Tata Cassini SUV will be launched in the second half of 2019.
It is no secret that Tata will launch the 7-seater SUV based on the Harrier SUV. Internally called the Tata H7X, the 7-seater SUV was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as the Buzzard SUV. Tata has already confirmed that the SUV will be launched in India with a different nameplate. A new media report claims that the H7X will be called the Tata Cassini in India, though Tata is yet to make an official announcement.
Alongside Buzzard, Tata has also patented the Cassini nameplate. The Cassini name is derived from the Cassini Huyens Satellite, which was developed in collaboration of the European space agency and NASA. The Tata Cassini SUV will be built on the new OMEGA ARC, which is derived from the Land Rover’s D8 architecture.
To be positioned above Harrier and Hexa, the new Tata H7X will challenge the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming MG Hector. In terms of proportions, the Tata Cassini is 4,661mm in length, 1,894mm in width and 1,786mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,741mm. Compared to the Harrier, it is 63mm longer, 72mm wider and 80mm taller. The new model is bigger than the Mahindra XUV500 and the MG Hector. It is around 76mm longer, 4mm wider and 1mm taller than the XUV500. In fact, the wheelbase is 41mm longer than the XUV500.
The Tata Cassini will be powered by the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. It is around 30bhp more powerful than the Harrier 5-seater. This SUV will also offer the 4-wheel drive layout, which is missing in the 5-seater model. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced six-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox.
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The Tata Cassini is expected to be priced around Rs 16 lakh – Rs 22 lakh, which will make it the most expensive and flagship Tata model in India. The SUV will be equipped with most of the features available in the Harrier SUV.
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