The H5X concept which Tata Motors showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo is now christened as Tata Harrier. The Harrier is the first product to sport the company’s IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy.
Tata Motors promises “extraordinary exterior design, thoughtfully and intelligently designed plush interiors, future ready connectivity and best-in-class infotainment.”
The 5 seater monocoque SUV is built on the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced architecture, which is derived from the Land Rover D8 platform. The D8 underpins the Discovery Sport, Evoque and Jaguar E-Pace as well. Tata Motors said that the D8 has been tweaked by their engineers, mainly the torsional and bending stiffness of the architecture, to suit the Indian driving conditions.
However, key technical parameters like wheelbase, door apertures, front suspension architecture, seating and steering positions have been carried over from the D8.
Mayank Pareek, President, PVBU, Tata Motors, said – “With Turnaround 2.0 into play, we are geared to win sustainably in the market. We are proudly speeding towards our next market introduction – ‘Tata Harrier’, yet another game changer, to offer our customers a product, that is not only exciting but that which will take our brand value to the next level. With legendary pedigree running through its veins, ‘Tata Harrier’ promises to shatter all current benchmarks and pave entirely new standards for SUVs in India. This is in line with our well-defined go-to-market strategy. We are excited to introduce the ‘Tata Harrier’ to our customers and are gearing up for the commercial launch in the first quarter of 2019.”
Watch the H5X concept video below –