Dimension wise the 7 Seater version of the Harrier will be 63 mm longer and 80 mm taller than the 5-seater Harrier.
The UV segment in the Indian market is taking the car makers by storm and the sales for the same have been picking up from the past. Now we know the new platform the car makers use for using their car for either a 5-seater or a 7-seater. Similarly is the case is with Tata Harrier which will see its 7 seater version with a different design.
Tata Harrier 7 Seater is also called as the Buzzard in global markets and it shares the same platform as its younger sibling. The new spy shots here gives us a clear picture of how th upcoming SUV will look like.
The front fascia is completely inspired by the Harrier and it is the rear which sees the change. The sloping roofline is gone as to accomodate the headroom for the third room passengers. Also, the taillight design is new the 18-inch alloy wheels carry the same design as shown in the Geneva Motor Show.
Dimension wise, the Buzzard remains unchanged except for the length and height. The SUV will be longer by 63 mm and taller by 80 mm to accomodate the third row of seats. The last bench will also come with dedicated AC vents and 12V charging socket.
The 7 seat version of the Harrier will see the same interior design and will feature the 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, a power-adjustable sunroof can be seen on the top-end trim and not as an accessory.
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.
Mechanically, it will power a BS6 compliant FCA sourced diesel engine with Variable-Geometry Turbocharger. The power output will be increased by 30 bhp and will stick to a whopping 170 bhp. Peak torque will stick to 350 Nm and transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox and a Hyundai sourced 6-speed automatic torque converter unit.
The prices for the same are not out but the manufacturers will set it over a lakh premium than the manual version of Harrier. Once launched it will compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector 7 seater and Hyundai Creta 7-seat.