First production picture of Tata Harrier: Looks like Nexon’s BIG brother!

Tata Harrier is the next big launch from the Indian brand and it has gotten the market quite excited. Tata has started taking the bookings for the upcoming car officially from today and it will be launched in early 2019. Tata has also released a few images and videos of the upcoming SUV that shows parts of the SUV but does not reveal the whole vehicle.

First production picture of Tata Harrier: Looks like Nexon’s BIG brother!

The Harrier is based on the Tata H5X concept, which was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. As per the Tata officials, the production version of the Harrier will retain up to 80% of the concept’s design. The H5X is a stunning vehicle to look at but how the production version looks like? Here is a spy picture of the vehicle, which has been leaked online and shows the SUV’s production form.

The picture shows the vehicle inside a facility, which is most likely a crash test centre. The rear three-quarter profile of the Harrier makes it look like the overgrown Nexon. It gets a similarly sloping roofline that extends to become the roof-mounted spoiler. Even the D-Pillar of the Harrier carries a strong resemblance to the Nexon. The thick pillar has a design element in between that makes it look quite sporty.

The image also reveals the production version tail lamps for the first time. The sleek lamps are likely to get LEDs for the premium look. There is a skid board in the rear bumper, which is similar to the front bumper of the vehicle. On the side, the Harrier gets strong creases. The wheel arch crease continues till the tail lamp adding character to the vehicle’s overall design. Even the alloy wheels are shown clearly on the Harrier but they do not complement the flamboyant design of the Harrier’s body. We are not sure if the same ones will be offered with the production version.

Tata Harrier is the first vehicle from the brand that is based on the OMEGA platform. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC engine, which is a rebadged version of the Fiat Multijet engine. The same diesel engine also powers the Jeep Compass in India and will produce around 140 Bhp in the Harrier. The SUV will come with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic from the Hyundai. Tata is expected to price the car very aggressively and the price is expected to start at around Rs. 16 lakhs. Looking at the success of the Nexon in the Indian market, the Harrier looks quite promising. Interestingly, the Nexon became the second-best selling model in the Indian market by overtaking the sales of Ford EcoSport.


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