- The Harrier will be based on the new OMEGA platform and be the first product to use Tata’s Impact 2.0 design language.
- Expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2019.
Tata Motors showcased the gorgeous-looking H5X Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. Now, the Mumbai-based carmaker has officially announced the name of the production-ready SUV. Officially christened the ‘Harrier’, the new SUV will be launched in India in the first quarter of 2019.
According to the carmaker, Harrier means “A dominant beast imbued with endless stamina and strength. Gifted with unwavering instinct. Effortlessly conquers every challenge thrown its way.”
The Harrier will be the first car to carry the new Impact 2.0 design philosophy giving us a glimpse of future vehicles from Tata. It will be based on the OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) platform, which was developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. This newly-developed platform is derived from the Land Rover D8 architecture and is adapted to suit the Indian conditions by Tata’s engineers. The five-seater monocoque SUV is likely to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine. Reports also indicate that a seven-seater variant might be introduced at a later date.
On the occasion of announcing the Harrier name, Mayank Pareek, president, passenger vehicle business unit, Tata Motors, said – “With Turnaround 2.0 into play, we are geared to win sustainably in the market. We are proudly speeding towards our next market introduction – ‘Tata Harrier’, yet another game changer, to offer our customers a product that is not only exciting but that which will take our brand value to the next level. With legendary pedigree running through its veins, ‘Tata Harrier’ promises to shatter all current benchmarks and pave entirely new standards for SUVs in India.”