Here is the list of top 5 SUVs that will face stiff competition from Tata’s new SUV Harrier
The long-awaited Tata Harrier 5-seater SUV is all set to go on sale in India. Scheduled to be launched in January 2019, the Harrier will be the brand’s first model to use the new OMEGA platform derived from JLR’s D8 architecture. It will be the brand’s new flagship SUV and will challenge a range of SUVs (Existing or Upcoming). The company has already released all the details including engine, exterior and interior highlights and features. Here is the list of top 5 SUVs that will face stiff competition from Tata’s new SUV Harrier –
This is closest rival to Tata Harrier. In terms of pricing, the Harrier will sit somewhere between the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. Though, it will be bigger than most of its rivals. In fact, Harrier shares mechanics with the Jeep Compass. It is powered by Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine, which is detuned to offer 140PS of power and 350Nm of torque. While powering Compass, this engine produces 170bhp and 350Nm of torque.
Hyundai Creta’s mid-level and top-spec variants will challenge the Tata Harrier SUV. The Harrier is bigger and more powerful than the Korean SUV; however, Creta is well-established and popular car in its category. The Creta is powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine that produces 126bhp. While Harrier will only available in manual option, Creta is offered in petrol and diesel guise and in manual and automatic options as well.
The Harrier could impact the sales of Hyundai’s current most expensive SUV – Tucson in India. The Harrier is bigger than the Tucson and offers spacious and feature-loaded cabin. The Tucson is relatively expensive compared to its direct rivals including Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. It is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 182bhp and 400Nm, which makes Tucson more powerful than the Tata Harrier.
What’s interesting is that Tata Harrier is bigger than the XUV500. The Mahindra’s SUV is a 7-seater model, while Harrier is a 5-seater SUV. With bigger dimensions and feature-loaded premium cabin, Tata Harrier could impact the sales of the XUV500.
Korean automaker, Kia will make its entry into India in the first half of 2019. The company’s first model will be a 5-seater compact SUV based on the SP Concept. Likely to be called Trazor, the new SUV will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass.