Tata Harrier production starts – 1st SUV rolls out of Pune plant

The Harrier is the most awaited SUV in the Indian market. It is the flagship SUV from Tata Motors. All set for a launch in early 2019, the first Harrier SUV rolled of the production line from Tata`s production facility in Pune. The Indian auto maker has revealed images of the Production Spec Harrier which looks very close to the concept car.

Tata Harrier front

The Tata Harrier shares it platform with the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Tata has tested the Harrier for over 22 lakh kilometres in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

The Harrier has been designed at Tata Motors Design Studio which is located at the company`s plant in Pune. Tata Motors is using an Advanced Automated Manufacturing Line increasing manufacturing efficiency. Tata claims that 90% of the Harrier`s manufacturing is automated.

The Harrier will provide class leading space, driving dynamics, off-road capability, AC cooling and much more. The Harrier looks very identical to the H5X concept and gets wide wheel arches, large windscreen, and creases on the bonnet. Some of its prominent features include high ground clearance, three-dimensional humanity line, fog lamps with tri-arrow pattern and tail lamp cluster.

Under the hood, the harrier is powered by a 2.0 litre Kyrotec oil burner which develops 140 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Harrier will be offered with both 2WD and 4WD options.

Tata Harrier rear

Initially the Harrier will be launched with a 5-seat configuration, while a 7-seat variant will be launched later. It gets a spacious cabin, with 2 airbags, sunroof, infotainment system and rear AC vents and much more.

Pricing for the Tata SUV is estimated to be in the 13 – 16 lakh range. Bookings for the SUV are already open, and it will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass when launched.

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