Tata Motors unveiled the H5X SUV concept at the Auto Expo 2018. We have also reported about the H5X being tested in Pune. Now, Rushlane has spotted the Tata H7X, the seven-seater luxury SUV testing on Indian roads.
The Tata H7X was spotted testing in Ooty. The overall design of the H7X remains identical to the H5X, but features three-row seating with a 7-seater configuration. Both the H5X and the H7X will be based on the L550 platform which also underpins the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Similar to the Tata H5X, the H7X is heavily camouflaged and is equipped with temporary headlights, turn indicators and tail light cluster. The H7X is lengthier than the H5X and gets a higher ground clearance, thick pillars and large alloy wheels.
The new Tata H7X will feature Tata Motors' Impact 2.0 design philosophy similar to the H5X. The Tata H5X features a sloping roof towards the C-pillar, whereas the H7X has a boxy roof in order to accommodate the third-row seats. Apart from that, all the design elements remain the same.
The interior of the Tata's flagship SUV, the H7X will feature a spacious and luxurious cabin. The Tata H7X will come with premium features such as HD infotainment display, sunroof, surround sound system and six airbags. The SUV will also get air vents on all the three rows.
On the mechanical front, the Tata H7X will draw power from a 2-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing around 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual or a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The Tata H5X will utilise the same engine but the five-seater variant of the SUV might get slightly lower power output. On the design front, both the Tata H5X and the H7X looks similar, but there are subtle changes which distinguish the two variants.
Thoughts On The Tata H7X SUV
The Tata H7X is the seven-seater variant of the H5X SUV which was recently spotted testing. The overall design of both the SUVs remain identical except for the change is roof design. The Tata H7X is likely to be launch in 2019 after the introduction of the H5X.
Expect the Tata H7X to be priced around Rs 20 lakh ex-showroom The Tata H7X will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Honda CR-V.