The Tata Harrier is definitely one of the most awaited SUVs in the market. Tata showcased the vehicle at the 2018 Auto Expo and revealed its name, Harrier, recently. The all-new SUV will be launched in early 2019 but Tata has not revealed the production version of the SUV. However, Pratap Bose, the head designer of Tata Motors has revealed that the production version will be 80% similar to the concept – H5X. Here are six speculative renders that indicate what he SUV may look like in its production form.
The Tata Harrier will be the first SUV that will be designed in line with the company’s IMPACT 2.0 philosophy. This render shows how the car can look extremely modern and futuristic with sleek headlamps and grille, swooping roof and a thick D-Pillar that has been blacked out to give a floating roof effect. Tata may also put in large-size wheels with an impressive design to give it a very expensive look.
Here is another render that speculates that the Harrier will get LED positioning lamps inside sleek housing. However, the primary headlamps would be placed much nearer to the ground on either side of the grille. This will add a lot of glass area to the front of the vehicle while the rugged bumper will give it the muscle.
The side view of the render from the same source shows the upcoming SUV with 22-inch wheels. The tail lamps are quite stretched and start right from the D-Pillar of the vehicle. This render again confirms the floating roof-style design of the vehicle.
This render shows how different the production version of the vehicle may look like from the concept when it is launched next year. This render continues to show a similar front-end but the body-lines and the D-Pillar have been toned down, just like we see on a lot of transformations from concept to the production stage. However, as the head designer said that it will retain 80-85% of the design elements from the concept model, we expect to see an aggressive product on the road.
A different grille
Almost all the speculative renders that have been doing the rounds so far have shown the Tata Harrier’s grille as a honeycomb. This one shows how it can be different and get elongated, horizontal streaks instead. It sure changes the face of the vehicle by a bit and it does not look as aggressive as others. This render also shows a small glass area between the C-Pillar and D-Pillar but as it will be a 5-seater SUV, we may not see it in the production form.
The Tata Harrier will be built on the heavily modified Land Rover platform and is expected to draw inspiration from the design of the Range Rover Evoque. The render shows a beautiful swooping roof and a slanting window line of the vehicle. The render also shows the sleek LED positioning lamps and main headlamps positioned below. The car also gets cladding all around.
Clean and simple
This speculative render shows the sleek housing as the main headlamp set-up while the lower part gets additional LED lamps that will act as fog lamps. The SUV gets very subtle body creases and a relatively straighter roof. It is quite simple looking when compared to the concept version but that is how most production models turn out to be when compared to their concept versions.