The compact SUV has been spied testing at Kari Motor Speedway in Tamil Nadu.
The highly anticipated Tata Harrier will be a serious contender in the compact SUV segment. Its modern design and a good number of features are already known about but Tata seems to be keen on giving the Harrier excellent high-speed stability and good cornering characteristics. To get them right, the Harrier has been spied testing at a racetrack, yeah.
The Tata Harrier, from the very beginning, has been touted to be a compact SUV like never before from the company. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel motor that will be offered in two states of tune. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual and a Hyundai sourced 6-speed automatic transmission. Staying true to its SUV nature, there will be an all-wheel-drive system to enhance its off-roading ability. Tata drive modes will, of course, be on offer too. With fine-tuning being done at a racetrack, good driving dynamics are expected which will be a deviation from what Tata cars come with now.
The Tata Harrier test mule that has been spied at the Kari Motor Speedway was fully camouflaged and had 16-inch wheels on. The wheel size for the top-spec variant will be larger as the company has already stated that it will be putting segment leading wheel sizes on its cars. Tata is also working on increasing its retail footprint and is planning to give its customers a premium experience with a demarcated exclusive area to showcase the Harrier and other future premium models.
Initially, the Tata Harrier will be offered as a 5-seater model but a 7-seater version (H7X) is on the cards too. Tata is working really hard to turn around its fortunes in India and the expertise from its subsidiary, Jaguar Land Rover is finally trickling down to the indigenous models. The Harrier will go on sale in India in early 2019 and will be competing with the Hyundai Creta and even the Jeep Compass.
Tata Harrier Spied
– The SUV has been spied testing at a racetrack
– The test mule had a camouflaged body and 16-inch rims
– Testing was being done to fine-tune handling and suspension
Source – AutocarIndia.com