The Tata Harrier is the most anticipated vehicle that is in works right now. Tata is going to launch the car in January next year. Tata has been teasing us for the past couple of weeks with new videos of the car. They have been showing us all the different scenarios and environments this car has been testing in. The car has gone through numerous shock testing and water wadding tests. It has been tested for 22 lakh kilometers over harsh terrain. And now in the latest news the full car has been revealed. In their latest teaser video, Tata has revealed the rolling out of the 1st Harrier. Check out our story below to check out the pictures and videos for the same.

The official booking of the Tata Harrier has just begun. With a booking amount of Rs30,000. The car can be booked in the The car is expected to launch in early 2019. If you go to the end of this page you can check out our video on the Harriers latest testing.

 

The Harrier has 80% of the design elements retained from the H5X concept. This platform will also underpin other products in the future, from Tata. It looks futuristic and very appealing. Once on the road, this car is expected to be a stunner and proper head turner like the Nexon. What will will Tata Harrier be like? Will it trample its competition? Read further to know more.

Tata Harrier Launch Date in India

ModelTata Harrier
Launch DateJanuary 2019

The Tata Harrier has been unveiled. The launch would happen next year by January. Teasers of this SUV have been released by the company and from what we have see, it looks very promising. The launch however, is expected in early 2019. Tata will not waste time launching this vehicle. The five-seater version is expected to come in first. There is also a plan to launch a seven-seater version. The new SUV will compete with the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur. 

The Harrier has been testing for some time now and it seems its gearing up for a launch in early 2019. We have shared a number of spy images of this upcoming SUV.  Tata will not want to waste any time in bringing out this SUV. The production model of the Tata Harrier is likely to be unveiled later this year. The launch will follow next year in January mostly.

 

Tata Harrier New Pictures

Also check out the video of the Tata Harrier being assembled in the manufacturers facility in Pune. The facility was made and put to work within 6 months. Reads further for more details.

Harrier front

Tata Harrier Spy Shots

The Tata Harrier is going to be a completely new car with the Land Rover D8 platform and will be powered by a 140hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine. A 6-speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic will be on offer. Here are some spy shots of the car testing and a shot of the car in the factory.

In these new spy shots sent by our avid readers, we can see the sleek tail lamps and unique headlight design. The LED DRL has a completely different housing above the head lights. This gives the Tata Harrier a very unique front fasica. Small details like these make the upcoming Harrier a better and more cool choice to have over other SUV.

Tata Harrier factory

Tata Harrier Price in India

Tata Harrier VariantsEx-showroom Price
Lower Variant Rs 14 lakhs
Higher VariantRs 20 lakhs

The Harrier is expected to be priced against the Hyundai Creta. The pricing is expected to be between Rs 14 lakhs (ex-showroom) to Rs 20 lakhs for the top model. Both petrol and diesel engines shall be on offer.

The Harrier name comes from the platform it has been built on. It has been made utilizing synergies from the Land Rover team owned by Tata. This platform will also be shared with the Land Rover Discovery. The teaser pictures point towards a mean looking silhouette. Not many details are divulged yet, but we shall be sharing a lot of information on the Tata Harrier, as the car gets closer to its launch.

 

The Tata Harrier is a stylish SUV. It will compete with the Hyundai Creta and also the Mahindra XUV500. As a local product, the Harrier will have a big advantage over an offering like the Jeep Compass.

The bookings for the Tata Harrier have already begun for the price of Rs30,000. There is a dedicated website for the bookings of the Harrier too.

There will be a seven seater version too. There shall be a 2.0-litre diesel engine on the seven-seater version, which will be the same Fiat-sourced unit, also seen on Jeep Compass. This will be coming in with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. A 4WD option is also expected to be offered.

Tata Harrier Specifications

SpecificationsPetrolDiesel
Engine1.2-litre turbo2.0-litre turbo
Power120bhp140bhp
Torque200Nm340Nm
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual / auto

The new Tata Harrier will get a  1.2-litre turbo petrol churning about 120bhp of power and it will be mated to a six-speed manual and automatic options. The diesel will be a 2.0-litre turbo engine producing about 140bhp, which is a Fiat sourced unit. It will come with six-speed manual and auto transmission as well. The gearboxes will be different and not FCA units. These engines will be powerful enough and can compete with the Creta. The Harrier will provide buyers with a very good option at that price. The automatic option should be made available with the diesel version of the car immediately after the launch or at the launch.

Tata Harrier Kyrotec engine

Tata Harrier Kyrotec engine

So the newly reveled two-litre diesel, Kyrotec engine which is the same unit as found on the Jeep Compass could produce around 140hp on the Harrier and the a larger seven seat version of the SUV that is due later will come with the 170hp version of the same engine. On the Harrier, the engine will come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and will also be offered with the option of a Hyundai-sourced six-speed automatic.

Tata Motors also says the Harrier’s engine will feature an electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger, a low friction valve train and an advanced EGR system. The engine is being benchmarked against global standards for performance.

