Tuesday, April 16, 2019
By Kamal Swami
Convertible Version Of Tata Harrier Resembles To Range Rover Evoque
The Harrier SUV by the domestic carmaker Tata Motors has succeeded in receiving an overwhelming response from the Indian buyers. The SUV succeeds in satisfying their demand of driving a big vehicle at the price that best suits to their budget, going through this the SUV enthusiasts have started giving their expected shapes to the SUV. One such avatar which has been creating buzz among the netizens recently is the convertible version of the Harrier which at the first instance looks like the Range Rover Evoque. The new avatar has been developed by the Team Dharavi, that has given the convertible look to the Harrier SUV, after getting inspiration from the Range Rover Evoque, the only convertible SUV across the world.
Well, the convertible avatar of the Harrier SUV is undoubtedly the eye-catching, but as far as the chances of giving it a real shape are concerned, they are very less. Because, developing a convertible SUV indirectly means high development cost, which directly impacts its market price. Whereas the actual reason behind the huge popularity of the Harrier is an affordable price range. Moreover, before offering the convertible version, the carmaker would like to offer sunroof and automatic gear transmission system on a priority basis.
However, the only possibility of launching the convertible SUV by the Tata Motors can be expected from its proposed seven-seater SUV, which would be christened as Buzzard. According to the reports Buzzard is developed on the same platform on which Harrier is developed. Buzzard also borrows the OMEGAARC (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform from Land Rover’s D8 chassis.
Under the hood, Tata Harrier is energized with Kryotec 2.0 litre diesel engine that generates the power of 140 PS and the peak torque of 350Nm. The transmission duties are performed by six-speed manual gear transmission system and offered with three driving modes namely Eco, City and Sport. It would be interesting to learn that apart from being equipped with the bunch of remarkable contemporary features it is also offered with all necessary safety features including six airbags, ABS+EBD, Electronic Traction Control, Hill Hold Control and Hill Descent Control system, Electronic Stability Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist System and few more.