Tata Harrier testing in Italy ahead of its India launch!

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The Tata Harrier SUV will launch in India on the 23rd of January this year. Prices are expected to fall in-between the range of INR 14 lakh to 19 lakh.

Tata Motors has confirmed that they are going to launch the highly anticipated Harrier SUV in India on the 23rd of January this year. The launch of the Harrier will mark the beginning of a new Era for the homegrown automaker. There have been rumours that this SUV will not remain exclusive to India but will be a global product for the brand. The automaker has so far made no official statements in this regard.

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However, a recent set of spy images, from Turin, Italy has once again brought the rumours back to life. The test mule seen in the images is of the Tata Harrier and it seems that this unit is clearly a pre-production iteration as it adorns a heavy camouflage and rudimentary head-lights and tail-light set-up.

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The Tata Harrier SUV is based on a platform which is developed from Land Rover D8 architecture. Called as the OMEGA, these underpinnings will form the base for one or two more products from the homegrown automaker. The major USP of the Harrier is going to be its unique exterior design. Aesthetically, be it the exteriors or the interiors, this SUV resembles its concept iteration to a great extent.

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Tata Harrier will launch in India only with a diesel engine under its good. This engine has been sourced from Fiat and is the same 2.0-litre unit which does its duty on the Jeep Compass. This engine is capable of churning out 140 BHP of power along with 350 Nm of peak torque. This vehicle will go on sale with just a 6-speed manual gearbox.

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The Harrier will launch in India in January in a 5-seat configuration. The homegrown automaker has confirmed that it will debut a 7-seater version of the Harrier in the near future, However, the latter will have its own unique design and will not stand a mere extension of the Harrier. The brand will also introduce an automatic gearbox for this SUV by the end of this year as well.

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