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

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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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25 July 2018

Why couldn't TATA rework things the other way and give us a "proper" Defender based on their current line of rugged 4x4s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Telcoline) ?

I'm sure they would be well recieved in developing economies and re-establish LR as a brand.

25 July 2018

Have they asked Toyota for permission to use the Harrier name? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Harrier

 

 

26 July 2018
kboothby wrote:

Have they asked Toyota for permission to use the Harrier name? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Harrier

Did Toyota ask permission from Hawker Siddeley, BAe, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing and BAe Systems for permission to use the Harrier name, NO, they did not, so they would be on very shakey ground to complain.

 

26 July 2018
jonboy4969 wrote:

Did Toyota ask permission from Hawker Siddeley, BAe, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing and BAe Systems for permission to use the Harrier name, NO, they did not, so they would be on very shakey ground to complain.

I believe those things are planes not cars...muppetry!

26 July 2018
soldi wrote:

jonboy4969 wrote:

Did Toyota ask permission from Hawker Siddeley, BAe, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing and BAe Systems for permission to use the Harrier name, NO, they did not, so they would be on very shakey ground to complain.

I believe those things are planes not cars...muppetry!

Speaking of "muppetry," did Toyota request permission from Ford since they used the name to denote a mk2 Escort limited edition in the late 1970s?

Essentially the point your raising isn't an issue if the name isn't trademarked in the market you're selling the vehicle in.

 

 

26 July 2018

They are aircraft?? This is a car

26 July 2018
kboothby wrote:

Have they asked Toyota for permission to use the Harrier name? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Harrier

 

 

HATER!!!

Tata Harrier sounds NOTHING like Toyota Harrier!!!

25 July 2018

Would it be competing with the Evoque or priced much lower, if it happens?

26 July 2018

Clearly made by the same firm, TATA after all owning Jaguar.

rjv

26 July 2018

It will be priced much lower than evoque. You are looking at approximately 24,000 gbp for the top varient

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