The Tata Harrier’s 7-seat version (codename: Tata Q502) will also go on sale this year. The three-row version, so far referred to as the Tata H7X, will arrive “shortly after” the Tata 45X, Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors, said yesterday.
The Land Rover-derived D8 platform of the Tata Harrier’s is capable of developing a seven-seater, and the Land Rover Discovery Sport is the living proof of that. Tata Motors will launch the more family-oriented SUV with a different name to sell it as a separate product. The three-row version “will be sufficiently different from the Harrier” and its silhouette “will look completely different”, Marketing Head (PV) Vivek Srivatsa told IAB last month.
By the time the Tata H7X arrives, FCA will have upgraded the 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel engine to comply with the BSVI emission norms. So, it will employ directly this upgraded unit, and that in the same high-power version as the Indian-spec Jeep Compass. The BSIV-compliant high-power version produces 173 PS at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,500 rpm. The Tata H7X will likely brand the high-power version ‘Kryotec170’.
In the Tata Harrier, a 6-speed manual transmission is standard. In the Tata H7X, customers will get to choose between a 6-speed manual transmission and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. While the 5-seat C-SUV is 4,598 mm long, the 7-seat C-SUV will measure 4,660 mm. The rear overhang will account for all of the extra 62 mm, meaning that the wheelbase (2,741 mm) won’t differ.
The Tata Harrier costs INR 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) onwards. Prices of the Tata H7X may start just under INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).