The Tata Harrier SUV will be the production version of the Tata H5X concept that made its debut at the Auto Expo 2018. A new spy image posted by Motoroids gives us a good look of the upcoming SUV's interior.
From the looks of it, the spy mule that has been caught testing is equipped with a manual transmission. The spy image of the interior shows that the Tata Harrier SUV will come with a floating display for the infotainment unit. Also, there's a chrome strip that runs across the dashboard.
IAB's exclusive spy images of the Harrier's interior had revealed that the instrument cluster of the upcoming flagship SUV has a monotone lighting. The instrument cluster looks more upmarket than the one on the Hexa. It has a colour MID and chrome highlights around the dials. There are digital semi-circular displays for the fuel gauge and instantaneous fuel consumption. Also, there are 'MODE' and 'SET' buttons for toggling through various options that the MID offers. The steering wheel looks somewhat similar to that on the latest Tata models. However, it has a slightly different centre-pad and new buttons.
The Tata Harrier SUV will get its juice from the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II turbocharged diesel engine that powers the Jeep Compass. However, the Harrier is likely to have lower power and torque figures of 140 bhp and 350 Nm respectively. For the H7X, which will be Harrier's 7-seater sibling, the same engine will offer 167 bhp. It will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Also, the Harrier will reportedly get a 6-speed automatic transmission from Hyundai. The upcoming flagship SUV will be underpinned by the new ‘Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA)’ platform. This is basically a modified version of JLR's D8 platform.
The Harrier will go on sale in Q1 2019 (January-March 2019), Tata Motors has confirmed. It will rival the likes of Jeep Compass. Prices should start at around Rs 13 lakh.
[Image Source - Motoroids.com]