Tata Circinae might be the name of upcoming Harrier SUV in the international markets and it is based on Land Rover Discovery Sport platform
Tata Harrier is the official name of H5X production model, which is going to be launched in domestic market in early next year. The Indian manufacturer confirmed earlier that the model will be launched in global market also. The company could name Harrier as Circinae for International markets as it is a taxonomic subfamily within the family Accipitridae – the harriers.
Tata Motors officially revealed the H5X concept at the 2018 Auto Expo, but rumours of a premium SUV from the company was in air for sometime. The new model is going to be based on Land Rover Discovery Sport L550 platform and the company was earlier testing components for H5X under Discovery Sport body.
The design head of Tata Motors already confirmed that the production model will carry forward most of the design elements from concept model and it is based on Impact 2.0 design philosophy of Tata Motors. The Indian manufacturer has received good feedback from visitors at the expo as the design is completely different from current generation of Tata products.
The front gets small LED headlamps which extend towards grille and Tata Motors logo is placed at the centre. The bumper is designed to give muscular look for Harrier along with skid plates. We can expect Tata Motors to offer 17 or 18 inch alloy wheels on Harrier and the rear also continues the same theme from front as the tail lamps are smaller.
Overall the exterior design of Harrier will appeal to wide range of customers. The interior is going to be upmarket and quality of materials will be significantly better than current Tata products with long list of features including touch screen infotainment system, key less entry, push button start, cruise control, leather seats and more.
The Harrier will be powered by 2.0 L Multijet diesel engine from Fiat producing 140 hp of power and it will be mated to both manual and automatic transmission with different drive modes. Tata Motors will give option of two wheel drive and four wheel drive system with Harrier and it will compete against Hyundai Creta.