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Harrier, Tata's most awaited SUV, is open for booking

Last updated on: October 22, 2018 10:43 IST

Bookings for the head-turner are now open on the Tata Motors website, for an initial payment of Rs 30,000 (which will be reimbursed fully on cancellation, the company assures).

The Tata harrier at the 2018 Auto Expo

The Tata Harrier was shown off as the H5X at the 2018 Auto Expo in Noida. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera

The most awaited 5-seater SUV from tata Motors is now ready for launch.

Unveiled as the TATA H5X in in the 2018 Auto Expo in Noida, it was the undoubted show-stopper then.

Bookings for the vehicle are now open on the Tata Motors website, for an initial payment of Rs 30,000 (which will be reimbursed fully on cancellation, the company assures).

The Harrier will be the first vehicle from Tata Motors to reflect its latest design philosophy, IMPACT Design 2.0.

Tata Harrier

The Harrier is a head-turner on its test drives across the country. The thin LED lights are a first from any Indian manufacturer. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera

 

The Harrier is proof of the dynamic curves and expressive design of this philosophy. With its massive 22-inch wheels and huge wheel arches, at first glance it looks like it's built to mesmerise.

The vehicle, which has been spied by many during testing on Indian roads, has intrigued everyone who has seen it.

Derived from the Landrover's D8 architecture and jointly developed by Jaguar Landrover with an almost similar design language as that of the Discovery Sport, this is one SUV to watch out for.

The Harrier comes with a two-litre Kryotech diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission which pumps out a strong 140BHP with 330 Nm torque output. Automatic transmission enthusiasts need not worry, as the Harrier will have two variants in a six-speed automatic transmission as well, while the manual transmission will have three variants.

The Tata  Harrier Interiors

The futuristic interiors of the Tata Harrier impressed everyone at the Auto Expo, with the matt wood finish dashboard standing out. How much of this carries on to the actual car, we will see in the next couple of months. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera

The Harrier will come in multiple drive modes and an advanced, electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger (eVGT).

The five-seater SUV, expected to be priced in the range of Rs 14 to 19 lakhs, will take on the Jeep Compass.

 

The making of the Tata Harrier. Video courtesy: Tata Motors 
Rajesh Karkera / Rediff.com in Mumbai