2020 Tata Harrier SUV Showcases Its JLR Underpinnings, Goes For A Swim

Tata will launch a new SUV next year, called the Harrier. It was previewed by the H5X Concept and shares its platform with the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Jaguar E-Pace.

The LR-MS/D8 architecture will also be the foundation stone of the next-gen Range Rover Evoque and, as demonstrated on film below, it makes all vehicles quite capable on arduous terrains, regardless of their badge.

“An incisive beast, the Tata Harrier can cut through any obstacle with verve and vigor, be it water-logged roads or muddy trails, the OMEGARC [Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture] makes sure you march through with ease”, explains the Indian automaker in the latest Harrier teaser.

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The owner of Jaguar and Land Rover WILL launch the Harrier early next year. At the moment, details are scarce, but it’s believed to be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The unit is probably based upon the Jaguar’s Ingenium family and will come with two outputs and with both manual and automatic transmissions.

Lesser models will have to make do with front-wheel drive, but opt for better equipped versions of the SUV in markets where Tata vehicles are being sold and your Harrier will come with all-wheel drive as well.

Design wise, the 2020 Harrier will be a toned down version of the H5X Concept we saw last March in Geneva, but we’ll just have to wait and see how much the production car will differ from the (admittedly impressive) study. In the meantime, let’s watch it go for a swim in the short teaser video that follows.

 

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  • THE CONCEPT IS NASTY LOOKING. IF IT’S AVAILABLE FROM JAG AND RANGE ROVER I DON’T SEE THE NEED.

    • Mark Hawthorne

      BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE IT INDIA AND CHARGE NEXT TO NOTHING FOR IT WITHOUT DAMAGING THE BRAND EQUITY OF JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER. WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

      • Bob

        That’s our MICHGO. Rumour has it that he uses a keyboard without a caps lock button.

  • ramish rambarran

    The “HARRIER” name is already owned by Toyota for a JDM SUV. What’s with TATA ?

  • Kaido Alex

    Doesn’t Toyota own the Harrier name? I know that SUV is sold only in Japan.

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