7-Seater Tata Harrier (XUV500 Rival) Spied On Test, Launch Late This Year

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Tata Buzzard is the 7-seater version of the Harrier that was unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, spotted on test in Nagpur

The Tata Harrier 7-Seater made its global debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and looks all set to launch later this year. Badged as Buzzard in Geneva, is basically the 7-seater version of the Tata Harrier. It will lock horns with the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming MG Hector’s 7-seat version.

Recently, the fully camouflaged 7-Seater Buzzard spotted on test in Nagpur by our reader Sumeet Jain. Like the Tata Harrier, the Tata Buzzard has a wheelbase of 2,741 mm. However, it’s 63 mm longer, which makes it 4,718 mm long. It also makes the Buzzard the longest model in its class.

To put things in perspective, the new SUV is a full 76 mm longer than the Mahindra XUV500, which is not really surprising, considering even the Mahindra XUV500 is longer than the popular Mahindra Scorpio.

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The great overall length even makes the Tata Buzzard longer than the MG Hector, which isn’t a small SUV by any stretch of imagination. While the Buzzard is 6 mm longer and 59 mm wider than the Hector, its wheelbase is 9 mm shorter.

Like the Tata Harrier, the Tata Buzzard has been designed as per the company’s IMPACT 2.0 design theme. In fact, the 7-seater SUV looks exactly like its smaller sibling till the C-pillar, after which it gets larger rear fenders, larger rear glass, a different roofline, a larger rear windscreen and even a new tailgate. What this means is that the Buzzard looks as modern as the Harrier, while its increased dimensions give it a bolder stance.

Tata Harrier 7 Seater layout (buzzard)

Powering the Tata Buzzard is a more powerful version of the 2.0-litre Kryotec engine that powers the Harrier. Dubbed Kryotec170, the updated motor outputs 170 hp and 350 Nm. It will be available with two transmission options – a 6-speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic. The latter will even make it to the Harrier.

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