Tata Harrier

The Tata Harrier is a five-seater compact crossover SUV produced by the Indian automaker Tata Motors.[2] It was launched in Indian market on 23 January 2019[3][4] and is positioned between the subcompact Tata Nexon and the mid-size Tata Safari.

Tata Harrier
Tata Buzzard Sport, GIMS 2019, Le Grand-Saconnex (GIMS0651).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerTata Motors
Also calledTata Buzzard Sport
Tata H5 (Nepal)
Production2018–present
AssemblyIndia: Ranjangaon, Pune
DesignerPratap Bose, Tata Motors Design Studio
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV (C)
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformJLR D8 (OmegaArc)
Related
Powertrain
EngineDiesel:
2.0 L Multijet/Kryotec I4 turbo
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,741 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,598 mm (181.0 in)
Width1,894 mm (74.6 in)
Height1,706 mm (67.2 in)
Chronology
PredecessorTata Hexa

HistoryEdit

 
Tata Harrier rear

Known with the project code Q501[5] during the development phase, this mid-size SUV was previewed as the Tata H5X concept car.[6] The reduction name 'Harrier' was announced by the parent company in the summer of 2018.[7] The car is a C-segment SUV based on the OmegaArc platform, an essentially re-engineered version of the Jaguar Land Rover D8 platform adopted by models such as Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport and Jaguar E-Pace.[8] The OmegaArc compared to the original D8 has been redesigned to lower production costs by adopting different alloys and rear suspension with twist-beam scheme and panhard rod with coil spring, cheaper than the multilink of the Jaguar Land Rover models, while the front axle maintains the same MacPherson strut with coil spring and anti roll bar. The body has smaller amounts of high-strength steel.

Change also include engines and transmissions. The Harrier has front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive is not yet available, the braking system uses ventilated discs at the front, while the rear uses drums. The engine is the 2.0 ltrs. Multijet 16-valve four-cylinder turbo diesel with common rail direct injection, variable-geometry turbocharger, delivering 140 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, produced by Fiat (FCA India[9]) in Pune.[10] The same power plant is also utilised by the Jeep Compass and MG Hector in the Indian market. In the Harrier, Tata Motors uses the commercial name Kryotec for the engine instead.[11]

 
Tata Harrier Interior

Internally, the Harrier introduces a new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Android Auto, the instrument cluster has a 7-inch TFT display. Top trims are equipped with six airbags, ESP stability control, and traction control as standard. Three driving modes (Eco, City, and Sport), and a Terrain Response System (inherited from Land Rover) with three selectable modes (Normal, Wet, and Rough) are also on offer.

Production started in the month of October 2018, at the new assembly line in the Pune plant.[12]

In October 2019, Tata Motors launched Tata Harrier #Dark edition. As the name suggests, the interiors and exteriors of the car are full black. Apart from it, there are no changes in the mechanical front.[13][14]

In February 2020, the Harrier received feature updates including a panoramic sunroof, increased power output and an automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai. Although the horsepower was increased to 170 hp.[15]

In November 2020, the Harrier again received feature updates as they launched the Tata Harrier Camo edition, with military-style visuals. Feature update include roof rails, side steps and front parking sensors. The cabin gets back seat organizer, sunshades, 3D molded mats and 3D trunk mats, and anti-skid dash mats. [16]

SafariEdit

 
Tata Buzzard (Safari)

At the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in 2019, the Buzzard was showcased as the 7-seater version of the Harrier, along with the new Altroz subcompact hatchback,[17] H2X subcompact SUV concept car, and Buzzard Sport which is a rebadged Harrier for exhibition purpose as the Harrier name is globally trademarked by Toyota.[18][19] The name Gravitas was announced as its name for Indian market in the fall of 2019. Gravitas featured a longer body to accommodate the third row seats while keeping the same wheelbase as the Harrier. It is intended to replace the Hexa as Tata's three-row SUV offering.

In January 2021, the name "Safari" was resurrected and announced as the three-row SUV version of the Harrier to replace the temporary Gravitas name.[20] The nameplate was previously used on Tata's midsize SUV produced till 2019.

Buzzard Sport/H5Edit

 
Tata H5X concept car

At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show along with the Buzzard, Tata Motors presented the Harrier for the export market, rebadged as the Buzzard Sport, and announced plans to sell the car in Europe. The name 'Buzzard Sport' was selected, as 'Harrier' - on the European and Asian markets - is already registered by Toyota.[21]

The Harrier was launched in Nepal on 27 August 2019,[22] rebadged as the Tata H5, deriving its name from the Tata H5X concept car.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gravitas to be launched as the new Tata Safari". Autocar India. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  2. ^ "The 1st Tata Harrier rolls out from its all-new assembly line in Pune". Tata Motors. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ M, Surendhar (2 January 2019). "Tata Harrier Launching This Month, Expected Starting Price Rs. 12.95 Lakh". Gaadiwaadi.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
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  6. ^ "Tata H5X Concept Has Land Rover Roots And An Indian Passport". carscoop.com. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
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  8. ^ "2018 Tata Harrier H5X based on Range Rover Evoque SUV". rushlane.com. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Fiat India To Also Supply Bigger Diesel Engines To Tata Motors And Maruti Suzuki". auto.ndtv.com. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Upcoming Tata Harrier SUV to get 2.0L Kryotec diesel engine". autocarpro.in. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Tata Harrier to be powered by the all-new 2.0L Kryotec Diesel engine". Tata Motors. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Tata Harrier built on brand-new assembly line in the Pune plant". Autocar Professional. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Tata Harrier Dark edition launched at a price of Rs 16.76 lakh: Key changes explained". The Financial Express. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Tata Harrier Dark Edition SUV Launched at Rs 16.76 Lakh in India". News18. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  15. ^ "New 2020 Tata Harrier BS6 Automatic | More SUV than most other SUVs, here's why!". The Financial Express. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  16. ^ "ഹരിത വര്‍ണത്തില്‍ ഹാരിയറിന്റെ കാമോ എഡിഷന്‍ ഒരുക്കി ടാറ്റ; വില 16.50 ലക്ഷം രൂപ മുതല്‍!". mathrubhumi.com (in Malayalam). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Tata Altroz - Coming Soon". altroz.tatamotors.com. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Tata Buzzard SUV (H7X) Debuts At Geneva Motor Show 2019". 5 March 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Upcoming Tata Altroz Premium Hatchback to be Launched in Early 2019". Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Tata Safari to make a comeback; bookings to open this month". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  21. ^ Tata Motors, ed. (5 March 2019). "Tata Motors unveils four Global premiers and one European premier at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show". Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Finance Minister Khatiwada unveils Tata H5". Khabarhub English News. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Tata Harrier launched as Tata H5 in Nepal, prices range from INR 35-46 lakh". indianautosblog.com. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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