The first Tata Harrier leaves the assembly line hungry for triumph
The past New Delhi Motor Show witnessed the presentation of the Tata H5X Concept . This prototype has been the basis for the development of the new SUV of the Indian firm, the Tata Harrier . With it, the largest car manufacturer in the country seeks approval from the public, as its latest releases have not curdled. However, the Harrier has broken with all the prejudices that were weighing on the brand, marking a turning point .
The step forward that has given the last product of > Tata strong> confirms the good relationship with Jaguar and Land Rover . Thanks to them they have been able to give form to a very necessary product if they want to earn the respect of the industry. For this reason, and after the good reception received in New Delhi, Tata strong> celebrates the departure of the first unit of the Harrier of the productive chain.
What makes the new Tata special Harrier?
The new Indian SUV makes use of the OMEGA platform of Jaguar and Land Rover. This base is a joint development of the English firms with Tata and derives from the legendary Land Rover D8 architecture. The Harrier has an outside length of 4.57 meters , standing at the heart of the D-SUV segment. The weight has not been confirmed, but it should be reduced compared to the models of the English manufacturer.
In international markets its interior will be able to accommodate five occupants . However, in India and Sri Lanka it will have seven seats spread over three rows. The equipment possibilities are outstanding, because it will have unprecedented elements in the brand. Among them, we can mention lane change alert system , traffic sign reader, 360º vision camera or infotainment system with touch screen.
The mechanics that will animate the Tata Harrier will be of Fiat origin. The chosen block is a diesel cycle and belongs to the family MultiJet II . It has 2.0 liters of displacement and 140 HP of power. The gearbox is manual cut, and is supplied by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai . Later, Tata has confirmed that new power plants will arrive, among which a hybrid cutter will stand out. The all-wheel drive system will arrive in a second commercial offensive.
Could the Tata Harrier reach the European market?
The answer to this question is much more important than it seems. A Tata Motors is doing very well in the European market with Jaguar and Land Rover , but with its parent company no. The Harrier, for now, will only be available in its native and adjacent markets, although it is not ruled out that in the future it could make the leap to Europe.