Tata Motors is testing the Harrier extensively across the different parts of the country; likely to be launched in India in January 2019
Tata Harrier is one of the most awaited models to be launched in the country and it will be the production version of the H5X concept, which made its debut at 2018 Auto Expo. The company is testing the new SUV extensively across the different parts of the country to fine tune the suspension for our road conditions.
The Harrier has been spotted again in Bengaluru and the test mule comes with dummy headlamps and tail lamps instead of production lights, so it might be an old prototype. The person who spotted said that Harrier’s size is similar to Mahindra XUV 500. Tata Motors has already confirmed that Harrier is a 5 seater.
The XUV 500 is a seven-seat model and if the Harrier with 5 seats offers similar dimension, then it will be the spacious SUV in its segment with class-leading knee room, shoulder room and head room. Tata Motors is also developing a seven-seat model based on Harrier and it is expected to join the lineup sometime in future.
The Harrier is based on new OMEGA platform from Tata Motors and it will underpin all models above 4.3 m in length. JLR engineers have also played a crucial in the development of this new SUV. The design theme is based on Impact Design 2.0 and the production model will carry forward most of the design elements from the concept version.
The front gets small grille with small LED DRLs and headlamps are positioned below it. The side comes with big wheel arches and 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels, while the rear also gets LED tail lamps and the overall design will appeal to majority of people.
The Harries comes with twin headlamp setup in which LED DRLs are positioned on conventional headlamp position and regular headlamps are positioned below it. The SUV gets muscular wheel arches with 17 or 18-inch wheels. The rear also comes with LED DRLs and a new bumper.
The SUV will be packed with lots of features like leather seats, climate control, cruise control, automatic headlamps, reverse camera and more. Tata Harrier will be powered by 2.0 L diesel engine from FCA and it produces 140 PS and 320 Nm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox sourced from Hyundai. We can expect Harrier to be priced aggressively against competitors.