Tata Harrier bookings not open yet, Tata Motors confirms


first_imgSince the debut of the Tata H5X SUV concept, or the Tata Harrier as it is now called, there has a substantial amount of anticipation regarding the SUV. Touted as one of the biggest debuts in the Indian car market, it now seems people are slightly getting restless for this premium SUV to go on sale in the market.With a number of reports surfacing about Tata Motors unofficially starting bookings for the Harrier SUV for a Rs 50,000 token amount, we sadly state that this is unfortunately not true. This was in response to the certain invoice copy image uploaded on the internet which showed a certain Tata Harrier BSIV model booking for Rs 50,000.In regards to those reports, Tata Motors has clarified that bookings for the Harrier have not opened yet officially. In a statement from Tata Motors spokesperson, they clarified, “There is a lot of excitement for the Tata Harrier. We have learned from this incident. The dealer was compelled to take the booking due to the customer insisting on the same, to be among the first owners of the Tata Harrier. We thank our customers for their trust in the brand and we wish to assure them that the Tata Harrier will arrive in India, early in 2019. TML will publicise widely when we officially open bookings for the Harrier. The Company has directed the dealer to refund the entire amount to the customer as the official booking for the Tata Harrier has not yet commenced.”In regards to the launch, Tata is expected to launch the much-awaited SUV by early 2019. The Harrier SUV will be built on the Omega platform which is a derivative of the L550 platform from the stables of Jaguar Land Rover for the Discovery Sport.advertisementAlso, the Harrier is also slated to share the wheelbase from the Discovery Sport which is 2,741mm and will be 4×4 capable like the Discovery Sport and will come with a proper 4×4 drivetrain. Considering its Tata, we can very well expect the final production spec model to be very close to the original concept, complete with high-set headlamps with LED DRLs. Other styling similarities include wheel arches, front and rear armrests, slim headlamps which are in accordance to their Impact Design 2.0 language.The Harrier is slated to feature a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine sourced from Fiat Chrysler with a 4-wheel drive system which will be developed by Tata. This is the same engine which does the duty on the Fiat Chrysler Jeep Compass. Transmission duties are tipped to be a 6-speed manual, and a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic, with added driving modes.The Harrier has been spotted quite a number of times testing on Indian roads and its no surprise that we are waiting for the orange bomb to drop on the affordable premium SUV market in India.last_img read more

‘Real Madrid won’t spend €400m on Neymar’


first_imgTransfers ‘Real Madrid won’t spend €400m on Neymar’ – La Liga president Tebas doubts record deal Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 23:14 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Real Madrid PSG Champions League 14022018 Getty Transfers Real Madrid PSG Primera División Ligue 1 Neymar Speculation continues to suggest that the former Barcelona star could return to Spain from Paris Saint-Germain, but his price tag may be an issue Real Madrid “aren’t going to pay €400 million (£351m/$471m) for Neymar”, claims La Liga president Javier Tebas, despite speculation suggesting a summer raid will be launched on Paris Saint-Germain.Ever since he left Barcelona in a record-breaking €222m (£195m/$262m) transfer in the summer of 2017, speculation has suggested that the Brazil international is destined to return to Spain.The doors have been left open at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Blancos president Florentio Perez having previously hinted at a move for a future Ballon d’Or winner while Marcelo has claimed that he will one day be joined in Madrid by a fellow countryman. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Tebas, though, doubts that a deal will be done in the next transfer window, with Neymar’s current valuation too high even for those with the deepest of pockets.He told reporters: “Real Madrid aren’t going to pay the 400 million euros needed for Neymar.”However, the numbers that they generate can put them close to being able to undertake such a signing.”Neymar’s return to La Liga would be welcomed by the likes of Tebas, with there a desire on the part of the Spanish top flight to enhance an image which relies heavily on the presence of Barcelona and Real Madrid icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”Our goal is for the Liga brand to be above those of players and clubs,” added Tebas.”It’s that way in the Premier League.”Although, I can’t remember the last time a Premier League player won the Ballon d’Or.”Deniz Aytekin England Italy VAR penaltı decision 03272018For now, Neymar is the potential future for La Liga.In the present, the division is readying itself for the introduction of VAR for the 2018-19 campaign.The system has not been universally well received in other competitions, but Tebas is confident teething problems can be avoided in Spain.He said: “We’ve realised that one of the mistakes other countries have made with VAR is the lack of communication.”There hasn’t been any communication with players, coaches, referees or journalists, but we’ve already gone to the clubs to explain the system in depth.”During pre-season we’ll do so for a second time.”last_img read more