Tata Harrier EV to launch in India next year, will come with more power and range than Nexon EV

The Harrier EV could come equipped with an AWD system and will make more power than the Nexon EV.

Highlights
  • Tata Motors is reportedly planning to launch the Tata Harrier EV in India in 2024
  • The close-to-production concept shown at the Auto Expo could soon move to further testing
  • The Harrier EV will get more power and range than the Nexon EV and will also benefit from an AWD system

Tata Motors will be launching the Tata Harrier EV in 2024, as revealed by the automaker at Auto Expo 2023, and will supersede the current top-selling Nexon EV in terms of specs. The Indian automobile manufacturer showcased the electric version of its popular Tata Harrier EV in India at the Auto Expo 2023. The Harrier EV will be based on the company’s new Gen 2 architecture which has been developed specifically for electric vehicles. The platform will also spawn future models from the company. 

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Tata Harrier EV launch

The Tata Harrier EV based on Tata’s Gen 2 platform will be the next EV in the automaker’s portfolio. The vehicle is expected to arrive in 2024 as per Tata. The Harrier EV might be in the later stages of development and could go into testing soon. The Harrier EV is expected to be substantially different from Tata’s current lineup of EVs which include the popular Tata Nexon and the newly launched affordable Tata Tiago EV hatchback. 

The Harrier EV’s Gen 2 platform is an ICE-derived chassis however has been heavily reworked to suit an electric powertrain. Modifications have been made to the fuel tank area and will get a reworked central spine that will lend it a flat floor. The chassis is also expected to be lighter and more energy efficient. The Harrier EV is also expected to get a larger battery pack and will host a more powerful motor as compared to the outgoing Nexon. The Harrier EV will hence get more performance and range. The EV is in fact expected to get an AWD system which will utilise a dual motor setup. 

The Harrier EV will get a revised styling with redesigned LED lighting, a blocked-out front grille, an angular bumper design, a new mesh design for the air dam, a larger set of diamond-cut alloy wheels, etc. The feature list is also expected to be lengthed and the EV SUV will get features such as a 360-degree camera, 10.25-inch touchscreen, air purifier, ventilated seats, ADAS functionality. 

The pricing and exact launch timeline are however still unknown.