Nepal has become the first export market of the Tata Harrier. The C-SUV has been launched in India's neighbouring country as the 'Tata H5', with prices starting at a whopping NPR 56,55,000 (INR 35,20,096.16).
Globally, the Harrier name is already in use by Toyota for its mid-size SUV that is made at the Takaoka Plant in Japan. So, it was obvious that Tata Motors will ship its Harrier to most or all export markets with a different name. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the event where the C-SUV had its international debut, it was called 'Buzzard Sport'. However, it has been launched as the 'H5' in Nepal, after the 'H5X' name of the concept it has been derived from.
The Tata H5 is sold in Nepal in the same specifications and with same features as the Tata Harrier in India. Like in the domestic market, there are four grades on offer, namely XE, XM, XT and XZ.
Xenon HID projector headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, ORVMs with logo projection, LED tail lights, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Benecke-Kaliko perforated leather seat upholstery and door pad inserts, 8-way adjustable driver's seat, instrument cluster with 7-inch colour TFT display, 9 JBL speakers with Amplifier, 6 airbags and ESP are some of the equipment highlights.
At the heart of the JLR-derived D8 platform-based C-SUV is an FCA-made 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 140 PS and 350 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission sends drive to the front wheels.
Sipradi Trading, Tata Motors official distributor in Nepal, is so confident about the Tata H5 that it's challenging customers to book with an assurance of refunding 120% of the amount in case of a cancellation.
Tata H5 - Prices
- Tata H5 XE - NPR 56,55,000 (INR 35,20,096.16)
- Tata H5 XM - NPR 64,55,000 (INR 40,18,076.16)
- Tata H5 XT - NPR 69,55,000 (INR 43,29,313.66)
- Tata H5 XZ - NPR 74,55,000 (INR 46,40,551.17)