Showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Tata is all set to bring an extension to the Harrier, also called as the Buzzard. The vehicle testing here is the same which was shown to the market.
The spy shot caught here reveals a different taillight design of the Tata Buzzard. The SUV which will share its platform with the Harrier is expected to get more features, power and performance.
Talking about the new 7-seat Harrier or the Buzzard, the SUV will get the same trim that are XE, XM, XT, XZ. It will also get large 18-inch alloy wheels with four disc brakes, different boot lid, fresh taillight design and large rear quarter glass.
The vehicle shares the same IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy like that of Harrier and gets split headlight design set up. Even though the Buzzard shares the same platform with its sibling, it is bigger in dimensions. The length is now increased by 63 mm so to accomodate third-row seats and the height is increased by 80 mm.
The SUV will get a longer roofline to make headroom for third-row passengers as opposed to the sloping roofline seen on the Harrier. Furthermore, features like an electric sunroof, power adjustable driver’s seat can come as standard fitment and not as an accessory.
The interiors of the Buzzard will carry the large 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit which boasts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as connectivity features. Push button start, automatic climate control, park assist, semi-digital instrumental cluster and among others will be seen once the SUV is launched.
Safety features onboard include Six-airbags, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). Also, rear parking sensors, hill hold control, hill descent control will come as standard.
Under the hood, it will get a 2.0-litre FCA sourced turbocharged diesel engine which produces close to 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox and a Hyundai sourced 7-speed torque converter unit from Hyundai. It is expected to receive BS6 compliant in the family.
The global name is confirmed as Buzzard but it is still dicey if it will follow the same name to the Indian market. However, we do have a name, Cassini but the actual name will be known only after the unveiling. Once launched, the prices are likely to be in the range of Rs 14 lakh to Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom) and will go against the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and upcoming MG Hector 7-seater.