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Tata Motors has been readying for its second innings after the long lull in the Indian market and after the Tiago and the Nexon’s success, it is time for more additions to the fleet. One of these new products is the Tata Harrier SUV. It was showcased as the H5X Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo....read full review
Tata Motors has been readying for its second innings after the long lull in the Indian market and after the Tiago and the Nexon’s success, it is time for more additions to the fleet. One of these new products is the Tata Harrier SUV.
This SUV has been built on the Land Rover platform and will be a Hyundai Creta rival. The Land Rover platform, with its aluminium-infused architecture is an expensive affair and fitting the economies for the Creta-segment is certainly laudable. The aluminium will certainly be replaced by more cost-effective materials but the inherent beauty of this platform will certainly make the Harrier a force to reckon with. Add the independent suspension at all four ends, and we are talking about performance of international standards.
The rendering shows typical Tata lines and the signature smiley face which finds a sweet spot between the Nexon’s appeal and the Hexa’s aggression. The design is muscular and with the flared wheel arches and rising shoulder-line, it looks brawny as well. In terms of Interior, expect the h5 to be a class leader in terms of features and equipment replete with a floating touchscreen display, automatic climate control, electrically operated mirrors et al.
This platform will be powered by the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel from Fiat that also powers the Jeep Compass and we are sure about this because Tata Motors has already placed an order for more than a lakh engines already. The Harrier might come with the 140bhp setup making it one of the most powerful machines in the segment, something that Tata has already done with the Nexon, and are reaping its benefits.
The Tata Harrier will go into production by the end of 2018 or early 2019 and will rival the Hyundai Creta, the Renault Duster, the Renault Captur and the Jeep Compass along with competitors like the Mahindra Scorpio.