The Tata Harrier is the one of the most awaited SUVs, slated for an early 2019 launch. The SUV is based on the H5X concept. The H5X concept was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 and the test mules of the Tata Harrier have been spotted many times. Pratap Bose (Head of Design) of Tata Motors, has already confirmed that 85% of the Harrier SUV will be similar to the H5X concept. Here are some pictures that show the interiors of the SUV.
As indicated by the spyshots, the Tata Harrier interior gets a grey-brown, dual tone colour theme. The pictures also reveal a floating style infotainment system with a 7” touchscreen, drive mode selector in the centre console and a fighter jet-inspired hand-brake lever. The SUV gets a relatively small, sporty steering wheel with mounted controls for infotainment and cruise control system.
The Tata Harrier’s dashboard is different from what was shown in the H5X concept. The instrument panel gets a coloured TFT Multi-Information Display (MID), which shows data such as distance-to-empty, fuel level and other vital information.
The instrument panel on the Harrier gets a digital and analogue gauge, which give it a retro-modern touch. This test mule of the Harrier SUV featured a 6-speed manual transmission.
Meanwhile, the Tata Harrier’s remote key fob looks similar to the one offered with the Nexon. The Harrier’s key fob gets functions such as lock, unlock, boot opener and follow-me-home. Other details observed on the Harrier’s test mule is a indicator stalk-mounted light control unit, which takes away a bit of the premium appeal. All in all, the Tata Harrier’s interiors suggest that many features have been lifted off the Tata Nexon to keep costs low.
The SUV is based on the updated version of the Jaguar Land Rover’s D8 platform. This new platform is meant to keep the best bits from Land Rover while also ensuring that it’s affordable enough for the mass market SUV segments. The Tata Harrier will be powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine with 140 Bhp of peak power and around 320 Nm of peak torque. The SUV will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and a 6-speed automatic as optional. Tata is expected to launch the Harrier in early 2018 with prices likely to start from around Rs 12 lakhs. The SUV will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Jeep compass.