The much-awaited Tata Harrier SUV will go on sale in the Indian market in the first quarter of the 2019. The SUV was first showcased as the H5X concept at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. At the event, Tata claimed that the design of the production-ready model will remain true to its concept. In fact, it will retain up to 85% of the styling from the concept model. Interestingly, the new spy images reveal that the front fascia design of the Harrier is almost similar to the H5X concept.
The Harrier SUV is currently in its final testing phase and design of the SUV has already been finalised. In fact, media reports claim that the model could be unveiled in November 2018. The Harrier will enter into production line by the end of this year, while the launch could take place in January 2019. Similar to the concept model, the production-ready model gets thin LED headlamps with daytime running lights. It also gets cluster of lamps below the LED strips, which could work has low beam and high beam lamps. Not just front design, the rear too seems heavily inspired from the concept. However, it looks more conventional than the concept’s edgier design. Also See – Tata Harrier – 5 Interesting Facts
Tata Harrier Spy Images
The Tata Harrier is also reported to feature a range of safety features including 6 airbags, electronic stability programme, traction control, adaptive LED headlight, ABS with EBD, etc. The SUV is built on Tata’s new OMEGA platform, which is basically a modified Land Rover Discovery’s platform. A 7-seater model based on the new Harrier will also be launched in 2019. Also See – Upcoming Tata Cars In India
Tata Harrier will be powered by a 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. However, Tata Motors will detune this engine for better efficiency. It is expected to produce around 140bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Tata is also likely to add a 6-speed automatic gearbox in the Harrier, which is reported to be sourced from the Hyundai Tucson. It will come with a 4WD system along with a Terrain Response System.
Source – Team-BHP