Tata Motors is all set to unleash its new flagship SUV, the Harrier. Born as the H5X concept at Auto Expo 2018, the Harrier premium SUV will make its market entry early 2019, meanwhile, the company has revealed a lot of information about the SUV except price.
Tata Motors has high hopes in the Harrier and claims it will set a new benchmark for SUVs in India. Is it a tall claim? Let's take deep dive to know more about Tata Harrier.
Tata Harrier- Design
The usual pattern among carmakers is to water down flashy stuff when a vehicle goes from concept form into production. However, that is not the case with Harrier and the SUV has retained most of the characteristics of the H5X concept revealed at Auto Expo 2018.
The Harrier gets a pair of slim daytime running lamps, muscular wheel arches, a prominent shoulder line and sloping roofline towards its rear. The black coloured grille and muscular front bumper add sportiness to its face. Interestingly, the headlamps are set on bumper alongside the fog lamps which is unusual for most of the SUVs sold in India.
The imposing shoulder line and new chrome beading at the top section of the window line add a premium touch to the Harrier. At the rear, slim wraparound tail lamps are connected with a black lining and beefy bumper adds mass to the rear end. The Harrier gets black plastic cladding along all four sides and five-spoke alloy wheels will be offered with higher spec models.
Tata Harrier- Dimensions
Tata Harrier is a five-seater SUV and it measures 4,598mm in length, 1,894mm in width, 1,706mm in height and has a wheelbase that is 2,741mm. The ground clearance is believed to be at 205mm. The Harrier gets a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres and weighs 1,675kg.
Tata Harrier- Platform, engine and transmission
Harrier is the first vehicle based on Tata Motors' new generation Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture (OMEGA) platform, derived from Land Rover's D8 architecture. The SUV will draw power from an inline 4-cylinder 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine tune to develop 138bhp at 3,750rpm and 350Nm of torque at 1,750-2,500rpm mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Interestingly, Tata Harrier will not get four-wheel drive system. Instead, it will boast of Land Rover-like Terrain Response controller with multiple modes (Normal, Wet and Rough) for the ESP system.
Tata Harrier- colours
Tata Motors will offer the Harrier in five colour options- Calisto Copper, Ariel Silver, Thermisto Gold, Orcus White and Telesto Grey. However, XE variant will be offered only in Orcus White, XM in all colours barring Calisto Copper, while XT and XZ are offered in all five colours.
Tata Harrier- Variants and features
|Tata Harrier XE||Dual airbags
ABS with EBD
Speed sensitive door locks
16-inch steel wheels
Power adjustable wing mirrors
Four-way adjustable driver's seat
Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
Rear AC vents
|Tata Harrier XM||Front fog lamps
Rear parcel shelf
7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
Steering-mounted audio controls
USB, Aux and Bluetooth compatible audio system
Multi-Drive modes (Eco, City and Sport)
Remote central locking
Six-way adjustable driver's seat
Follow me home headlamps
|Tata Harrier XT||LED DRLs
17-inch alloy wheels
Audio system with four speakers and four tweeters
Video playback and image display via USB
Voice recognition and SMS readout
Apple CarPlay (will come at a later date)
Climate control system
8-way adjustable driver's seat
Power folding and adjustable wing mirrors
Automatic headlamps and wipers
Cooled storage under the front centre armrest
Rear armrest with cup holders
|Tata Harrier XZ||Xenon HID projector headlamps
Front fog lamps with cornering function
Shark fin antenna
8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
JBL speakers with an amplifier
7.0-inch digital instrument display
Terrain response modes (Normal, Wet and Rough)
Six airbags (Driver, Co-Driver, Seat Side & Curtain)
Hill-hold and hill-descent control
Corner stability control
Hydraulic brake assist
60:40 split folding seats