After Tata lifted the curtains off the Harrier officially and revealed the vehicle through pictures, it has been seen testing with minimum camouflage
Tata Harrier premium SUV was officially revealed recently in India. It is a highly awaited SUV and the bookings have already opened for Rs. 30,000. Tata has been testing the Harrier for a long time now but it had always remained under a heavy camouflage hiding the body lines quite well.
However, a few pictures from the manufacturer revealed how the vehicle would look like in real life. Even with the pictures, we have not gotten to see how big the vehicle is. Tata has now started testing the Harrier with a much lighter camouflage and recently a test mule was seen testing on the road giving us some glimpse of its overall size.
This picture completely reveals the side-profile of the Harrier. The side profile reveals the massiveness of the Harrier and how it would actually look like in the real life. The Tata Harrier retains most of the design elements of the H5X, which is the concept model the Harrier is based on.
The picture reveals the aggressive side profile of the Harrier with a sleek window line that looks very aggressive. The five-seat SUV gets minimal camouflage on the doors and the bonnet that hides the creases on the body. The Harrier also gets an aggressive rear-three quarter panel.
The elongated tail lamp follows the rear wheel arch quite a lot and almost ends at the middle of the rear wheel arch. The side picture also reveals how the alloy wheels would look like in real life. Tata will offer 17 or 18-inch wheels with the Harrier in the production version.
The Harrier would take on the vehicles like Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV 500. The Harrier looks much bigger than the Jeep Compass and is likely to have an imposing presence on the road with higher ground clearance. It is the first time Tata builds an SUV based on the OMEGA architecture, which, in turn, is derived from JLR’s D8 platform.
It will get a 2.0-litre Kryotec four-cylinder diesel engine producing close to 140 hp with multiple driving modes and an automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai as optional. The Harrier will be priced between Rs. 16 lakh and Rs. 22 lakh and the deliveries would start from January 2019 onwards.