The Tata Harrier 5-seater model will be launched first followed by the 7-seater at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The latest addition to Tata’s arsenal of SUVs, the Tata Harrier has been one of the biggest launches to wait for in 2019. Expected to enter the ring with the Hyundai Creta, the Renault Captur and other upcoming models like the Nissan Kicks and the Kia SP SUV, the vehicle was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in concept form as the H5X. The official launch is expected to be in January 2019.
While the 5-seater model of the Harrier will be launched before the 7-seater, information about the 7-seater has recently been revealed. The 7-seater model, which will come under a different name to help distinguish itself from the 5-seater Harrier, is expected to be officially launched at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Both vehicles will be built on the Land Rover’s D8 platform which is also shared with models like the Discovery Sport. The 7-seater Harrier will have a longer rear overhang than the five-seater by 62 mm. This will be to accommodate the third row of seats. The platform also provides sufficient space for more passengers. Both vehicles will share the same wheelbase of 2741 mm and the same design.
Keeping in compliance with global emission norms, the five-seat Harrier houses a BS4 compliant, 140 HP power generating, 2.0-litre engine, termed ‘Kryotec’ by Tata. The 7-seater is expected to have an even more powerful engine which can produce a power of 170 HP and maybe more, which is designed to be in compliance with BS6 norms.
Eventually the 5-seater Harrier’s engine will also be made BS6 compliant. The transmission options available for the 7-seater Harrier will be a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic sourced from Hyundai.
The 5-seater Harrier is estimated to have an on-road price ranging between Rs. 16 – 21 lakhs. So we can assume the 7-seater Harrier will be priced more.
Tata Harrier 7-Seater
– Expected to be launched at 2020 Auto Expo under different name
– Engine details not out, may generate more than 170 HP
– Will be compliant with BS6 emission norms