The First TATA Harrier Rolls Off The Factory Floor As Company Plans For 2019 Launch
Tata’s concept SUV, the company had been working for so long, has finally turned into a reality and rolled out the first Harrier from its newly designed manufacturing line in Pune. This only means Tata Motors’ aim would be to launch the Harrier SUV as early in 2019 as possible.
According to the company spokesperson, Tata Harrier needed a totally different approach to product development and manufacturing processes. Mayank Prateek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “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 rollout 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,” Mayank added.
The company did a thorough testing on their new monocoque SUV, putting a cumulative distance of 2.2 million km on the clock. Harrier will be powered by the 2.0L KRYOTEC cutting-edge diesel engine that will guarantee refined drivability and performance.
When talking about the new assembly line, the company says it was built in a record time of 6 months with the best manufacturing practices being adopted from Jaguar Land Rover. The assembly line boasts 90% automation levels with over 100+ KUKA and ABB robots.