New Tata Harrier SUV based on H5X Concept – Features detailed in Video

Debut later this year. Launch confirmed for Q1 2019.

Tata H5X concept which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, has been named as Tata Harrier SUV. This was revealed today by Tata Motors. What was also revealed, is the launch date.

As per Tata Motors, they will launch the new Harrier aka H5X in India first. Debut will take place by November 2018, while launch will take place by March 2019.

The toughest Tata SUV till date, is based on OMEGA platform. This platform is inspired from the Land Rover Discovery platform. The SUV is built to perform on the toughest of road conditions. In fact, Tata is currently testing the Harrier in the Himalayas.

Tata Harrier spy shots reveal the rear profile of the close-to-production variant. The highly camouflaged SUV seem to have retained most of their design and styling cues from the H5X concept model. Tata had in-fact mentioned that they intend to retain around 80% of the design elements from the concept in the actual production car.

Apart from revealing teaser photos of the production Harrier, Tata has also revealed highlights / features of their new SUV. Tata has highlighted the Harrier by names like – Versatile, Intelligent, Future Ready, Luxurious, Outstanding, Robust, Practical, Bold, Safe, Distinct, Dynamic, Stunning, Legendary Pedigree, Comfortable, Potent, New Generation, Exhilarating, Power Packed, Stunning, Exciting and so on. Watch the video below.

The sloping roofline which was found in the concept seems to have made way for a relatively straighter silhouette, along with a larger windshield glass at the rear. The photos also reveal that the Tata SUV will not be donning the massive 22 inch wheels, like the original concept; instead, the SUV seems to have 18-inch 5 spoke alloy wheels.

Pricing of the production variant of the H5X, Tata Harrier is expected to be in the range of Rs 13-16 lakh, as it would sit over the Hexa in Tata’s line-up. Post launch, it will be competing with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass & the Renault Captur.