Tata To Build SUV-Coupe Based On Harrier’s Platform

  • Apr 02, 2019

Tata is planning to bring a more stylish mode of transportation, probably an SUV-coupe, than the recently launched Harrier, based on the new OMEGA ARC platform. Only Harrier is based on the new platform as yet. The 7-seater Harrier, which also underpins the same platform will enter the market late this year.

Brands like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW, and Land Rover offer SUV-coupe models in the country. Based on the similar design lines and modular OMEGA ARC platform, Tata might offer an SUV-coupe soon in India. It could be a different iteration of the Harrier’s design. Talking about the dimensions, the new platform allows making cars of a maximum length of 4.7 metres and fixed width and wheelbase of 1894mm and 2741mm respectively.

Usually, an SUV-coupe is longer than the SUV it is based on, courtesy of the swooping roofline. Just like in the case of the GLC Coupe, the GLC SUV measures 4656mm in length while its coupe version measures 4728mm. We can expect the new Tata SUV-coupe to be built on similar lines. The currently on sale Harrier measures 4598mm in length. Hence, expect the SUV-coupe to be longer than 4598mm.

Not just an SUV-coupe that Tata is eyeing to build, but a 7-8 seater MPV as well to rival the solo player, the Mahindra Marazzo in the segment. This is the segment which other brands like Maruti and Toyota are also targetting. So expect a fair bit of competition in the coming months in this segment along with the options for you, as a buyer.

The launch of these speculated models is not going to happen anytime before 2020 because details of the same are yet to be confirmed by the automaker. We might see production concepts prior to the release at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo just like the brand did with the H5X and 45X, which are now translated to the production-ready Harrier and Altroz respectively.

The OMEGA ARC platform is capable of fitting the 2.0-litre diesel engine, sourced from Fiat that powers the Jeep Compass as well as the Harrier. In terms of petrol, you can expect the new in-house developed 1.6-litre GDi unit to be fitted under the hood. This petrol engine will also come with the Harrier, possibly in 2020.


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