Tata Harrier will go on sale next month and be offered with a six-speed manual transmission coupled to a 2.0-litre 140 PS diesel engine
Make no mistake, Tata Motors will be launching its long-awaited Harrier SUV next month in India with a feature-rich package. The Harrier is expected to have on-road pricing of Rs. 16-21 lakh – effectively positioned to rival Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. The Indian manufacturer took the years of learning from JLR and crafted an all-new premium SUV for the domestic customers in Harrier.
All the key details regarding the five-seater Harrier have been revealed in XE, XM, XT and XZ grades. It measures 4,598 mm long, 1,894 mm wide, 1,706 mm tall and has a wheelbase similar to Discovery Sport at 2,741 mm as it is based on Land Rover’s D8 architecture dubbed as OMEGA. It boasts a ground clearance of 205 mm and 425 litres of bootspace that can be expanded to 810 litres.
The range-topping XZ variant comes loaded with features like Xenon HID projector lamps, 8.8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, 9 JBL speakers, 6 airbags, ESP with roll over mitigation, HHC, HDC, CSC, ETC, leather seat upholstery and door pad inserts, outer mirrors with logo projection, 7-inch colour TFT instrumentation, terrain response modes (Normal, Rough, Wet), oak brown interior theme, front fog lamps with cornering function, etc.
Although Tata offers a long list of equipment with the Harrier, here are the six features we reckon it definitely misses out:
- Ventilated Seats
- Wireless Charging
- 360 Degree Camera
- Automatic Gearbox
All these are essential and trendy features a modern day customer would definitely seek and they would have distanced Harrier from the rest of the competition further.
Perhaps, Tata would reserve some of these features for the seven-seater variant coming out within a year of the Harrier’s debut with a different nomenclature? The Harrier takes power from a 2.0-litre Kryotec inline four-cylinder turbocharged BSIV diesel engine that produces 140 PS at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm.
It will initially be offered only with a six-speed manual transmission. The Harrier will be available in five colour choices such as Calisto Copper, Ariel Silver, Thermisto Gold, Orcus White and Telesto Grey. The entry-level XE will only be sold in Orcus White while XM in all colours barring Calisto Copper.