on 09, Jul 2018

Tata's upcoming SUV which is based on Landrover's entry-level SUV platform will be most likely called Harrier. Tata is previously known for code naming its cars after birds. The SUV is all set for launch by the first quarter of 2019. Tata Motors will make an official announcement by next week about the SUV. The Harrier name is already used by Toyota for its crossover SUV, but the name is not likely to create a strife as Toyota hasn’t introduced the SUV in India. The Harrier will be available in both 5 and 7-seat configurations along with Fiat's Multijet engine with 140ps for the 5-seat version and 170ps for the 7-seat version. The engine is being shared by different manufacturers as of now. The Jeep Compass also uses the same unit in the 170ps tune. The car will have both automatic and manual transmissions along with a four-wheel drive option. As of now, there is no news about any petrol power plants for the SUV.

Tata Motors is in the process of revamping its existing dealerships for a more premium experience along with the addition of more dealerships. The design ethos will be loosely based on Tata's Impact design which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The SUV  will compete with Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass and the likes. Tata's Ranjangaon facility, near Pune, will be the ground for the production of this upcoming SUV.



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