Tata H7X SUV will challenge the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Honda CRV 7-seater and Mahindra XUV700
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Tata Motors, homegrown passenger carmaker had showcased an all-new premium SUV – Tata H5X at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. This model is a five-seater SUV, which will be launched before the end of 2018-19 financial year. Adding to it, Tata Motors has confirmed that a 7-seater derivative of this SUV will also go on sale. In fact, the company has started testing the 7-seater SUV on Indian roads. It is expected to be called Tata H7X or H7. Though, Tata is yet to confirm the name of this 7-seater SUV. The H7X will be the company’s second product to be based on Land Rover Discovery Sport’s L550 platform.
The new Tata H7X SUV will be powered by the Fiat’s sourced 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine that will also power the H5X. This model will be Tata’s flagship SUV in India and will be positioned above the H5X. 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. Besides H5X and H7X, the homegrown passenger vehicle maker will launch two new cars – 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.
The company will first launch the H5X five-seater premium SUV in India in 2018-19. We believe that the 7-seater model will go on sale in the country in 2019 or early 2020. We will update you as soon as Tata announces anything on the same.
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.
The new Tata 7-seater SUV will be powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet turbodiesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 170bhp at 3,750rpm and a peak torque of 350Nm at 1,750rpm. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed manual or a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic unit. It will source Terrain Response system and all-independent suspension set-up from Land Rover.
– 3D Humanity Line
– Tri-arrow fog lamps
– LED headlamps with DRLs
– High ground clearance
– 7-seat layout
– Land Rover’s L550 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
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.
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.