– Featuring Tata’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design language, the upcoming Tata Harrier will be brand’s first model to be based on OMEGA platform.
– The company will officially launch the Harrier SUV in the country in first quarter of 2019.
The much-awaited Tata Harrier 5-seater premium SUV will make its official debut on January 20, 2019. The production-ready model will lead the Mumbai Marathon. For people not in know, the Harrier was first showcased to public at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo as the H5X concept. The homegrown automaker has already released multiple design sketches of the SUV, revealing the design highlights. Production of the new model is likely to commence around November-December 2018.
According to a media report, Tata’s dealers have unofficially started taking pre-bookings for the Harrier at a token amount of Rs 50,000. However, Tata clarifies that the bookings for the SUV not open yet. The Tata Harrier is currently in testing phase and has been spotted numerous times on Indian roads. Though, Tata confirms that the design of the SUV has been finalised and the SUV is doing final round of testing before entering into production. The Harrier will also mark the debut of Tata’s new flexible OMEGA platform, which is developed in collaboration with JLR. This architecture is derived from the legendary Land Rover D8 architecture and is modified to suit the Indian conditions by Tata Motors engineers.
The Harrier SUV will also receive a new 7-seater model, which will arrive on a later stage. It will take on the new Honda CR-V and other 7-seater SUVs. Measuring above 4.4 meters, the Harrier will be the longest SUV in its category. It will rival the likes of Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson/Creta and Mahindra XUV500. Featuring Tata’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design language, the production-ready model’s design will stay largely true to concept. It will be powered by the Fiat’s sourced 2.0-litre Multi-Jet diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. Both manual and automatic versions will be on offer. Tata Motors is also improving its dealership network for better customer experience.
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Tata Harrier Price In India
|Minimum||Rs 12 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 18 lakh|
Similar to the latest Tata cars, the upcoming 5-seater SUV is expected to carry an aggressive price tag. The concept model, showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, was measured around 4.5 meters in length. This shows that the new SUV will be positioned against the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. We believe that the new model could carry a price tag of around Rs 12 lakh and Rs 18 lakh.
Tata Harrier Launch Date
Tata Motors has officially announced that the new Harrier will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019. The production-version of the SUV will make its official debut on January 20, 2019. It will lead the Mumbai Marathon. Exact launch date is yet to be announced, but a possible launch in February-March 2019 can’t be ignored.
Tata Harrier Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre Multijet turbocharged diesel|
|Gearbox||MT & 9-speed AT|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & 4WD|
Initially, the Harrier will come with diesel powertrain only. The engine details are still under the wraps; however, reports suggest that the SUV could use the Fiat’s efficient 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. This engine offers two states of tunes – 148bhp with 350Nm and 170bhp with 350Nm. The 5-seater model is likely to receive the 148bhp version, while the 170bhp state of tune is expected to be offered on the top-spec H7X 7-seater model.
For transmission duties, the Tata Harrier is likely to get a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic gearbox. Produced locally, this gearbox has been designed for the four-wheel-drive vehicles and is longer than the standard 6-speed transmission unit. The SUV will also get AWD system with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. It is also expected to get multi-drive mode.
Tata Harrier Mileage – Expected
|City||Around 15kmpl (expected)|
|Highway||Over 17kmpl (expected)|
This SUV will share 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine from Jeep Compass, which offers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 17.1kmpl. The Harrier will get the less powerful version, which could return close to 18kmpl.
Tata Harrier Exterior
The new SUV is based on the H5X concept, which was previewed at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. It is built on Tata’s new-generation Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA) platform, which is essentially the modified Land Rover’s L550 platform. The Harrier will be Tata’s first model to feature the company’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design language. The SUV looks aggressive and bold, featuring high-mounted LED headlamps and a striking 3D ‘Humanity Line’ that underlines the headlamps and the front grille. The fog lamps have the signature ‘tri-arrow’ pattern, while the bumper gets larger side air-vents, skid plates. It also has chunky clamshell-like hood. Going by the design sketches, it is visible that the front design shares some resemblance with Hexa SUV. Though, it looks much more proportionate and aggressive. Also See – Upcoming Tata Cars In India
While the H5X concept was equipped with large 22-inch wheels, the production-ready model is expected to get 19-inch MRF Wanderer tyres. The side profile also looks sporty, thanks to bold creases, flared wheel arches, blacked C-pillar and sporty roofline. The chunky cladding, trapezoidal fenders and large, rounded wing mirrors further add to its smart looks. At the back, the SUV gets sporty bumper and wraparound smoked tail-lights.
Tata Harrier Dimensions
The concept model previewed at the Auto show measures 4,575mm in length, 1,950mm in width and 1,686mm in height. It features a large wheelbase of 2,740mm, ensuring spacious cabin. The dimensions of the production ready model are likely to be different from the concept. The SUV is likely to carry a ground clearance of around 200mm, which indicates high off-road abilities.
Tata Harrier Interior
At the time of H5X unveiling, Tata Motors claimed that the new model will have the segment leading HMI (Human Machine Interface) displays with excellent user interface. Going by the spy images, it is visible that the SUV gets the two-layered dashboard and centre console design, fitted with a touchscreen for the infotainment system. The large front seats get overhead storage binnacle and memory function. The rear is good to accommodate 5 adults comfortably. There is a centre armrest for both front and rear occupants.
In terms of features, the SUV gets Harman-sourced ConnectNext infotainment system, a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, automatic climate control and rear air-conditioning vents.
Tata Harrier Safety
For passengers safety and security, the Harrier gets several advanced safety features. It will be equipped with airbags, by anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), traction control, hill hold control and electronic stability program with roll over mitigation.
Tata Harrier Preview
Featuring Tata's new IMPACT Design 2.0 design language, the upcoming Tata Harrier will be brand's first model to be based on OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) platform. It will challenge the likes of Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson/Creta and Mahindra XUV500.