Tata Motors is gearing up for the Creta rival, this will be an SUV that will be longer than four metres. This SUV is based on the Harrier platform, as confirmed by one of sources. This new platform will be used by Tata Motors for UVs. This is a monocoque platform and is being developed along with the Raptor platform with inputs from JLR.
We have spoken about this SUV before and this is a direct competition to the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Terrano. Tata Motors is looking at rolling out the new SUV first on this platform. Tata Motors has been working on two new platforms in total, the Raptor platform and the Harrier platform. The former is a Body Integrated Frame (which is in-between a monocoque and a ladder frame) and the latter is a monocoque. Both these platforms are being developed with inputs from Jaguar Land Rover.
Tata Motors will be using this Harrier platform to develop some other products too. These will be the high-end and will be priced in-excess of INR 9 lakhs. The Creta-competion SUV will be coming with a 1.5-litre diesel engine mostly, which will be a Fiat-sourced engine. Tata has been working on an array of new engines, and we do not have all the details on that yet.