- It is expected to be launched towards the end of this year.
- Tata Buzzard will be 63mm longer than the Harrier.
- The 2.0L diesel engine will be available with manual as well as automatic transmissions.
A production-spec test mule of Tata Buzzard (7-seater Harrier) was spotted testing in Nagpur. Although the prototype is heavily camouflaged, its reveals the overall silhouette of the 7-seater Buzzard (name unconfirmed for India). The SUV is reportedly undergoing its final rounds of testing.
Internally codenamed as the Tata H7X, the SUV made its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. Compared to the Harrier, the Tata Buzzard is 63mm longer, which should comfortably accommodate the third row of seats. That said, the width and wheelbase are identical to Tata Harrier. The SUV will have a higher roofline with a stepped-up roof and integrated roof rails.
On the inside, the cabin and the first and second row seats will be identical to the Harrier. The third row of seats will get individual AC vents and a bigger quarter glass to add to the airy feeling. Equipment list will include a sunroof and an AWD drivetrain, in addition to the features available on Tata Harrier.
Under the hood, the Buzzard will house a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet diesel motor. However, it will generate 170bhp of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It will be available with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions at launch. As far as pricing is concerned, the Buzzard could retail between Rs 14 lakhs to Rs 18 lakhs (ex-showroom).