In a surprise development today, Tata Motors has fully revealed the Harrier's exterior. The company's new flagship SUV will reach the showrooms in January 2019.
Previewed by the Tata H5X concept at Auto Expo 2018, the Tata Harrier is the homegrown automaker’s first production model embodying the IMPACT 2.0 design language.
The Tata Harrier sports sleek LED DRLs that are a part of a Euro-style two-tier front light setup that is becoming popular among global SUVs. The headlights are set at the mid-level, and the fog lamps are positioned right below them. The prominent three-part grille layout and the large bumper design perfectly complements the aggressive front light setup.
On the sides, the sleek greenhouse that gets noticeably narrower behind the rear door gives a very dynamic look to the Tata Harrier. As promised during the IMPACT 2.0 design language announcement, the SUV has a strong fender volume, which gives it a very imposing presence. At the rear, the sleek tail lamps reminiscent of Jaguar SUVs float out onto the shoulders, emphasising the width of the SUV.
Powering the Tata Harrier is a 2.0-litre ‘Kroytec’diesel engine, which is a renamed 2.0-litre MultiJet II turbocharged four-cylinder unit made by FCA. It develops a maximum power of 140 PS, and it will come paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission.
Tata Motors is working on upgrading the dealerships to offer a more premium buying experience customers will expect for its most expensive model that will cost anywhere from around INR 16-21 lakh OTR. It has started accepting pre-bookings on a dedicated website and at dealerships, for an amount of INR 30,000.