Tata Harrier can tackle off-roading as seen in this official video

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The latest official video of Tata Harrier says that it uses Jaguar Land Rover’s D8 platform, indicating about its off-roading capabilities. The full-grown SUV is going to launch in the early months of 2019. 

Tata is going to launch the all-new Tata Harrier in the early months of 2019. Recently, a photo was leaked which said that Harrier will lead the Mumbai Marathon in January 2019. Amidst all leaked photos and specifications, Tata has released an official video of the platform used in Tata Harrier. In this video, it explains about the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture (OMEGA) platform, which will come under this SUV. The OMEGA platform is basically based on the D8 platform of Jaguar Land Rover. The Harrier is going to compete with the likes of Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV 500. The expected price is around 14 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs.

Tata Harrier

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The OMEGA Arc platform comes from the JLR D8 platform. This platform is used in SUVs such as Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jaguar E-Pace and Range Rover Evoque. Tata uses cheaper and local materials and components to turn the D8 platform into a lower cost OMEGA Arc platform.

It comes with optimized torsional and bending stiffness, which gives better driving dynamics in urban and rough road environments. It indicates that the Tata Harrier can handle a bit of off-roading. Also, it gets a refined and quiet cabin because of the auxiliary isolation panels present alongside the engine’s firewall. Advanced high strength steel is used which is lightweight but is much more powerful.

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The SUV is going to launch with a 2.0 Litre Multijet diesel engine. Later, there might a petrol option and a rumored electric variant too. The diesel engine produces around 140 BHP of power and 350 Nm of torque. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 9-speed automatic gearbox.

Features onboard will include Electric sunroof, Rear AC vents, Cruise Control, LED projector headlamps with DRLs, A bigger touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, hands-free tailgate and different driving modes.

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Safety features will include 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Launch, and Hill Descent assist, Front and Rear Parking sensors with rear camera and Traction Control. It is rumored to get a 4WD system too. However, it would come in the top-variants only.

It is also said that later, the Harrier might also get a 7-seater variant. If the 7-seater variant comes, it might command a little more price than the Harrier.

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