- The SUV is likely to be launched in India towards the end of 2019.
- The Buzzard will employ a 2.0L diesel engine with an optional 9-speed automatic transmission.
Earlier this month, the production-spec Tata Buzzard was spied testing in India. Now, the 7-seater version of the Harrier SUV has been spotted yet again in India ahead of its launch towards the end of this year. The Buzzard made its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.
While Tata Motors owns the copyrights to the Buzzard nameplate in India, the company has revealed that the moniker was coined only for Geneva Motor Show. Moreover, the company recently copyrighted the Cassini nameplate for an upcoming car, which will reportedly be the name for the 7-seater Tata Harrier.
The Buzzard is internally codenamed Tata H7X. The SUV is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier. It has been done to create enough leg-space and headroom in the third row of seats to comfortably accommodate its occupants. The SUV will get a stepped-up roof, and the third row will feature individual AC vents. On the outside, the Buzzard will get integrated roof rails.
On the features front, the Tata Buzzard is likely to come equipped with an electric sunroof, AWD drivetrain and an optional automatic transmission. Powering the Buzzard will be a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel motor that will be tuned to generate 170bhp and 350. It will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission and a nine-speed automatic gearbox, which will soon make its debut on the Jeep Compass Trailhawk. The SUV is expected to fall under the Rs 14-18 lakhs (ex-showroom) price bracket.