The seven-seater version of the Harrier, dubbed the Tata H7X, will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It will debut as a concept. Tata is busy developing the final product and it will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2020.
The Tata H7X will share a majority of its components with the Harrier. It will be considerably longer towards the rear to accommodate the 3rd row of seats. The area towards the D pillar will have a reworked design to accommodate the 3rd-row window. The Tata H7X will also have an increased length of 62mm while maintaining the wheelbase of 2741mm, similar to the Harrier.
The Tata H7X will draw its power from the 2.0L Kryotec engine that does its duties on the Harrier. However, it will be tuned to produce 170bhp and a peak torque of 350Nm, making it powerful than the Harrier.
While the Harrier is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission, the H7X will sport the Hyundai sourced 6-speed auto box. This automatic transmission will make its way to the Harrier at a later date. Also, a point to be noted is, while the Harrier is available only in 2 wheel drive, only time will tell if the H7X will be available in AWD or 4WD.
The seven-seater H7X SUV will be above the Tata Harrier in terms of pricing and positioning. The Tata H7X will compete on the likes of the upcoming next-generation Mahindra XUV500 and the next generation Hyundai Creta offered in a seven-seater layout.
Tata Motors launched the Harrier on January 23rd at a price of 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom). Read about it here. Read our comparison of the Tata Harrier with its rivals, the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks here.