The seven-seater iteration of the Tata Harrier was revealed recently in Geneva, named as the Buzzard. However, the India-spec model could be named as Cassini.
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors, amongst some other high-octane product unveils, also showcased the seven-seater iteration of the Harrier at its pavilion. Since the model on display was the European spec version, it was named as the Buzzard. While the five-seater version, named as the Harrier in India, was given the nametag of Buzzard Sport.
The Harrier’s seven-seater iteration is expected to reach Indian shores sometime during the second half of 2019. When launched in India, this vehicle will not be named as the Buzzard. According to a recent report published in Financial Express, the seven-seater iteration of the Tata Harrier could be named as the Cassini.
The Tata Cassini will have the basic silhouette of the Harrier. However, there will be subtle design changes in order to differentiate it from the former. For instance, the rear portion of this vehicle, after the B-Pillar, is not going to get a coupe-like stance. Instead of this, it will have a traditional boxy appearance, helping in freeing up more space on the inside.
Talking about the cabin of the Tata Cassini, this vehicle is going to get the exact design layout as that of the Harrier. The only major difference is going to be the addition of the extra row of seats at the back.
The other major difference is going to be under the hood of this vehicle. It is going to get a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine borrowed from the Jeep Compass. This engine will produce 170 BHP of power along with 350 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox. In addition to this, there will be a 6-speed torque converter unit on offer as well.
When launched, the Tata Harrier’s seven-seater iteration, the Tata Cassini is going to fall in-between the price range of INR 20 lakh to INR 25 lakh.