Tata Motors finally made it official that Tata H5X SUV, which was unveiled at Auto Expo 2018, will be called as Tata Harrier. Scheduled to be launched in India in the first quarter, Tata Harrier will be based on all-new OMEGA platform, a revised platform that underpins Land Rover Discovery. Touted as the toughest and most capable SUV from Tata, the company has released some teaser images and video of the Harrier SUV. Moreover, the official website of the Tata Harrier has gone live ahead of its India launch. To proffer more insight, we list down top 5 things about Tata Harrier. Tata Nano off the Roads Soon? Only a Single Unit Produced in June This Year!
Design: On the exterior design, the all-new Tata Harrier SUV will be employing Tata's Impact Design 2.0 philosophy, which was initially introduced on Tiago small car. The production version is said to sport about 85 per cent of parts and looks from the concept model. The exterior front features a slim front grille, higher bonnet, side profiles, a sloping roofline, flared wheel arches, elongated tail lights and more.
Platform: Tata Harrier SUV will based on OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) platform derived from the Land Rover D8 platform that currently underpins the Discovery Sport. Tata H5X SUV Officially Named 'Tata Harrier', India Launch by Q1, 2019.
Powertrain: Under the hood, the SUV will be powered Fiat sourced 2.0-litre Multijet diesel unit that is also fitted on Jeep Compass. The unit is capable of making over 170 bhp on Compass. However, the company might offer slightly detuned version. The transmission duties on the new Tata Harrier are likely to be carried out by 6-speed manual and an automatic unit.
Features: Feature-wise, the upcoming Tata Harrier SUV will be loaded with hi-tech features such as touch-screen infotainment, electric mirrors, automatic climate control, cruise control and more. It is also speculated that the Harrier could become the first Tata car with a sunroof. Tata H5X SUV Teased Ahead of Official Production Name Reveal; India Launch Likely by Early 2019.
Competition & Expected Price: Once launched in the country, the all-new Tata Harrier SUV will heat up the segment by competing against the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta. In terms of pricing, the SUV is expected to be priced in between Rs 10 lakh to 15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).