It was only last week, Tata Motors announced the name of its upcoming premium SUV – Harrier. For people not in the know, Tata Harrier is the production name of the H5X concept that was showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. While this will be a 5 seater version, the Indian automobile maker is also working on a 7 seater version. The 7-seater version will come with a different name. Expected to be launched early next year, the vehicle will take on the likes of Honda CR-V, Mahindra XUV700 and other entry-level 7 seater SUVs.
Based On Land Rover-sourced platform
The Tata Harrier 7 seater will be based on the same OMEGA ARC platform that will underpin the 5 seater model as well. It’s basically a derivative of Land Rover sourced LM550 platform. Therefore we can expect the vehicle to be rugged while ensuring pretty comfortable ride quality.
Tata Harrier Concept (H5X) Picture Gallery
Evolved IMPACT Design 2.0
As far as the design is concerned, the 7 seater Harrier will look identical to its 5-seater sibling. The only difference would be the extended tail-section (D-pillar) to accommodate an extra row of seats. But going by the recent track record of Tata’s design team, we are certain that both the vehicles will have enough changes to make them unique. Having said that, both the vehicles will be based on Tata’s evolved IMPACT Design 2.0 language with a more prominent 3D Humanity Line, sleek LED headlamps, Tri-arrow styled fog lamps, LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) at the front. Read – Tata 45X Hatchback To Challenge Maruti Baleno
The side profile too will look quite sporty with the pronounced wheel arches, strong character lines and slopping roofline. Though the wheel size could be 18 or 19-inches with wide profile tyres instead of 22-inch low-profile tyres showcased on the H5X concept.
As per sources, both the 5 seater and 7 seater versions will be powered by Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre multijet diesel engine. It’s the same engine that also powers the Jeep Compass and is good for 170bhp and 350Nm. To be made available in both 4×2 and 4×4 options, the Harrier’s manual models will get a 6-speed gearbox and the automatic ones will most likely have 9-speed automatic. Read: Tata EVision Sedan – 5 Interesting Facts
That’s all we have for now on Tata H5X-based 7 seater version, stay tuned to ICN for more updates on this!
Latest Video – Tata Harrier SUV Preview