Tata Harrier to lead 2019 Mumbai Marathon as the official pace vehicle

15/09/2018 - 11:19 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Leveraging its parent company Tata Group's title sponsorship of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019, Tata Motors will promote the Harrier at the event in January.

Tata Harrier 2019 Mumbai Marathon
Tata Motors could use a pre-production prototype of the Harrier wrapped in a special livery at the marathon.

The company's upcoming flagship SUV will lead the pack of runners at Asia's largest marathon as the official pace vehicle. Expect to see a pre-production prototype wrapped in a special livery, revealing enough to incite an irresistible web search.

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The Tata Harrier is the production version of the Tata H5X concept that debuted at the Auto Expo 2018. Designed using the IMPACT Design 2.0 design language, the premium SUV has British roots, with a modified version of Jaguar Land Rover's D8 architecture forming its basis. From elsewhere, it will source its engine and automatic transmission.

Tata Motors will offer the Harrier with FCA's 140 PS 2.0-litre MultiJet II engine. It has ordered 70,000 units for this SUV and its 7-seat version (codename: Tata H7X) following in 2020. The four-cylinder diesel mill will direct power to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or a Hyundai-made 6-speed automatic transmission. Availability of an AWD system, at least in the domestic market, is unlikely.

Tata Harrier Spy Image Front Three Quarters
The Tata Harrier's launch will take place by March 2019.

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The Tata Harrier will hit the sweet spot between the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass, with prices likely starting at around INR 12 lakh (ex-showroom). Its launch will take place in early 2019 (by March 2019).

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