– 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.
Tata Motors will launch the long-awaited Harrier 5-seater premium SUV in January 2019. Ahead of the launch, Tata dealers have officially started taking pre-orders for the SUV. Interested buyers can pre-book the SUV at a token amount of Rs 30,000 via Tata’s authorised dealerships. In fact, production of the SUV has also been started. The company has also released the exterior of the SUV through a series of images. Pictures clearly reveal that the production-ready model shares styling cues from the H5X concept, which was previewed at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has also released several teaser videos which reveal the design highlights and off-road abilities.
With Harrier, Tata Motors will officially mark the debut of new flexible OMEGA platform. This platform 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. It is also the brand’s first production model embodying the IMPACT 2.0 design language. The Harrier’s design highlights include sleek LED DRLs, prominent 3-part grille layout, aggressive bumper, strong front fender, sleek tail-lights and roof-integrated spoiler.
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. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre KYROTEC diesel engine, which is basically the re-badged Fiat’s Multi-Jet engine. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque convertor automatic. Tata Motors is also improving its dealership network for better customer experience.
Tata Harrier Price In India
|Minimum||Rs 13.5 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. In terms of pricing, the SUV will be slotted somewhere between the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. Media reports claim that the SUV will cost Rs 13.5 lakh for base model and Rs 18 lakh for the range-topping model.
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 Bookings
Tata dealers have started taking official bookings for the upcoming Harrier SUV. Interested buyers can pre-book this SUV through authorised dealerships or Harrier’s web-page by paying a token amount of Rs 30,000.
Tata Harrier Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre KRYOTEC Diesel|
|Gearbox||MT & 6-speed AT|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & 4WD|
Initially, the Harrier will come with diesel powertrain only. The company has officially announced the engine details of the SUV. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine, which is inspired from the ‘Cryogenic rocket engine known for its power and reliability’. This is basically the re-badged Fiat’s 2.0L Multi-Jet turbo diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. Tata claims that this new engine has been benchmarked against global standards of performance and refinement. This engine offers two states of tunes – 148bhp with 350Nm and 170bhp with 350Nm. This engine offers two states of tunes – 140bhp 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 will get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. A Hyundai-sourced six-speed automatic gearbox will also be on offer. The automatic gearbox has been designed for the four-wheel-drive vehicles. The Harrier will also offer multi-drive modes, which will work in collaboration with ‘Terrain Response Modes of the ESP’. The Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) will ensure excellent power & pickup to take on any terrain. The KRYOTEC comes with Low Friction Valve Train Architecture and an Advanced EGR to deliver higher fuel economy and to meet stringent emission requirements.
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.