Almost a year after showcasing it at the Auto Expo 2023, Tata Motors has filed the patent for the design of the upcoming Harrier.EV. An image of the design patent of the Tata Harrier.EV applied by Tata Motors are going viral on the internet, which indicates the actual model which is expected to hit the showroom floors by the end of 2024.
The patent image of the design of Tata Harrier.EV showcases the rear quarter profile of the electric SUV, which looks almost the same as the already-on-sale diesel Harrier. Going by the image of the patent, the Tata Harrier.EV will have the same profile for the door panels, windows, sunroof, fenders, rear windscreen and boot lid. The upcoming Tata Harrier.EV will also have the same set of LED tail lamps with connected LED bar between them.
However, all is not entirely the same, as Tata Motors has given the Harrier.EV a couple of visual differentiators, which include a different aero design for the alloy wheels and an “.EV” badge on the front door panel. These two design highlights can also be seen in the recently launched Punch.EV and Nexon.EV, and are expected to be there in all the future electric vehicles from Tata Motors. The rear bumper is also expected to be different in its appearance, once it hits the production floors.
While the design patent doesn’t showcase the front profile of the new Tata Harrier.EV, it is where the major changes are expected to be introduced. Like the pre-production model showcased at the Auto Expo 2023, the production-spec version of Harrier.EV will get a blanked-off grille with revised LED headlamps and daytime LEDs with a connected light bar. The revised LED lights have already been introduced in the diesel Harrier facelift launched a few weeks ago.
The cabin of the Tata Harrier.EV is also not visible in the patent image filed by Tata Motors, however, it is expected to remain unchanged over the interior of the diesel Harrier. However, to differentiate from it, the Harrier.EV might have a different upholstery and possible inclusion of a couple of new features on board. Rest assured, the Tata Harrier.EV will retain the equipment list of the current diesel Harrier, including features like powered and ventilated front seats, 10.25-inch full-TFT instrument console, 12.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charger, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone auto AC with rear AC vents and more.
The powertrain details of the Tata Harrier.EV are yet under wraps, though it will have the largest battery pack as a part of its new “acti.ev” architecture, a form of which recently made its debut in the Punch.EV. Once launched, the Tata Harrier.EV will go against the BYD Atto 3 and the upcoming Mahindra XUV.e8.
After unveiling the first official images and variant details of the Punch.EV, Tata Motors launched the new electric vehicle by announcing its prices. The Tata Punch.EV range started at Rs 10.99 lakh, going up to Rs 14.49 lakh (price ex-showroom, India). The electric motor comes as a standard feature in all variants of Tata Punch.EV, producing 122 bhp of power output and 190 Nm of torque output. This allows the electric vehicle to cover the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 9.5 seconds. It also comes with two charger options – a 3.3kW wall box charger and a 7.2kW fast charger. You can charge the Punch.EV from 10 to 80 per cent in 56 minutes using a 50kW DC fast charger.
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