New Delhi: Tata Motors has officially revealed that the production version of the H5X Concept will be called the 'Tata Harrier'.
Tata Motors first unveiled the H5X concept at the Auto Expo earlier this year and will be positioned above the Nexon in the company's line-up. The production-spec Tata Harrier is expected to be revealed by the end of this year, while commercial sales will begin in the first quarter of 2019.
According to the company, the new Harrier nameplate draws inspiration from their thought, and has been defined as "a dominant beast imbued with endless stamina and strength. Gifted with unwavering instinct. Effortlessly conquers every challenge thrown its way."
The new Tata Harrier SUV will be based on the automaker's completely new Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA) monocoque platform, while it is also first vehicle to sport the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy.
The new OMEGA architecture has been developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and is derived from Land Rover D8 architecture that currently underpins the Range Rover Evoque.
The Tata Harrier will also be the first vehicle from the Indian car maker to be styled under the 'IMPACT Design 2.0' philosophy. The concept version has been much appreciated for its refreshing and imposing design, and the production version is expected to carry most of these elements as well.