Tata Harrier is a highly-awaited SUV in the market, It would rival the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta in India
Tata has finally revealed the all-new upcoming Harrier that will be launched in the market soon. The Harrier is a highly awaited SUV and would take on the likes of the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta in the market.
With the buzz building around the SUV, what are the things that you cannot ignore about it? Here are ten such things that you should know about the upcoming Harrier.
1. 80% similarity with the concept
When the Tata unveiled the H5X concept at the 2018 Auto Expo, the chief designer said that the production version would remain quite similar to the concept model. Tata released the exterior of the all-new Harrier and it shares 80% similarity to the concept, which is quite commendable.
2. Gets Land Rover connection
The Harrier would be the first ever vehicle that will be based on the OMEGA platform. The platform has been derived from the Land Rover’s LR550 which underpins the SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery. Tata has done minor changes to the platform to bring down the cost but it shares the DNA with the LR 550, which is expected to make the Harrier a capable off-roader.
3. You can book a Harrier right now
Yes, you can book a Tata Harrier right. Tata has started taking the official bookings online and off-line through their dealership network. Anyone can book the vehicle at a payment of Rs. 30,000, which is fully refundable.
4. Deliveries only next year
Even though Tata has shared that the Harrier has entered the production and the first-ever production Harrier rolled off the production line, the deliveries would start in late January 2019. Tata is expecting a huge demand for the Harrier and is creating a large inventory so that the waiting period remains under control.
5. Price of the Harrier known
Even though Tata has not revealed the prices officially, there have been a certain reports suggesting that the on-road price of the base version of the Harrier would be around Rs. 16 lakhs. The top-end version would be priced around Rs. 22 lakhs. The same has been confirmed by various social media channels of Tata Motors.
6. The Jeep connection
The Harrier would be available only with a diesel engine. The engine would be supplied by Fiat, who owns the Jeep. Interestingly, Tata has named the engine has KRYOTEC but it is a rebadged version of the FIAT 2.0-litre diesel Multijet engine that also powers the Jeep Compass in India.
7. More mileage than the Compass
Same engine but more fuel efficient than the Compass? That’s because Tata is expected to re-tune the engine and bring down the power to around 140 Bhp. The same engine in Jeep Compass produces around 170 Bhp. The lower power output would mean a better fuel efficiency.
8. Even Hyundai gets a place in Harrier
While the engine comes from Fiat, the automatic transmission is supplied from Hyundai. The Harrier would get a 6-speed torque convertor transmission supplied by Hyundai. Initially, it Fiat was expected to supply the 8-speed transmission but it would have increased the price by a lot. Tata will now use the Hyundai’s 6-speed transmission that is also available with the Tucson automatic.
9. Tested for 10 years
Tata officially has tested all the test mules of the Harrier for 22 lakh km! All the test mules of the Tata Harrier have accumulated a total distance of 22 lakh km, which according to Tata is like 10 years of ownership. Tata has tested the Harrier in extreme harsh conditions and we can expect a niggle-free product when it is launched.
10. A bigger Harrier would launch too!
Tata is also working a 7-seat version of the Harrier, which is internally known as the H7X. It would get three row seats and would be taking on the likes of the Honda CR-V and upcoming Mahindra Y400 in the Indian market. It would also get a higher powered tune of the engine and is expected to produce around 170 Bhp. The H7X is expected to be launched by the end of 2019.