With the demand for SUVs escalating in the Indian automobile sector, automakers are in a race to bring in more offerings in its segment. Tata Motors is one such automaker. They already have two new SUVs, which are fairly new – Nexon and Harrier. Soon, two more SUVs will join the existing two – H7X and Hornbill.
Both of these SUVs will be unveiled as concepts at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show tomorrow. Hornbill is a small SUV, which will sit below the Nexon in company line-up, while H7X is a Harrier based 7 seater SUV. Ahead of the SUV’s debut, digital rendering artist Pratyush Rout has imagined how the rear of Tata H7X will look, based on the teaser shared by Tata Motors.
Unlike the Harrier, which has a coupe style sloping roofline at the rear, the H7X will feature more of a butch stance at the rear. This will allow enough headroom for passengers in the 3rd row. It is to be noted here that the H7X is only longer by 62 mm, as compared to Harrier. This means most of the compromise done, in order to accommodate the 3rd row, is done to the boot space. Expect very less boot space, as compared to Harrier 5 seater.
Alloys are bigger than the Harrier, and more or less inspired by Land Rover SUVs. Speaking about tail lights, the teaser shared by Tata Motors, showed a vertically placed unit. But the car which was spied in India recently, featured LED taillights similar to Harrier. Whatever be the case, there will be a piano black bar at the back, running between the tail lights. This bar will house car’s name, as seen on the Harrier, and Land Rover cars like Velar, Evoque.
Tata H7X is based on the OMEGA platform, just like the Harrier. Cabin can accommodate for upto 7 passengers. Interiors will be seen with several class leading features with an 8.8” touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. It will also get a 7.1” color screen on the instrument cluster for MID. Being a 7 seater SUV, it will also receive rear air conditioning vents and separate charging ports for rear passengers – which is not on offer with Harrier 5 seater. Safety features will include hill hold assist, rear parking camera with sensors, brake assist, airbags, traction control along with ABS and EBD as standard.
Tata H7X will get its power via the same 2.0 liter Kryotec diesel engine seen powering the Harrier. The engine on the Harrier which offers 140 bhp power and 350 Nm torque will be enhanced to offer 170 hp on the H7X. The engine will get mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox alongside with a Hyundai 6 speed torque converter automatic. Tata H7X will be priced higher than the Harrier and is expected to start from Rs.15 lakhs.