Tata Harrier-based H7X SUV’s front end styling teased

Tata will soon unveil four all-new cars at the Geneva Motor Show. The much-awaited four cars that will be revealed by Tata are Altroz, H7X Concept, Altroz EV concept and the Tata Hornbill. Tata posted a few teaser images in the past of the various upcoming vehicles from the brand. Here is one more teaser image that partially reveals the front-end of the Tata H7X Concept.

Tata Harrier-based H7X SUV’s front end styling teased

Tata showcased the H5X Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo and earlier this year, Tata launched the production version of the H5X in the Indian market known as the Harrier. The H7X concept will give an approximate idea of how the upcoming seven-seater version of the Harrier will look like in the production form. It should be noted that the Tata H5X and Tata Harrier share about 85% of exterior design.

Tata will follow a different design strategy with the H7X, which is aimed at the family car buyers. It will have toned-down design language when compared to the Harrier. In the Harrier, the headlamp and the LED DRLs are placed separately, which make the front-end look very aggressive.

It is one of its kind of design in the segment. However, the teaser image shows that the upcoming H7X will get the headlamp and the LED DRLs housed in the place position, just like the conventional set-up. The headlamp looks sleek and integrates seamlessly into the front grille of the car. The H7X will also get separate fog lamp housings placed lower in the bumper. The teaser image shows the front bumper splitter on the H7X too.

Tata Harrier-based H7X SUV’s front end styling teased

Earlier, Tata’s official teaser images indicated that the roofline of the upcoming H7X will be much different from the aggressively designed Tata Harrier. The H7X will get a much flatter roofline compared to the Harrier to give more headroom to the last-row passengers. The teaser images also reveal the deep creases on the bonnet and the body of the upcoming Harrier-based SUV.

The three-row, seven-seater production version of the upcoming H7X is expected to be launched by the end of this year or early 2020. While the H7X will get slightly different front-end design from the Harrier, the rear design remains quite similar and get the split-tail lamps. However, the H7X will get a quarter glass to replace the thick C-Pillar of the Harrier.

On the inside, the Tata Harrier and the upcoming H7X will share a lot between them. Design features like the dashboard and the instrument cluster are expected to remain the same in both the vehicles. Tata’s taser images also revealed the electronic parking brake in the H7X Concept. It will be the most expensive Tata vehicle in the market and is expected to offer an automatic transmission too and the teaser image revealed the rotary gear selector too.

Tata will utilise the same 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine in the H7X that also powers the Harrier. In the Harrier, it produces a maximum of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. However, it is expected to produce more power in the H7X.