While we’ve seen enough spy images of the upcoming Tata Harrier SUV’s exterior, details of its interior remain pretty sketchy at the moment. A new batch of spy images, however, reveals some details of the cabin. The photos that we’ve got here reveal some interesting details of the interior of the upcoming Tata flagship. For the uninitiated, the Harrier will become the production-spec H5X SUV that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. It will be a 5-seat model that will be pitted against SUVs, such as the Jeep Compass. Market launch is expected to take place in the last quarter of the current fiscal.
As revealed by the spy images, it looks like the instrument console of the SUV will have a monotone lighting. It will look a lot more upmarket than the Hexa’s speedo console, which gets chrome detailing for the dials and a colour MID. The Harrier will use digital semi-circular dials for the fuel gauge and instantaneous fuel consumption displays. The MID also displays the odometer and the engine temperature. As you can see in the above pic, the test mule has already clocked almost 26,000 kms. The ‘MODE’ and ‘SET’ buttons are for browsing through all the information that the MID offers. The steering wheel of the Harrier looks somewhat like the ones on all other modern Tata models. However, the design of the centre-pad and the buttons are different. The Harrier gets an audio system and Bluetooth controls on the left, and a cruise control button on the right.
Also, it can be seen that the Harrier gets a 2-DIN slot, which will be most likely used for the touchscreen infotainment unit. Unlike the Hexa, which offers a rotary know for light controls, the Harrier’s light controls will be located in the indicator stalk. You can also see a multi-drive mode knob ahead of the manual transmission. It may be noted here that the H5X, nay, the Harrier will offer a highly capable four-wheel-drive system that should make it sufficiently capable off the road. Powering the Harrier will be the same Fiat-sourced Multijet II, 2.0-litre, turbocharged, diesel unit that powers the Jeep Compass. The motor will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. Also, the upcoming SUV will offer an optional automatic transmission.
The upcoming Tata Harrier SUV will be underpinned by the new ‘Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA)’ platform, which is, basically, a modified version of the Jaguar Land Rover’s LS550 platform. The tried-and-tested underpinnings and a proven engine are likely to help the Harrier become Tata’s best SUV to date.
Source – Indian Autos Blog