Harrier is going to be based on new OMEGA platform, which will be base for all models above 4.3 metres in length and it is based on the Jaguar Land Rover D8 platform
Tata Motors is testing new Harrier across different parts of the country and the latest spy pics have come from Bangalore, but this particular test mule appears to be an older one as it comes with dummy headlamps and tail lamps as Harrier prototype with production spec lights were already spotted last month.
The Harrier is going to be based on new OMEGA platform, which will be base for all models above 4.3 metres in length and it is based on the Jaguar Land Rover D8 platform. But Tata Motors has made lots of changes for the platform to make it more affordable compared to JLR.
Tata Motors has carried over the same design theme of H5X concept shown at 2018 Auto Expo. The headlamp gets LED lights along with new muscular bumper and big wheel arches. The production model is expected to come with 17 or 18-inch wheels. Quarter panel glass merges with rear glass to give a wrap-around effect.
The Harrier also comes with LED tail lamps at rear with a new bumper and integrated spoiler. Overall, the design will appeal to lots of people. The interior design of Harrier is completely different from any other products from Tata Motors as the Harrier gets a new three-spoke steering wheel and new instrument cluster also.
We can expect the quality of materials used inside cabin to be really good and Harrier will be packed with lots of features like touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, cruise control, leather seats, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic headlamps and more.
The Harrier will be powered by 2.0 L engine sourced from FCA producing 140 bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to 6 speed and automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai with various driving modes. Tata Motors is expected to launch new Harrier in early 2019 and it will compete against Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass.