- Tata Harrier might debut in the next couple of months
- Sales to begin in Q1 2019
After over a year of testing their all-new SUV in parts and components, Tata has assembled the entire Harrier, thus marking the final phase of testing schedule. With production-ready headlamps, tail lamps as well as interiors and trims, the Tata Harrier is being benchmarked against the Jeep Compass.
The Tata Harrier is based on the Omega platform derived from Land Rover’s D8 platform which underpinned the Freelander and the Discovery Sport as well. Needless to say, this aluminium-infused platform is expensive. Tata has localised it to a great extent, but, with all its provisions, it would be a gargantuan task to bring the costs down to match something like a Hyundai Creta or the Nissan Terrano.
Which also explains why Tata Harrier is being pitted against the Compass. It also has the same 2.0-litre diesel engine and might have equivalent performance. From the limited glimpse of interior that we got, it does look premium with a large touchscreen dominating the centre console along with climate control and other bells and whistles. We already know the premium hybrid LCD-analog display that the Harrier will feature.
From the looks of it, the Harrier, in person, looks bigger than the Creta and sits taller as well. In fact, it might not be a surprise if it even betters the Jeep Compass. With its debut around the corner, all we can do is to wait and watch until we get the actual details.