Crossover Harrier on the platform of Discovery Sport will receive automatic transmission from HyundaiAugust 1, 2018
In July of this year, Tata Motors announced the name of its new crossover – Harrier – and distributed the first teasers of the model. Recall cross Harrier is in the lineup of Toyota, but that SUV is sold only in Japan and Malaysia. The appearance of Tata Harrier is based on the H5X concept, which debuted in February 2018. Commodity crossover as a whole retained the prototype design, but the interior is different. The first photos of the Tata novelty were at the disposal of IndianAutosBlog.
Judging by the frames, the conveyor Harrier received a steering wheel with conventional buttons, whereas on the “steering wheel” of the H5X concept there were sensors. Also in the serial crossover, an analog “companion” instead of a virtual one, and the multimedia system’s touchscreen is on the center console, although the H5X screen is connected to the dashboard.
Tata Harrier is built on the Land Rover Discovery Sport platform with a transverse engine (Indian Tata owns the company Jaguar Land Rover). Engines from the British car were not new to the novelty: instead of motors of the Ingenium family the Harrier is equipped with a two-liter turbodiesel Fiat Multijet II with a capacity of 140 or 170 hp. On the spy photos imprinted a cross with a manual gearbox, but for the SUV will be provided and automatic transmission. It was expected that Harrier will be offered with the ZAP of ZF, which is available for machines of the FCA group. However, according to Indian media, in Tata this gearbox was considered too expensive – instead of it, a new crossover will receive a six-speed automatic transmission from Hyundai. The Harrier drive will be front or full.
Completely serial SUV will be cut in autumn of this year, on the home market SUV will be released in the first quarter of 2019. First, customers will be offered a five-place Harrier, later on the sale will be a seven-seat crossover, and this version may receive a different name. According to unofficial information, Tata Harrier will be exported, in this case the name of the model will probably also be changed.