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Indian owner of JLR is set to move upmarket with Harrier SUV in 2019, bringing advanced tech and architecture from Land Rover models
Autocar
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25 July 2018

Tata Motors will make the most of its ownership of Jaguar Land Rover with a new global-market SUV in 2019.

Called the Harrier, the model is tasked with boosting the Indian car maker’s fortunes in its home market, plus the Middle Eastern and African regions.

Based on the H5X concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show, the production Harrier’s design has been teased in a video (below).

While the overall style and large proportions remain, the production version appears to have toned down a little of the concept’s exterior boldness. Its interior is yet to be seen, but Tata promises best-in-class quality, space and connectivity.

The Harrier will share a significant amount under the skin with current Land Rover models, showing Tata’s push upmarket from its budget roots. It sits on the brand’s Omega modular architecture, which is a version of Land Rover’s D8 platform adapted to suit Indian road conditions.

The D8 platform underpins the current Range Rover Evoque, seven-seat Land Rover Discovery Sport and Jaguar E-Pace SUVs. Five and seven-seat versions of the Harrier are expected.

In India, the Harrier will be powered by a Fiat Chrysler-sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine in two states of tune. Four-wheel-drive will be available, while there's potential for a hybrid variant later in the car’s lifecycle.

Tata as a brand has no presence in the UK, but the new SUV’s success could significantly impact the chances of it arriving here in the future.

Lawrence Allan

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Peter Cavellini 26 July 2018

Sort of......

 so, kind of like Renault and Dacia?, a cheaper built Evoque....?

kboothby 26 July 2018

Maybe...

..and why not? Worked for them.

Marc 27 July 2018

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

 so, kind of like Renault and Dacia?, a cheaper built Evoque....?

Kind of. But that isn't the reason this car is being created. It's a smokescreen for JLR and an integral part of their future production strategy. This allows them to set up production lines in low cost bases without ringing too many alarm bells. Once a facility is up and running JLR models can be slipped in quickly. All part of them pulling out of production out of the UK.

kboothby 28 July 2018

Mulder & Scully calling...

They want you on the X-files, Global businesses manufacture GLOBALLY.. hedging there bets against trade tariffs and sanctions, if the UK has secures a free trade agreement with India then why not move production there? If India has a free trade agreement with the Pacific Rim/EU/NA then move production to India, it's a no brainer!!

Marc 28 July 2018

kboothby wrote:

kboothby wrote:

They want you on the X-files, Global businesses manufacture GLOBALLY.. hedging there bets against trade tariffs and sanctions, if the UK has secures a free trade agreement with India then why not move production there? If India has a free trade agreement with the Pacific Rim/EU/NA then move production to India, it's a no brainer!!

Twat. You need a basic understanding of politics and economics.

Volvophile 26 July 2018

Ford EUCD

How many more variations will they get out of this platform?
The Apprentice 26 July 2018

Volvophile wrote:

Volvophile wrote:

How many more variations will they get out of this platform?

Tata will probably make a tractor out of it next, with an Ingenium engine for authentic sound.

Bill Lyons 26 July 2018

Thank the Good Lord!

Because, of course, humanity desperately needs another SUV!! 

WallMeerkat 26 July 2018

Bill Lyons wrote:

Bill Lyons wrote:

Because, of course, humanity desperately needs another SUV!! 

 

It's the current craze, automakers keep feeding the zombie hoards who flock to showrooms demanding SUVs.

kboothby 26 July 2018

What??

If that is where the demand is then it would be commercial suicide to do otherwise, woud you prefer car makers to build stuff that doesn't sell??