Tata Harrier grabs plenty of eyeballs on Indian roads and adding a sunroof from genuine accessories is well worth a try
The Harrier has been one of the hottest looking cars from an Indian automaker in recent memory and its athletic stance goes by a long way into the minute details. The muscular exterior comes courtesy of it being based on the OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) platform derived from Land Rover’s D8.
Resultantly, the Harrier shares 2,741 mm wheelbase with the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the total length is almost the same for both the SUVs. Launched in January 2019, the appealing exterior of the Harrier has already led owners to visit aftermarket shops and flaunt their personalisation by adding new wheels and body graphics.
The five-seater is also offered with a range of genuine accessories and the one that many customers can choose is the sunroof. Getting the open air feel on a premium SUV is too tempting to resist and here we have an image of the Harrier with an accessorised sunroof. The total cost of the sunroof along with fitment charges stood at just over Rs. 25,000.
The Harrier will spawn a seven-seater variant towards the end of this year. Having debuted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show under the Buzzard name, the seven-seater with longer rear overhang compared to the regular Harrier could be christened Cassini in India. The Buzzard moniker will be restricted to the international markets.
It will compete against Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V and is expected to be priced in the upwards of Rs. 16 lakh and use a more powerful (170 PS and 350 Nm) 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced four-cylinder diesel engine found in the Jeep Compass. The Harrier is currently priced between Rs. 12.69 lakh and Rs. 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom).
In March 2019, nearly 2,500 units of the Harrier were sold as it comfortably beat Jeep Compass and Mahindra and its momentum is expected to continue into the coming months. Tata will likely expand the Harrier’s range by offering a six-speed torque converter automatic unit sourced from Hyundai in the near future.