First Tata Harrier Rolls Off The Assembly Line

Posted on Tue ,30 Oct 2018 5:00 pm
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First Tata Harrier Rolls Off The Assembly Line

The 5-seater Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine.


The much anticipated SUV from Tata Motors, the five-seat Harrier, rolled off the assembly line today from its manufacturing plant in Pune. Bookings for the Harrier have already started and it will be launched in early 2019 with deliveries commencing soon after.


The Tata Harrier is bases on a modified Land Rover D8 monocoque platform (used on the current Discovery Sport) which the company has dubbed OMEGA or ‘Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced’ Architecture. It has been developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover.


Tata Harrier - Front Perspective View


The Harrier needs a completely new approach to manufacturing than current Tata Motors’ products. The Harrier’s assembly line at Tata Motors’ Pune plant was built in just six months with manufacturing practices adopted from Jaguar Land Rover. The line has 90% automation with over 100 KUKA and ABB robots.


Powering the Tata Harrier is a 2.0-litre diesel engine dubbed ‘Kryotec’. The engine is actually the same Fiat unit which powers the Jeep Compass in India. It will produce around 140bhp and will be mated to a 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. Front wheel drive will be the standard drivetrain option with higher variants getting AWD hardware.


Tata Harrier - Rear Perspective View


The Tata Harrier is expected to be loaded with premium features, luxurious materials and future ready connectivity and infotainment systems. It will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500.


According to Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors -“We have been receiving a tremendous response from the customers ever since we opened bookings of the Harrier, a fortnight ago. With the all- new assembly line ready and the roll out of the 1st Harrier, we are now gearing up to start deliveries in early 2019. The Harrier, with its stunning design will definitely appeal to customers, especially those who have eagerly waited for the product since its showcase as the H5X concept at the Auto Expo 2018. We are confident that the Harrier will set new benchmarks in the SUV segment, in 2019.”


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