Tata Motors has rolled off the 1st Harrier SUV at the company’s assembly plant at Pune. The company has also released a video thus giving a first glimpse at the production spec Harrier.
Tata says it took a completely different approach for the development and manufacturing process for the Harrier SUV and built the world-class assembly line in a record time of 6 months. It boast of best manufacturing process adopted from Jaguar Land Rover and boasts of 90% automation levels with 100+ KUKA and ABB robots.
According to Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors -“We have been receiving a tremendous response from the customers ever since we opened bookings of the Harrier, a fortnight ago. With the all- new assembly line ready and the roll out of the 1st Harrier, we are now gearing up to start deliveries in early 2019. The Harrier, with its stunning design will definitely appeal to customers, especially those who have eagerly waited for the product since its showcase as the H5X concept at the Auto Expo 2018. We are confident that the Harrier will set new benchmarks in the SUV segment, in 2019.”
The Harrier SUV will be based off the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced’ Architecture and will be powered by a 2.2 litre Kyrotec diesel powerplant under the hood. Transmission options will include a Hyundai sourced six speed automatic gearbox as it appears to be a more cost effective option.
Tata has officially started accepting bookings for the Harrier SUV at Rs 30,000 at its dealerships with a launch slated for January 2019.