Tata Motors had recently teased its seven-seat Harrier, codenamed, H7X ahead of its Geneva unveil. The company has released another teaser image of a model that will be unveiled at the upcoming motoring event. According to reports, the model shown in the latest teaser is the Tata H7X concept which features black front seats with teal blue stitching, a rotary gear selector and an Electric Parking Brake (EPB). A close look at the teaser image reveals the gloss black panel, which covers most of the transmission tunnel. Thin chrome strips can also be seen in the cabin, that add to the overall premium look. Also seen, is the teal blue tinge on the selected gear that is usually found in EVs.
The Tata H7X, as we all know, is essentially a seven-seat version of the Tata Harrier, which was recently launched in the country. However, the H7X is claimed to be a separate product and is expected to get a bunch of styling changes over its donor model. That said, the teaser image released earlier shows a three-quarter silhouette of the three-row C-SUV which sports an upright tailgate, larger 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and footboards.
It is expected that the H7X will receive subtle changes at the front, to differentiate from the five-seat Harrier. Interestingly, the length of H7X’s wheelbase will be same as Harrier, though the former will measure around 62mm longer than the latter. On the mechanical front, the Tata H7X seven-seat SUV will get the 2.0-litre Kryotec engine, expected to be called ‘Kryotec170’.
It is primarily an FCA sourced, Multijet II unit that will be tuned to put out more power. That said, the 2.0-litre unit is likely to belt out a maximum power of 170 bhp against 350 Nm torque. Transmission options on the Tata H7X will include a six-speed auto box, while there is yet no clarity on an all-wheel-drive unit. As for the Tata H7X India launch, it is estimated to arrive by the end of 2019.