The Harrier engine will come with multiple drive modes that will work in conjunction with ‘Terrain Response Modes of the ESP’. The Harrier will be built on Tata’s Omega Arc platform that has its roots in Land Rover’s D8 architecture, so it’s safe to expect all-wheel drive-equipped Harriers to be competent off-road.

Another characteristic of the Harrier will be it’s engine which will have a sport identification. Tata has been testing the car at the Kari racetrack and it has been performing well.

Tata Harrier Mileage

AreaPetrol Diesel
City11 km/l 13 km/l
Highway15 km/l18 km/l

The Harrier diesel shall return about 13 km/l in city driving and about 18 km/l on the highway. The petrol shall be good to return 11km/l in the city and around 15 km/l on the highway. These are in real driving conditions and not in a lab environment.

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Tata Harrier Design

The Tata Harrier is a five-seater SUV and if the concept and the spy shots are anything to go by, it will be one the best looking SUVs in the market. It will be have a modern fasica as well as muscular and rugged design elements that that Tata SUVs are made up of. The road presence will be intimidating and striking. The company is looking at giving the best options to SUV buyers and this will be one of them. It will retain most of it styling from the concept. The headlamps are sleek. The front grille will be sleek and there will be a lot on offer in terms of features. There shall be projector headlamps and 17-inch stylish alloy wheels. Obviously the meat on the tyres and the alloy wheels will be very different. 

 

The Tata Harrier will look attractive from the rear end as well. This is one glamorous looking SUV. Styling of the Harrier is its main USP. The rear silhouette in the spy shots looks like the car is still sticking to the concepts design style. 

 

The Land Rover Discovery Sport will be built on the same platform. The Harrier has been built keeping local conditions in mind. Tata is aiming at getting more and more global products. This car sharing it’s platform with the Discovery Sport is not a coincidence. The sharing of the platform will also mean that the Tata Harrier will be a very able, comfortable and versatile car of it’s class. Expect the Harrier to get best in class features. Tata would be looking at an onslaught in this segment and grabbing a large pie, currently enjoyed by the Hyundai Creta. The car will be a serious threat to even the Renault Captur and the Nissan Terrano.

Also Read Jeep Compass Review

 

Tata Harrier Interior

 

The Harrier will have contemporary interiors. A neat dashborad with smooth flowing lines will be there. The steering wheel will be a new one with a flat bottom. It will be a welcome change as currently most of the Tata vehicles have a common design for the steering wheel. The floor console will have a known for selecting driving modes, like the Nexon. A large touchscreen will be seen. The car will have modern features like Mirror Link, Android Auto and a reverse camera. A 10-speaker Harman audio system will be offered as well. The upholstery will be trendy. This will be a spacious SUV and will be wide enough to accommodate 3 adults in the second row.

New spy shots of the Tata Harrier have reveled some many interesting details. The new instrument cluster and the the steering wheel mounted controls. The spy shots also revel a lot about the Land Rover technology that has gone into making this car. The car is going to get the famous Terrain Management System from Land Rover

The seats will fold flat and the boot will get good space. The SUV will get six airbags and will be high on safety. The top end variants will get leather upholstery and there will be leather on the steering wheel and gear knob as well. The Harrier will get rear AC vents.

Also Read: Tata Nexon AMT – All Details

Tata Harrier Platform

The Tata Harrier’s platform details have been reveled now. The Harrier’s Omega ARC platform is based on the Land Rover D8 architecture. The platform is also seen on the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque. The new platform with it’s architecture is a going to be a overall better refined car. The Omega Arc platform will be used as the base for future SUVs too. The Harrier’s ride over broken road conditions is also going to be more controlled due to optimized torsional and bending stiffness. With the D8 platform, the Tata Harrier is likely to benefit from the driving dynamics seen on Land Rovers as it will have a similar floorpan, steering gear, and an all-independent suspension. Some of the aluminium bits, however, will be replaced by more affordable steel parts to keep costs in check.

tata Harrier Platform 2

The Tata Harrier will have a quiet cabin due to the use of auxiliary isolation panels. Moreover, it will have efficiently designed crumple zones and see the extensive use of high strength steel to offer a higher level of safety. Safety is something that Tata gives priority too when it comes to the Nexon with has a four star Global NCAP rating.

Tata Harrier Video

To understand the new details about the Omega platform, do check out our video on the same-

Tata Harrier Features

The Harrier will come equipped with the following features. These are as follows:

  • Keyless entry
  • Push start and stop button
  • Touchscreen system with reverse camera
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Six airbags
  • Leather upholstery
  • Rear AC vents
  • Sun roof
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers

Tata Harrier Colours

Tata Harrier would come in six colour options. These are:

  • Orange
  • Red
  • Dark Brown
  • White
  • Plum
  • Silver

Tata Harrier Images

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Summary

The Tata Harrier is a new upcoming SUV that is extremely stylish and is expected to be feature loaded. This is a five-seater and a good option for buyers looking for a mid-sized SUV.

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