Tata H5X launched as Harrier

deepam

Super User
Another video, sadly the commentator could not see the Rear AC vents location:

To sum it up:
XE & XM get Manual AC and Steel wheels of rim size 16 "
XT & XZ get Climate Control and Alloy wheels of rim size 17"
 

deepam

Super User
First drive:
Overdrive:

Autocar:

My views:

Positives:
  1. The size is comparable to XUV and can command respect on the road.
  2. Good Rear space, thanks to longer wheelbase.
  3. Enough places in the doors; to store water bottles of 1 litre and at rear to place your cell phone.
  4. The rear did not get disc brakes. Personally I am not a fan of Rear disc brakes.
  5. I do not think for Indian condition, sunroof glass is really needed. Instead I would have loved to have 4X4 or AWD; may come subsequently.
  6. 17" tyre size - has got good aspect ratio. Personally after driving Terrano for last 5 years; I agree that for Indian condition a higher aspect ratio is better.
  7. No question of Tata rigidity. Definitely it would be good. One who has driven Maruti can understand.
  8. Nicely placed Rear AC vents.
Negatives:
  1. I would love to see a better design Alloy wheels. They do not look to be like a top variant Alloy wheels. However the advantage is it is easy to clean.
  2. Though Head lamp is placed on the bumpers, I think it is at a spot where it is more prone to scratches that can be caused by erratic 2 wheeler riders and 3 wheelers. Time only will tell us.
  3. I would like to have a slightly bigger boot. 425 litres is small compared to total length of 4598 mm.
  4. Rear bumper I would love it to be protruded to save the flashy tailgate door.
  5. On Top end I would have loved to see the LED headlamp assembly. May come for future upgrades.
  6. Both front and Rear USB access is bit tough. So now for Cell phone charging USB is the key like we have seen in Volvo B11R.
I hope this turns the fortunes for Tata in clicking the sales chart at an average of 3-4k per month.
Wishing Tata all the best.
 

deepam

Super User
Source: Tata Harrier review test drive - Is it better SUV than Mahindra XUV500?

Dimensions: Harrier measures 4598 mm in length, 1894 mm in width and 1706 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2741 mm and ground clearance of 205 mm. Fuel tank capacity is 50 litres. Boot space is 425 litres, which can be extended to 810 litres with rear seats folded. With its big size, Harrier offers more space than any other car in the segment, including the 7 seater XUV500.


The engine spins at a meagre 1500 rpm @ 80 kmph, 1750 rpm @ 100 kmph, 2250 rpm @ 120 kmph and 2500 rpm @ 140 kmph (all in 6th gear). It’s no surprise that the Harrier accelerates briskly even at triple digit speeds, while it pulls cleanly in 6th gear from as low as 60 kmph without bogging down a bit.


Summing it up: It is clear that the Harrier is a driver’s car – period. It was a pleasant surprise and a revelation behind the wheel and the development engineers at Tata seem to have nearly nailed it on the head when it comes to driving dynamics and ride comfort. The Tata Harrier is a brilliant package and is engaging to drive with handling characteristics which are not expected from a car of it’s footprint.

Nevertheless, this is not only the best Tata car, but is also the best driver’s car made by any Indian car maker till date.
 

deepam

Super User
Tata Harrier for public displau from Dec 18, 2018:
Tata Harrier public previews start from December 18

ata Motors has announced public preview details of its upcoming Harrier SUV. The company will begin showcasing the Harrier to general public, starting from December 18, 2018.

The Harrier's public preview event will commence in Gurugram, where the SUV will be on display at the Cyber Hub on December 18 and 19. The next location will be St Joseph Ground, opposite UB City in Bengaluru on December 22 and 23. After this, the Harrier public showcase will take place simultaneously in Delhi (DLF Place, Saket Mall) and Lucknow (Taj Gomtinagar) on December 29 and 30. The company will display the SUV on January 5 and 6, 2019, in Ahmedabad (Novotel Lawn), Chandigarh (Chandigarh Club) and Pune (Balakrishna Lawns, Koregaon Park). Additionally, the Harrier will also be displayed in Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi and Hyderabad but the dates haven’t been revealed yet.

All public preview events of the Tata Harrier will be segregated in two time slots. First, the SUV will be shown only to customers who have pre-booked the SUV – this will take place from 9am-11am. Then the SUV will be available for general public viewing from 11am-9pm at the aforementioned locations.
 

deepam

Super User
So people who are booking cars at the display events are getting a scaled down version of Harrier as a gift.
My suspect is Harrier is scheduled for a slow start. People still have aversion towards the word TATA or may be are awaiting for the price.
Tata Harrier makes public debut - Special gift for those who book

Test drives have not started yet. And for those who book the Harrier at these public showcase events, are being given a scale model of Harrier as free gift.
 

deepam

Super User
Tata HARRIER launch date: Jan 23, 2019
Tata Harrier launch on January 23, 2019


Tata Motors will launch its much-awaited Harrier SUV on January 23, 2019. The Harrier will be positioned as Tata’s contender in the ever-growing mid-size SUV segment that also includes the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. The SUV will be launched with a 2.0-litre 140 hp diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. A diesel-automatic variant will join the line-up later in the year. The Harrier is 4,598mm long, 1,894mm wide and 1,706mm high and comes with a 2,741mm long wheelbase.
 
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