The Tata H7X is going to make its first public debut at the upcoming 2019 Geneva Motor Show along with three other products from the homegrown automaker.
After the launch of the Harrier, which is a 5-seater, front-wheel drive urban SUV, Tata Motors had announced that they have a bigger, 7-seater derivative of the same in the pipeline. Codenamed as the H7X, this SUV which is essentially going to sit above the Harrier in the automaker’s portfolio, Is going to make its first public debut next month, as a concept, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The same will be joined by three other models from Tata Motors which are going to include the Altroz premium hatchback and the concepts for the Altroz’s EV version as well as the Micro-SUV codenamed as the Hornbill.
The Tata Harrier is the first vehicle based on the automaker’s Impact 2.0 design language. And hence, all the products that are to follow will be based on the same as well. The H7X is effectively a slightly longer version of the Harrier with the same wheelbase and an extra row of seats at the back. To differentiate the two, Tata Motors is expected to give the latter a slightly different exterior design. The same becomes evident from the recent teaser images released by the brand.
One can clearly see that though the H7X continues to maintain the same exterior silhouette, it gets a distinctive rear end. While the rear fascia of the Harrier
The interior of the H7X is expected to remain identical to the one seen on the Harrier. It will get a dual-tone colour scheme with soft-touch materials on the dashboard. Even the feature and creature comfort list is expected to remain the same. The Tata H7X is going to come with a floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, a part-digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, steering mounted audio control to name a few.
The engine line-up of the Tata H7X will consist of the same 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine sourced from Fiat which powers the Harrier. However. in this, the power figure is expected to be 170 BHP along with 350 Nm of peak torque. The Tata H7X is going to get a 6-speed manual transmission as standard across the range. In addition to the same, there will be a 6-speed automatic transmission (sourced from Hyundai) on offer as well.
A recent report published in Financial Express states that the Tata H7X could get the name of the Tata Buzzard. The automaker has recently filled a patent by the “Buzzard’ and the “Skira”. The H7X or the Buzzard is expected to launch in India sometime later this year. Prices are expected to fall in-between the range of INR 17 lakh to INR 20 lakh (ex-showroom).