The Tata H7X 7-seater SUV will be sold with a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission that will be also offered on the Harrier
The concept version of the Tata H7X 7-seater SUV will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The production model will launch later this year. As it will be based on the Harrier, it will share many components with the company’s most modern SUV. However, it will have a huge mechanical advantage due to its automatic transmission option. The same gearbox will be even offered in the Harrier after the introduction of the H7X.
The automatic transmission for the Tata H7X will be sourced from Hyundai and will be a 6-speed unit. As for the engine, it will be the 170 hp version of the FCA-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Harrier.
The same engine is also available on the Jeep Compass and will even power the MG Hector. Tata Motors will not use the ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission that the international Compass offers as it would lead to a huge escalation in the prices.
The Tata H7X will be bigger than the Harrier and will look slightly less radical. The addition of the third row will lead to an increment in the length. Even the sloping roofline of the Harrier will be absent on the H7X to make sure there is enough headroom for the passengers in the last row of seats. The new model will have the same wheelbase of 2,741 mm but will be 62 mm longer than the Harrier.
The 2.0-litre Multijet II engine for the Tata H7X, which will be sold with the Kryotec branding, will be BSVI compliant right from the day of the new model’s launch. Other than the Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission, the company will also offer a 6-speed manual unit. As is the case with the Harrier, the H7X will not be sold with an optional 4WD system.
Prices of the Tata H7X are expected to range from Rs 14 to 20 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be pitted against the high-end Mahindra XUV500 variants and the MG Hector.