Tata Motors, a popular home grown auto manufacturer seems to be ready for its next big reveal, which is none other than - Tata Harrier. The car maker is expected to launch the SUV by early next year. Ahead of its launch, the car maker has already releasing the teaser videos underlining its engineering and endurance that it has undergone. The company now has revealed a new teaser wherein the Tata Harrier wades into water for testing purposes. With water level hitting the grille, the SUV effortlessly crossed the water indicating the height is quite high. Tata Harrier SUV aka H5X Concept Official Teaser Released Ahead of India Launch - Watch Video.
Harrier is undoubtedly the most awaited vehicle from Tata's stable. However, we will have to wait till early 2019, which is when the SUV will hit the Indian market. To be based on the OMEGA modular platform, the Harrier SUV will be the first vehicle from Tata's lineup to carry this platform. Moreover, the SUV will be positioned above Tata Hexa, which will be Tata's flagship model in the domestic market. Dubbed as OMEGARC - Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture, the platform is based on Land Rover LS550 platform that also forms basis for Discovery Sport. However, the engineers have modified the platform to keep the pricing low. Tata Nexon KRAZ Limited Edition Launched in India at Rs 7.14 Lakh.
Once launched in the country, the new Tata Harrier will be pitted against the like of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta. Under the hood, the new Tata Harrier SUV will be powered by Fiat sourced Multijet 2.0-litre engine, which is also seen on Jeep Compass. Moreover, the SUV will also be seen in automatic avatar, though being a premium product offering. Initially, the company will be introducing 5-seater version of the Harrier followed by the longer wheelbase iteration. In terms of pricing, the car maker will be looking to keep the prices pretty competitive. We speculate that the SUV could be priced from Rs 13 lakh (Ex-showroom), making it cheaper than Compass.