Overdrive Dec 14, 2018 09:07:59 IST
Tata Motors is gearing up to launch its most ambitious offering, the Harrier SUV which will happen in January 2019. Tata Motors has already concluded the media drives and the overall response about the Harrier SUV has been positive. The company had showcased the Tata H5X concept at the 2018 Auto Expo earlier this year. And now Tata Motors will be showcasing the Harrier SUV at different locations in multiple cities in India, starting from 18 December, 2018.
You can read our Tata Harrier First Drive experience here.
The first location where the Tata Harrier SUV will be showcased is Gurugram between December 18-19, followed by Bengaluru between December 22-23, Delhi and Lucknow between December 29-30. Further, the Tata Harrier SUV will be simultaneously shown at Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi and Pune on January 5th and 6th, 2019. Tata Motors is yet to announce the dates for the showcase of the Harrier SUV in Mumbai and Hyderabad, which we believe could happen in the second week of January that will be then followed by its launch in the country.
Tata Motors has already started accepting bookings for the Harrier SUV in India for a token amount of Rs 30,000. It is being speculated that the Tata harrier SUV will be priced between Rs 16 to Rs 21 lakh wherein it will lock horns with the Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and also the Jeep Compass. Under the Harrier's hood is the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, dubbed Kryotec by Tata Motors. It has been detuned in the interest of better fuel efficiency (Tata Motors has not revealed the Harrier's claimed fuel efficiency figure yet). The engine offers 140 PS in this guise, unlike the 173 PS it offers in the Compass, though the torque output for the Harrier is identical at 350 Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and this is the only engine-gearbox combination on offer currently and while an automatic transmission is expected, there is no timeline for that yet.
Tata Harrier SUV in pictures.
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