The customer preview of the hotly awaited Tata Harrier SUV will begin from the 18th of December, 2018. The Tata Harrier will go on a roadshow in multiple cities of India beginning from the 18th, and customers can check out the SUV at the following locations.
This preview is meant to give prospective owners of the SUV a look and feel of the SUV ahead of its launch in January 2019. Customers who have pre-booked the Tata Harrier will get to see it first, between 9 AM and 11 AM, at all the centers where the SUV will be displayed.
Mr. SN. Barman – Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors said,
We have been overwhelmed with the customer response on the Harrier. With the rising excitement and increasing demand from all to see what this SUV looks and feels like, we are excited to commence this exclusive preview program for our existing and prospective customers. The program, planned across 11 cities in India, will provide all the visitors with a first-hand experience of Tata Harrier- The New Benchmark of SUVs.
You may register for the customer preview of the Harrier here.
The Harrier will be the flagship vehicle in Tata Motors’ range. The SUV will take on the likes of the Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500, and also the top-end variants of the Hyundai Creta. Expect to see pricing between Rs. 15-18 lakhs for the Harrier.
The SUV will be initially offered with a single engine-gearbox combination. The engine will be a 2 liter turbocharged diesel unit with 140 Bhp-350 Nm outputs. The gearbox will be a six speed manual, driving the front wheels of the SUV.
The Harrier will get multiple driving modes that make the best of the engine-gearbox combination. At the media drive, the SUV performed quite admirably in sandy terrain due to the multi-drive modes, and similar performance is likely in other, difficult terrain as well.
An automatic version of the Harrier will be launched later. It will use a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox sourced from Hyundai. Tata Motors has no plans to launch an all wheel drive variant of the SUV. However, a petrol engined variant is said to be in the works beyond 2019. Also, a petrol-hybrid version of the SUV could be launched in due course of time.
Tata Motors is also developing a seven seat version of the Harrier. It will have a longer body and different styling to differentiate itself from the Harrier. The 7 seat version of the Harrier is expected to be launched by the end of 2019. While it will use the same engine as the Harrier, it is likely to have additional power and torque to deal with the extra load it has to carry.