Tata Timero Or Atmos could be the production name of the H7X that will make global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow
Tata Motors is preparing to introduce a range of new products and concepts at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show that opens for press tomorrow. The homegrown manufacturer is destined to make a huge impact in its 21st year of presence at the glamorous Swiss show and will be debuting four new vehicles.
The premium hatchback rivalling against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo has been named the Altroz. An all-electric concept based on the Altroz will also be unveiled and is based on the modular ALFA platform as well.
The Hornbill micro SUV concept is another big product and it caters to high volumes when the production variant goes on sale next year. However, last but not the least, the seven-seater version of the Harrier will be launched during the course of this year.
As Tata has trademarked Timero and Atmos, we believe one of the names could be used for what has been codenamed H7X. Tata Motors will apply distinctive character to the H7X. Compared to the Harrier, it will have styling changes and apart from the apparent addition of third row for accommodating two more passengers, the premium SUV will be propelled by a more powerful engine.
It is worth noting that Tata will include more upmarket features into the mix. Moreover, the Tata Timero or Atmos will use the same 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced four-cylinder diesel engine that Tata calls as Kryotec. As the Jeep Compass, which also utilises the same powertrain, the H7X will be good enough to produce a maximum power output of 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque.
It will be connected to either a six-speed manual or a Hyundai-sourced six-speed torque converter automatic. The latter will also find its way into Harrier sooner rather than later. The Tata Timero or Atmos will have a longer rear overhang due to the seven-seater configuration and it will be underpinned by the same OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) architecture.