Tata Buzzard has been spied yet again ahead of its launch in the fourth quarter of 2019, the Harrier-based seven-seater SUV will rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and MG Hector
Tata Motors will launch the seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier, Tata Buzzard (Cassini), in the second half of 2019. Ahead of its launch, Tata Buzzard has already been seen testing several times. The upcoming SUV was recently spotted again. It continues to rest with heavy camouflage. However, as revealed by the spy pictures, the seven-seater model will feature identical silhouette as in the Tata Harrier apart from the extended C-pillar area. To make the most out of the given platform and accommodate the third row, the design team has made the C pillar upright and extended the quarter glass. The rear overhang is prolonged for the same reasons.
Tata Buzzard will share many things in common with its five-seater sibling Harrier
It is known that Tata Buzzard will be underpinned by the same OMEGA platform that forms the base of the Harrier. The seven-seater Harrier features the same wheelbase of 2,741 mm. However, the overall length has been stretched by 63 mm to 4,661 mm. What’s more, at 1,786 mm high, the Buzzard is taller than the Harrier by 80 mm. With a bulkier body, the Buzzard will sport larger 18-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, it is expected that Buzzard will carry the same interior as in the Harrier. The seven-seater Buzzard will come with an 8.8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, push button start, park assist along with multiple driving modes.
Tata Buzzard will be powered by Tata Harrier’s 2.0-litre Kryotec turbocharged diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm)
Under the hood, the Buzzard will foster 2.0-litre Kryotec170 turbocharged diesel engine. This Fiat-sourced unit is capable of producing a maximum power of 170 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. It will be available with two transmission choices, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. It is expected that the Buzzard will come along with a new petrol-automatic powertrain that Tata has been working on. Once launched, the Tata Buzzard will offer direct competition to the Mahindra XUV500 and the MG Hector. \