If you ask anyone about the show stopper of Delhi Auto Expo 2018? or What was the favourite product? Then the most common answer will be TATA H5X, the TATA’s upcoming premier SUV. But when will it be launched? What will be the final name of this car? What will be the Engine options available? The changes one could expect if compared with the concept? If you have also got the same questions in your mind then you are at the right place for your answers.
The Final Name?
If we look in the past of TATA motors then we can say that the answer of this question is a big ‘NO’. The combination of alphabet and numbers is commonly used by Hyundai. So, what will be the final name? Again if we look at the Rumours then we can say that the final name of this premium SUV will be “TATA HARRIER”. The harrier name is completely new for India if talking about cars. But globally Toyota’s crossover is named as harrier. But this is not an official announcement from TATA motors although if we get anything related to it we will update you on our Instagram page.
Will it retain the Concept Design?
Now coming to the next question, will the production model look like concept? This question arises because of the fact that everyone loved the concept design of the SUV. The design head of TATA motors stated that most part of the production model will look like concept. In fact the production of this SUV is in its final stage. If we look at the track record of TATA motors, when Nexon concept was shown in the Auto Expo, people were confused about the design of production model. But now the car is running on the roads and we all know that about 80-90% of the design looks exactly like the concept. So, we can definitely say that the production model will retain almost 60-70% of its concept design.
The obvious changes in this premium SUV will be front grill, head lamps, fog lamps, bumper, air damp, if talking about side profile then tyre size and design can be changed but nonetheless it will be a striking looking vehicle from TATA motors.
What about Engine Options?
Based on the information, TATA will source Fiat’s 2.0 Litre MultiJet Diesel Engine. This is the same engine which powers the Jeep Compass and it produces 170 BHP and 350 Nm of torque. If you are having a question that why would TATA source engine from Fiat when they have their own 2.2 Litre Varicor Diesel Engine. Then the answer for this is that till 2020 BS VI emission norms will be applied in India. Which means that all the other engines will be discontinued. Therefore, TATA is sourcing engine from Fiat which is BS VI complaint Engine.
What will be the Price?
Now talking about that how much money you would need to buy this premium TATA Harrier? So, this SUV is a direct competition for Jeep Compass as they both are going to have same Engine. So, we can expect that the starting price for this could be around 13-14 lakhs INR and it will go up to 18-19 lakhs INR for the top variant of this SUV.
When will it be launched?
Now at the end talking about the launch. So, it will be launched at the end of first quarter of 2019. Also the close to production model can be seen in the end of this year.