The seven-seat iteration of the Tata Harrier will be showcased as a concept i.e. the H7X at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
The Tata Harrier was recently launched in India at a starting price of INR 12.69 lakh with its top-spec variant retailing at INR 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom). It currently stands as the flagship five-seater SUV for the homegrown automaker and is only outranked in terms of prices by the Hexa which is a seven seater crossover offering from Tata Motors. The Harrier is based on an all-new OMEGA architecture by Tata which has been derived out of Land Rover D8 platform which currently underpins the its Discovery SUV.
The Harrier’s main primary rivals include the likes of Mahindra XUV 500 and the Jeep Compass. Thanks to its highly competitive prices, it even pitches against the 2WD, diesel manual variants of the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks. The Harrier is available in a total of four different variants. And right from the base variant onwards, this SUV comes with safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors to name a few.
The Tata Harrier is currently available with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which has been borrowed from Fiat. This engine is the same unit which performs its duties on the Jeep Compass. In here, however, the same has been slightly de-tuned. What is capable of churning out 170 BHP in the compass, only produces 140 BHP in the Harrier. That said, Tata Motors has left the torque figures untouched and hence they remain the same at 350 Nm.
The transmission options for the Tata Harrier currently includes just a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic transmission option as of now. Neither does it get a 4X4 drive train options. Various media reports suggest that Tata is soon going to introduce an automatic transmission as well as a four-wheel drivetrain option in the Harrier. However, they will only make debut alongside the launch of its seven-seater variant in our country.
Yes, you heard it right! Tata Motors is soon going to launch a seven-seat iteration of the Harrier in the Indian market. It is likely that the same will arrive in the automaker’s showroom ahead of the festive season this year. Based on the same platform, Tata says that the seven-seater version is going to be considerably different in aesthetic in comparison to the five-seater version of the Harrier. It will measure 62 mm more in its length in order to accommodate the third row of seats.
A recently published report in Autocar India suggests that the seven-seat version of the Tata Harrier, in its concept iteration i.e. the H7X will make its global debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show to be held during the month of March. And also that the seven-seat version is going to get the 170 BHP iteration of the 2.0-litre Kryotec engine.
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