Tata H7X SUV will challenge the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Honda CRV 7-seater and Mahindra XUV700
Tata Motors, homegrown passenger carmaker is gearing up for the launch of the much-awaited Tata Harrier 5-seater premium SUV in January 2019. The SUV was first showcased this SUV as the H5X concept at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. What’s interesting is that the 7-seater derivative of this SUV will also go on sale in India. In fact, the company has started testing the 7-seater SUV on Indian roads. Codenamed Tata H7X, the SUV has already been spotted several times on Indian roads. Latest media reports claim that the H7X SUV will make its debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.
The Tata H7X will be the company’s second product to be based on the new OMEGA ARC platform, which is sourced from Land Rover’s D8 architecture. The new 7-seater SUV will be powered by the Fiat’s sourced 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine that also powers the Harrier. This model will be Tata’s flagship SUV in India and will be positioned above the 5-seater Harrier. Upon its launch, the new Tata H7X will rival the Honda CRV 7-seater, Toyota Fortuner & Ford Endeavour. It will also adorn Tata’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design philosophy – 45X premium hatchback and a mid-sized sedan – in the country in the next 2 years.
Going by the spyshots available on the web, it is visible that the SUV will have stretched rear, wide wheel arches with big alloys, pronounced bonnet creases, large windscreen and thick pillars. The vehicle is expected to have a ground clearance of over 200mm, which ensures better off-road capabilities. The SUV could also get sunroof and large touchscreen infotainment system with HD display.
Tata H7X SUV Features
– 3D Humanity Line
– Tri-arrow fog lamps
– LED headlamps with DRLs
– High ground clearance
– 7-seat layout
– OMEGA ARC platform
– Touchscreen infotainment system
– Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & MirrorLink
– Rear parking camera and sensors
– ABS with EBD & Brake assist
– ESP and traction control
– Land Rover’s terrain management system
Tata H7X SUV Launch Date
The company will first launch the Harrier 5-seater premium SUV in India in January 2019. The 7-seater model is reportedly to be unveiled at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. A possible launch before the introduction of BS6 emission norms in April 2020 can’t be ignored. We will update you as soon as Tata announces anything on the same.
Tata H7X SUV Price In India
|Minimum||Rs 20 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 25 lakh|
This 7-seater premium SUV will sit above the 5-seater model and will challenge the likes of upcoming Honda CRV, Mahindra XUV700 and Toyota Fortuner. It is expected to be cheaper than its rivals. We believe that this model could be priced between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 25 lakh.
Tata H7X SUV Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre KRYOTEC Diesel|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT & 6-speed AT|
|Drivetrain System||FWD & AWD|
The new Tata 7-seater SUV will be powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine, which is basically the re-engineered Fiat’s 2.0-litre Multi-Jet diesel engine. While powering Harrier 5-seater model, this engine produces about 140bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. However, the H7X will receive the more powerful version of this powertrain. It is expected to produce around 170bhp of power and a peak torque of 350Nm. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox, which will be sourced from Hyundai It will source Terrain Response system and all-independent suspension set-up from Land Rover.
Tata H7X SUV Exterior
To be based on the H5X 5-seater premium SUV, the new SUV will feature the company’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design language. Thanks to Land Rover’s L550 platform, the new H7X is expected to offer enhanced handling, driving dynamics and off-road capabilities. The car will share several design cues from the H5X. It will get more prominent 3-D ‘Humanity Line’, tri-arrow pattern fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, larger side air-vents and newly styled skid plate along with clamshell-like hood. Other design highlights include pronounced wheel arches, blackened C-pillar, strong belt-line, sloping roofline and extended rear glass area. At the back, the SUV is expected to get sporty bumper, roof-mounted spoiler and wraparound smoked tail-lamps.
Tata H7X Interior
The cabin of the SUV will share features and styling cues from the 5-seater model. It will have a slightly longer-wheelbase to accommodate third-row seat. The vehicle will come with AC vents for all-three rows. The dashboard will be wrapped in leather, while the console will have a large touchscreen infotainment system with connected car applications.
Tata H5X First Look Review
Tata H7X Preview
Based on the H5X concept, the 7-seater SUV will challenge the likes of new Honda CR-V and Toyota Fortuner. It will be powered by a 170bhp, 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine.