Tata Motors is slowly climbing up the sales chart and is launching new vehicles every now and then to keep their portfolio fresh. This year, the manufacturer launched the much-awaited Tiago JTP, Tigor JTP and Nexon AMT this year. Tata will launch a few all-new cars next year and all of them are touted as biggest launches from the Indian manufacturer in a long time. Here are three all-new vehicles that will be launched by Tata Motors in 2019.
Launch: January 2019
Tata has already officially revealed the Harrier SUV and it will be the next big launch from the brand in the Indian market. The Harrier will be the first vehicle that will be launched on the OmegaArc platform derived from the Land Rover’s D8 platform. Tata has already started taking official bookings for the Harrier and the price would be announced in the first week of the next year. The Harrier is a much-awaited vehicle and gets an extremely futuristic exterior design. It Harrier looks quite imposing on the roads and gets many features including Terrain Response System, Driving modes, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 7.0-inch information display in the driver’s console. The Harrier also gets advanced ESP functions including off-roading ABS and corner stability program that allows it to reach challenging terrains.
Initially, the Tata Harrier will only offer a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm with a 6-speed manual transmission. Tata is expected to add a petrol engine and an automatic transmission to the Harrier at a later stage. However, the AWD system is not expected in the Harrier for a long time to come.
Launch: End 2019
Tata is working on an extended wheelbase version of the Tata Harrier and it has been internally named as the H7X. Unlike the Harrier, the H7X would offer three-row seats that will accommodate up to 7 passengers. The H7X has been caught testing on the Indian roads and will get the same OmegaArc platform that also underpins the Harrier. However, the H7X will be significantly different when it comes to looks. Tata will tone down the design by a bit to introduce H7X with straighter roofline to ensure enough space for third-row passengers. Other than that, the engine, transmission and other mechanicals are expected to remain identical to the Harrier. However, Tata may tune the engine for more power in the H7X to compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV 500. It has been reported that the H7X would get a longer front and rear overhand but the wheelbase would remain same as the Harrier.
Launch: Festive season 2019
Tata is also working on the all-new premium hatchback that will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20 in the Indian market. Tata first showcased the concept at the 2018 Auto Expo and it would soon be launched as a production model. The 45X would look extremely sharp and Tata is expected to keep it very close to the concept model. The 45X is expected to be powered by the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engines that are also available with the Tata Nexon. Tata 45X will also get a long list of features including 6-airbags, floating type infotainment screen and segment-leading speaker system.