Tata H7X production model wheelbase will likely be the same as Harrier but the length may increase to improve interior space
Tata Motors is expected to debut the H7X Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March and the production model could reach the market by the end of this year. The H7X is basically the seven-seater version of Harrier but the company will make some changes to make it different capitalising on the good initial response for the Harrier.
The Harrier and the upcoming H7X are based on the same OMEGA platform, which is derived from the D8 platform of Land Rover Discovery Sport. The wheelbase of both models will likely be the same but the length may increase to accommodate two more passengers.
The upcoming H7X is expected to be much bigger than its rivals. The increased dimensions will help Tata Motors to add third-row seats and the boot space might improve compared to Harrier. The exterior design theme will be different for both models but the dual headlamp setup might be retained with a new design.
The interior design could be similar and we can expect the H7X to come with more premium features along with advanced safety and driver assistance features. The upcoming H7X will be powered by the same 2.0 L diesel engine sourced from FCA but it will produce more power as Tata Motors is expected to offer 171 HP of power and 351 Nm of torque.
This engine will likely be mated to manual gearbox along with a Hyundai sourced automatic torque converter gearbox with front-wheel drive system as standard. Tata Motor is expected to offer the H7X with the all-wheel-drive system and it will retain the different drive modes like the one on Harrier.
The upcoming H7X is expected to be priced aggressively against competitors. The company is also widely reported to showcase the Hornbill concept at the Geneva Motor Show as the brand always makes a grand presence there and the production model will likely reach the market next year.