The H7X-based Tata Buzzard SUV made its global debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s the seven-seater version of the Harrier and one of the derivatives of Tata's new future protected architectures. It was unveiled alongside the Altroz, Altroz EV, Buzzard Sport and the event’s show-stopper - the H2X Concept. Let's take a look at the exterior details through these official images.
Like the Tata Harrier, which is already available in India, the Buzzard is also based on the company's Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA) Architecture.
As compared to the Harrier, the new Buzzard sports bigger proportions and a slightly different styling. It’s meant to be a comfortable family SUV with the option of a third row of seats.
The face is almost identical to the Harrier except for the tweaks to the grille. The bumper integrated with split headlamps, fog lamps and LED DRLs on top are carried over from the Harrier.
While the side profile boasts of changes like larger roof rails and new alloy wheels, the biggest change is the plastic cladding connecting to the D-pillar highlighting the SUV’s elongated portion.
At the back, there’s a large spoiler complimenting the bigger windshield. Then, there are restyled LED tail lamps integrated in the black accents on the tail gate.
Positioned below the number plate housing is the Buzzard logo, and another highlight is the new beefy rear bumper with silver elements and a diffuser.
The cabin will be similar to the Harrier with a black theme with wooden styling elements. The seats will also be similar, of course, with the exception of a third row of seats at the back.
Under the hood of the Buzzard, we can expect the same 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine powering the Harrier. However, power output might be increased to 170bhp and 320Nm of peak torque.
Apart from the standard six-speed manual gearbox on all variants, Tata Motors might also offer an automatic version with the Hyundai sourced six-speed automatic transmission.
In global markets, the Harrier with some styling changes will be sold as the Buzzard Sport alongside the Buzzard as its seven-seater version. In India, the Buzzard might get a new moniker.