We all are eagerly waiting for Tata’s all-new H5X concept based SUV, which is scheduled to hit showrooms early next year. The SUV made its first appearance in its concept avatar at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. While the carmaker hasn’t yet confirmed the name of the production-ready H5X, a latest report claims that will be christened ‘Tata Harrier’. The carmaker will soon announce the official name of the SUV, further claims the report. Read – Tata H5X SUV – 5 Things To Need To Know
Interestingly, Toyota already has a mid-size crossover SUV in its global product lineup with the same name – Toyota Harrier. ‘Harrier’ is a bird name that belongs to diurnal hawks species placed in the Circinae subfamily.
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The Tata Harrier will be one of the company’s first products to feature the new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. The SUV will share its platform with the Land Rover Discover Sport, which is designed for rough Indian terrains. In the Indian market, Tata’ new SUV will be stacked up against the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.
Under the hood, the Harrier is likely to house a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that also powers its arch rival – Jeep Compass. It also rumored to share its transmission with the Compass – i.e. ZF-sournced 9-speed automatic unit. However, the official details are yet to be revealed by the carmaker. Read – Tata H5X Hybrid Model Is A Possibility
The home-grown carmaker confirmed that the production version of the SUV will stay true to its concept. Some of its key design bits will include more pronounced three-dimensional ‘Humanity Line’ underlining the high-mounted LED headlights and front grille, fog lamps with ‘tri-arrow’ pattern, chunky clamshell-like bonnet, a set of large alloy wheels, blacked C-pillar, trapezoidal fenders and wraparound smoked taillamps. Read About – Tata 45X | Tata H7X
Besides futuristic design approach, the Tata Harrier will carry a range of advanced comfort and safety features. With bigger dimensions and 5-seats layout, the SUV will ensure a generous cabin space for adult occupants. The robust body built and high ground clearance will enhance off-road capabilities of the vehicle.
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