Called the Tata Harrier, the 5-seater premium SUV will take on the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta. We informed you earlier that Tata is also working on a 7-seater derivative of this SUV. This model is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019.
Similar to the H5X, the upcoming Tata 7-seater SUV will be based on the OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) platform. This platform is essentially the modified version of the Land Rover’s D8 platform, which underpins the Discovery Sport. The OMEGA platform is highly capable both on and off-road, which suggests that the upcoming 7-seater SUV will offer excellent off-road capabilities. Also See – Tata Harrier – 5 Facts You Should Know
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It will be the brand’s third model to feature the new IMPACT DESIGN 2.0 design language. However, the new model will carry a different styling compared to the new Harrier SUV. Expect this model to carry high bonnet, high-mounted LED headlights, prominent 3D Humanity Line and the tri-arrow pattern for fog lamps. The SUV has already been spotted testing on Indian roads. The Tata 7-seater SUV is not likely to carry forward the Harrier nameplate. Instead, it will get a new nameplate.
The SUV will be powered by Fiat’s 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. While the Harrier will get the detuned version of this engine (148bhp/350Nm), the 7-seater model will receive the powerful version that produces 170bhp and 350Nm. Both manual and automatic gearbox options will be on offer. It is also expected to feature Land Rover’s Terrain management system. Also See – Tata H7X 7-seater SUV Spotted Testing For The First Time
The Tata H7X will measure above 4.5 meter in length and will carry a premium price tag. We believe that this model could be priced somewhere between Rs 18 lakh and Rs 25 lakh. At this price point, it will rival a wide range of SUVs including Mahindra XUV500, Honda CR-V and others.