Tata Harrier

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Tata Harrier
Tata Buzzard Sport, GIMS 2019, Le Grand-Saconnex (GIMS0651).jpg
ManufacturerTata Motors
Also calledTata Buzzard Sport
Model years2019-present
AssemblyIndia: Ranjangaon, Pune
DesignerTata Motors Design Studio
Body and chassis
ClassCompact SUV
Body style5-door SUV
Layoutfront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformJLR D8 (OmegaArc)
Engine2.0 L Multijet I4 diesel
Transmission6-speed manual
Wheelbase2,741 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,598 mm (181.0 in)
Width1,894 mm (74.6 in)
Height1,706 mm (67.2 in)

The Tata Harrier is a five-seater compact SUV produced by the Indian automaker Tata Motors.[1] It was launched in Indian market on 23 January 2019[2][3] and is positioned between the subcompact Tata Nexon and the mid-size Tata Hexa. It is in direct competition with the Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, MG Hector and the upcoming Citroën C5 Aircross.[3]


Tata H5X concept car

Known with the project code Q501[4] during the development phase, and was previewed by the Tata H5X concept car.[5] The reduction name 'Harrier' was announced by the parent company in the summer of 2018.[6] The car is a C-segment SUV based on the OmegaArc platform, an essentially re-engineered version of the Jaguar Land Rover D8 platform adopted by models such as Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport and Jaguar E-Pace.[7] The OmegaArc compared to the original D8 has been redesigned to lower production costs by adopting different alloys and rear suspension with twist-beam scheme and panhard rod with coil spring, cheaper than the multilink of the Jaguar Land Rover models, while the front axle maintains the same MacPherson strut with coil spring and anti roll bar. The body has smaller amounts of high-strength steel.

Change also include engines and transmissions. The Harrier has front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive is not yet available, the braking system uses ventilated discs at the front, while the rear uses drums. The engine is the 2.0 ltrs. Multijet 16-valve four-cylinder turbo diesel with common rail direct injection, variable-geometry turbocharger, delivering 140 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, produced by Fiat (FCA India[8]) in Pune.[9] The same power plant is also utilised by the Jeep Compass in the Indian market. In the Harrier, Tata Motors uses the commercial name 'Kryotec' for the engine instead.[10] The transmission is a 6-speed manual.

Internally, the Harrier introduces a new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Android Auto, the instrument cluster has a 7-inch TFT display. Top trims are equipped with six airbags, ESP stability control, and traction control as standard. Three driving modes (Eco, City, and Sport), and a Terrain Response System (inherited from Land Rover) with three selectable modes (Normal, Wet, and Rough) are also on offer.

Production started in the month of October, 2018, at the new assembly line in the Pune plant.[11]

Buzzard Sport[edit]

Tata Buzzard Sport at Geneva Motor Show 2019

At the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, Tata Motors presented the Harrier for the export market, rebadged as the Buzzard Sport, and announced plans to sell the car in Europe. The name 'Buzzard Sport' was selected, as 'Harrier' - on the European and Asian markets - is already registered by Toyota.[12]


  1. ^ "The 1st Tata Harrier rolls out from its all-new assembly line in Pune". Tata Motors. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ M, Surendhar (2 January 2019). "Tata Harrier Launching This Month, Expected Starting Price Rs. 12.95 Lakh". Gaadiwaadi.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "2019 Tata Harrier launched in India, priced at Rs 12.69 lakh". Autocar India. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Tata Q501 SUV Spied". carblogindia.com. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Tata H5X Concept Has Land Rover Roots And An Indian Passport". carscoop.com. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Tata Motors' most awaited SUV christened as 'Tata Harrier'". Tata Motors. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  7. ^ "2018 Tata Harrier H5X based on Range Rover Evoque SUV". rushlane.com. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Fiat India To Also Supply Bigger Diesel Engines To Tata Motors And Maruti Suzuki". auto.ndtv.com. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Upcoming Tata Harrier SUV to get 2.0L Kryotec diesel engine". autocarpro.in. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Tata Harrier to be powered by the all-new 2.0L Kryotec Diesel engine". Tata Motors. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Tata Harrier built on brand-new assembly line in the Pune plant". Autocar Professional. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ Tata Motors, ed. (5 March 2019). "Tata Motors unveils four Global premiers and one European premier at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show". Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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