The Tata Harrier is shaping up to be a promising new SUV. This is the official name for the H5X concept. The name was reveled by Tata this year. The car it self is going to come next year. This SUV in it’s concept form was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 and become a instant hit. Tata has making making waves lately. After the success of the Tiago and Tigor, it was the turn of the Nexon.
There have been reports that hit the internet that the Tata Harrier’s bookings have begun. A man posted a bill of Rs 50,000, which he paid for the early booking of the car. According to one leading publication, this is not true and has gotten the company to give a quote. Tata has said that it was done by the dealer in question because the customer, who was an enthusiast had forced him. The official booking of the Tata Harrier will be heavily publicized by the company. The car is expected to launch in early 2019.
The car is going to be the based on the Omega Platform which is derived from the D8 architecture of the Land Rover models. The car will be the most refined Tata product with class leading technology.
There were also pictures of the Harrier seen around the Kari Motor racetrack and it could become the flagship JTP model for Tata. The JTP edition of the Tata cars seem imminent now.
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
|Launch Date||February 2019|
The Tata Harrier will be unveiled by the end of this year. The launch would happen next year by February. 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.
There were reports earlier that the cars bookings have begun, but that’s not true. Official bookings of the Harrier are yet to begin. The announcement for bookings will be made by Tata through proper channels in a publicized fashion.
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 Price in India
|Tata Harrier Variants||Ex-showroom Price|
|Lower Variant||Rs 10 lakhs|
|Higher Variant||Rs 17 lakhs|
The Harrier is expected to be priced against the Hyundai Creta. The pricing is expected to be between Rs 10 lakhs (ex-showroom) to Rs 17 lakhs for the top model. Both petrol and diesel engines shall be on offer. The petrol engine will be a 1.5-litre unit. This will give it a benefit over the competition. There will be a six-speed automatic transmission available.
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.
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 Mileage
|City||11 km/l||13 km/l|
|Highway||15 km/l||18 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.
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.
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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 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 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.
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.
To understand the new details about the Omega platform, do check out our video on the same-
Tata Harrier Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre turbo||2.0-litre turbo|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-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 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:
- Dark Brown
Tata Harrier Images
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.