Tata H7X spied testing, seven-seater SUV to be based on Land Rover's D8 platform
Tata Motors has been very active this year. Apart from launching five-seater SUV Harrier, the company has also updated Tiago and Tigor with more safety features. That the production variant of Tata 45X concept will make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month has been confirmed as well. Now several spy pictures of H7X, the Indian auto major's seven-seater SUV, have leaked online.
The photographs, posted by Autocar India, are of a camouflaged H7X test mule. The upcoming seven-seater SUV from Tata Motors will be based on Land Rover's D8 platform.
H7X is expected to get a front fascia on the lines of Harrier. The headlamp and grille design might be inspired from the five-seater SUV. However, the roof rails make H7X look taller. The test mule also sports a running board and nine-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels. On the back, the design is such that the passengers occupying the thrid row get enough headroom. A rear spoiler will definitely give it a sporty look.
Inside the cabin, H7X is sure to have ample space as it is based on the D8 platform. It can be assumed that any ride will be comfortable for third-row passengers as well. However, the boot might be somewhat smaller than Harrier's 425-litre boot.
Currently, Harrier is powered by a Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine churning out 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. It comes with an Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) for low-end torque and linear power delivery with low carbon footprint. The motor is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. H7X is expected to get a more powerful and BS-VI-compliant variant of this mill. An automatic transmission might be offered as well.
We can also assume that H7X will get a Floating Island 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is available with Harrier.
Harrier gets safety features like six airbags, advanced ESP (electronic safety program), ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake force distribution), corner stability control, electronic traction control, electronic stability control, hill hold control, hill descent control and roll over mitigation. These features are expected to accompany H7X as well.