With the growing demand for sport utility vehicles in the Indian automotive sector, automakers are in a race to attract more offers in their segment. Tata Motors is one of those car manufacturers. They already have two new SUVs, which are quite new: Nexon and Harrier. Soon, two more SUVs will join the two existing ones: H7X and Hornbill.
Both of these SUVs will be announced as concepts at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 tomorrow. Hornbill is a small SUV, which will be located below the Nexon line in company, while H7X is a 7-seater SUV based on Harrier. Before the debut of the SUV, digital rendering artist Pratyush Rout has imagined what the back of Tata H7X will look like, based on the teaser shared by Tata Motors.
Unlike the Harrier, which has a coupe-like tilted roofline at the rear, the H7X will have a more butch position at the rear. This will allow enough space for passengers in the third row. It should be noted here that the H7X is only 62 mm longer, compared to the Harrier. This means that most of the commitment made to accommodate the third row is made in the boot space. Expect very less boot space, compared to the 5-seater Harrier.
The alloys are larger than the Harrier and are more or less inspired by the Land Rover SUV. Speaking of taillights, the teaser shared by Tata Motors showed a unit placed vertically. But the car that was spied on in India recently, featured LED tail lights similar to Harrier. Whatever the case may be, there will be a black piano bar on the back, running between the taillights. This bar will house the name of the car, as seen in the Harrier, and the Land Rover cars such as Velar, Evoque.
H7X teaser shared by Tata Motors.
Tata H7X is based on the OMEGA platform, just like the Harrier. Cabin with capacity for up to 7 passengers. Interiors will feature several class-leading features with an 8.8 “touch-screen information and entertainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink, as well as a 7.1” color screen in the instrument cluster for MID . Being a 7-seater SUV, it will also receive rear air conditioning fans and separate cargo ports for rear passengers, which is not offered with the 5-seater Harrier. Safety features include slope retention assistance, rear parking camera with sensors, brake assistance, air bags, traction control along with ABS and EBD as standard.
Tata H7X will get its power through the same 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel engine used to power the Harrier. The engine of the Harrier, which offers a power of 140 hp and a torque of 350 Nm, will be improved to offer 170 hp on the H7X. The engine will be coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox along with a 6-speed Hyundai speed-pair converter. Tata H7X will have a higher price than the Harrier and is expected to start from Rs.15 lakhs.