The Tata Harrier’s exterior has leaked online in a spy shot published by Team-BHP forum member BipB. Tata Motors has announced that it has opened the new model’s bookings today.
The latest spy shot gives a clear look at the Tata Harrier’s profile and rear-end. On the sides, the bulging fenders, and a notably high ground clearance give a compelling look the SUV. The upswept beltline makes the greenhouse sleeker towards the rear, lending a sense of sportiness. At the back, the Jaguar-style elegant tail lamps float outwards to the sides and a large skid plate underlines the toughness. As for the interior, a floating central display is visible in the spy shot.
The Tata Harrier is underpinned by a modified version of JLR’s D8 platform. The first production model to embody the IMPACT 2.0 design language uses two more components from other automakers. The engine is from FCA, the 140 PS 2.0-litre MultiJet II turbocharged diesel mill. Tata Motors, however, has branded it ‘Kryotec’. The 6-speed automatic transmission, which is expected as an option to a 6-speed manual transmission, comes from Hyundai. An AWD system is unlikely, even as an option.
Interested customers can book the Tata Harrier starting today at a dealership or on tataharrier.com, for an amount of INR 30,000. IAB understands that the media preview will likely take place next month, followed by a market launch in early 2019. A 7-seat version (codename: Tata H7X) will follow by 2020. Preparing for a slew of premium models arriving starting next year, Tata Motors is working on upgrading its dealerships.
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