– 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.
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.
Tata Motors, the homegrown automaker has finally announced the name and launch details of the much-awaited Tata H5X concept based SUV. Called the Tata Harrier, the SUV will officially go on sale in the first quarter of 2019. The company has also released few design sketches of the SUV, revealing the exterior styling. It is expected that the production ready model will be unveiled in November 2018.
The Tata Harrier 5-seater premium SUV has already been spotted testing multiple times on Indian roads. This model is based on Tata’s new flexible OMEGA platform, which is developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. This architecture is derived from the legendary Land Rover D8 architecture and is modified to suit the Indian conditions by Tata Motors engineers. The company will also launch a 7-seater model based on this platform, which will be launched as a premium SUV to take on the likes of new Honda CR-V and Toyota Fortuner.
The Tata Harrier 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.
|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 Motors has officially released the design sketches of the upcoming H5X concept based SUV – Harrier. It is expected that the production-spec model will make its global debut in November 2018. The company has confirmed that the launch of the Harrier SUV will take place in the first quarter of 2019.
|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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.