Most of the Tata Harrier’s interior spy shots so far show the front cabin. YouTube channel Rotelinie has posted a video showing a spy shot of the SUV’s rear cabin.
Premium models designed for India have a higher focus on the rear cabin because owners employ chauffeurs. The Tata Harrier should offer generous space and ample amenities for the rear-seat passengers. Thanks to a wide body, it will likely seat three adults comfortably. Equipment for the rear-seat passengers may include folding centre armrest with cupholders, adjustable headrests, two AC vents, two USB ports and one-litre bottle holders.
Touch-operated large central display, sliding front centre armrest, power driver’s seat, electric sunroof, engine start-stop button, leather upholstery and dual-tone colour scheme are some more expected interior features of the Tata Harrier.
Tata Motors has developed the Harrier on a modified version of Jaguar Land Rover’s D8 platform. It will offer the first model incorporating the IMPACT Design 2.0 design language with only a diesel engine - 2.0-litre MultiJet II. Sourced from FCA, this turbocharged four-cylinder mill will have a maximum power output of 140 PS. It will send the drive to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission. Availability of an AWD system is unlikely.
Tata Motors has confirmed that it will launch the Harrier in early 2019. Prices of the new flagship SUV are likely to start at around INR 12 lakh (ex-showroom), putting it right between the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass.