Mrunal Manmay Dash

Tata Motors has been making headlines owing to the launch of the new Harrier and Safari facelifts. The company recently announced the pricing for both SUVs, but along with that, it has announced another important thing.

At this year’s Delhi Auto Expo, Tata Motors showcased a Harrier EV concept as well as the 1.5-litre turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDi) engine that would be offered under the hood of the Harrier SUV. And while the 1.5L TGDi engine has been in the works for a while now, the electric Harrier would probably arrive before its petrol-powered counterpart.

At the price announcement of the face lifted Harrier and Safari on Wednesday, Shailesh Chandra, managing director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd, said “We have already shown the 1.5-litre TGDi engine at the Auto Expo and we intend to bring it. I would say that it’s slightly far away – one year and beyond.”

Tata Motors is also working on the development of the new Harrier EV, and it has already showcased how it could look, coming in the near future. The exterior will feature a closed-off grille and other aesthetic changes to help differentiate it from its ICE sibling. In terms of power train, Tata Motors has confirmed that the electric SUV will be equipped with a dual electric motor setup, enabling an all-wheel drive configuration.

According to reports, this particular configuration will not only provide enhanced performance but also improve the SUV’s handling and stability on various terrains. Now, while the exact specifications of the Harrier EV have not been revealed yet, it is expected to deliver a real-world range of around 400-500 km, making it suitable for long drives and everyday commuting. Additionally, some reports have stated that it could come equipped with a 60 kWh battery pack.