- Features new 18-inch alloy wheels.
- The Buzzard is expected to launch in India in early 2020.
- It will be longer and taller by 63mm and 80mm, respectively, over the Harrier.
A seven-seat version of the Tata Harrier, which debuted as the Tata Buzzard at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, was spied testing in India yet again. The latest prototype was seen shod with 'new' 18-inch alloy wheels, similar to the ones found on the Geneva-spec model. The SUV is expected to be launched in India in early 2020.
Tata Motors has revealed that the Buzzard nameplate was coined for the Geneva Motor Show, and the India-spec model will carry a different brand name. Compared to the Harrier, the Buzzard is 63mm longer (4661mm) and 80mm taller (1786mm). The other dimensions remain unchanged. Inside, the Buzzard features a third row of seats with dedicated air-con vents, 12V charging socket and iPod connectivity.
Under the hood, the Tata Buzzard will employ a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel motor. It will reportedly produce 170bhp and 350Nm and will be offered with a Hyundai-sourced six-speed automatic transmission, in addition to a manual slushbox. Tata Motors could also offer an AWD drive-train as an option.
The company has hinted that the Buzzard could retail for a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the Tata Harrier, for the manual version. Besides the seven-seat layout, automatic transmission and possibly an AWD option, the rest of the features of the SUV are likely to remain similar to the Harrier. It will compete against the likes of MG Hector, Honda CR-V and the Mahindra XUV500.