Tata Motors has formally announced the name of the highly awaited production-spec H5X SUV. Tata Motors has named it the Tata Harrier, based on the car manufacturer's pattern of naming its vehicles after birds and follow the Tata's new Impact Design 2.0 language. Tata has released the front, side profile and rear teaser of the Harrier SUV.
Tata Harrier is based on the OMEGA architecture, which is derived from Land Rover's platform that underpins the entry-level SUVs like the Discovery Sport. Tata Harrier will borrow the 2.0-litre multijet diesel engine from FCA and is same engine powering the Jeep Compass SUV in India. The engine is likely to be retuned by Tata and will probably have different output as compared to the Compass.
The Harrier will be built at the Tata Motors Pimpri-Chinchwad plant with production expected to start before the end of 2018 with market launch in January 2019.
The 5-seater Tata Harrier SUV will compete with the likes of Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500 in India with a 7-seat version expected to be launched by the end of 2019. Prices are expected to start at Rs 13 lacs (ex-showroom).