The Tata H7X rendered here is based on spy shots and showcases changes to the side profile compared to the production Harrier
Tata Motors have a slew of new launches lined up between early 2019 and the end of 2020 and three of the confirmed arrivals are a five-seater premium SUV, a seven-seater premium SUV and a premium hatchback. With their additions to the local fleet, the homegrown automaker is hoping to cover the segments it yet has to step foot in.
While we talk about the H5X concept based five-seater Harrier SUV in large spectrum, it is important to note that its seven-seater derivative would also arrive reportedly just a year after its debut. It will obviously be priced at a premium over its five-seat sibling with more off-roading prowess and increases levels of technology.
The rendering showcases the production-based Tata H7X with changes to the side profile compared to the H5X concept. The coupe-like roofline is ditched in favour of availing room for the three-row occupants at the rear. It also has road presence of an authentic SUV with squared wheel arches, large roof rails and tall pillars embracing black paint for a dual-tone appearance.
The H5X and H7X are sharing plenty in common but the mechanical differences begin with the powertrain. Amidst both SUVs using the 2.0-litre four-cylinder FCA-sourced diesel engine, the Multijet II unit is tuned to produce two different power outputs – around 140 hp for Harrier and 170 hp/350 Nm for the seven-seater model.
The seven-seater is more likely to have a different nomenclature altogether and will have standard front-wheel- and optional all-wheel-drive system. As for the transmission, a six-speed manual unit will be employed, accompanied by a six-speed torque converter AT sourced from Hyundai or a nine-speed automatic unit that will soon debut on the Jeep Compass.
The Tata H7X is based on the same OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) architecture as the Harrier and will likely come equipped with multiple driving modes with emphasis on off-roading, driver assistant system, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, TPMS, HHC (Hill Hold Control), HDC (Hill Descend Control), Harman audio and so on.