The initial response for the Harrier is really good as the company sold 420 units in the first month; Nissan Kicks is very much in contention as well
Tata Motors officially launched the new Harrier on January 23rd at Rs. 12.69 lakh (Ex-Showroom). The company sold 420 units of Harrier in its first month and the waiting period for the Harrier is over three months in most of the cities and it is available in four variants – XE, XM, XT and XZ. During the same time, the Nissan Kicks posted 1,380 unit sales.
The Harrier is the production version of the H5X Concept showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and it is based on the new OMEGA platform, which is derived from the Land Rover Discovery Sport D8 platform. Both the models share lots of components like the front suspension, while the rear suspension has been developed by Tata Motors.
The new Impact Design 2.0 theme of Tata Motors debuted with the Harrier. The exterior design theme of Harrier is similar to the concept as the designers have carried over most of the elements from the H5X as the front gets dual headlamps setup in which LED DRL is positioned on top and the projector headlamps are positioned just ahead of the fog lamp.
The Harrier comes with 17-inch wheels on the top end variant while the rear gets new LED tail lamps along with a new bumper. Tata Harrier measures 4595 mm length, 1894 mm width, 1706 mm height and the wheelbase is 2741 mm. The boot space of Harrier is 425 litres, which can be expanded to 810 litres by folding down the second row.
The SUV comes in five colour options – Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Orcus White, Telesto Grey and Ariel Silver. The interior design of Harrier gives a premium feel as the instrument cluster gets a 7-inch TFT screen with lots of information. The Harrier comes loaded with lots of features like 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 9-speaker JBL audio system, leather seats, rear camera and more.
The safety features include 6-airbag, ABS with EBD, ESP, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Electronic Traction Control, Roll Over Mitigation to name few. The Harrier is powered by 2.0 L diesel engine sourced from FCA with 140 PS and 350 Nm of torque. The power is sent to front wheels via 6-speed manual gearbox and it comes with different driving modes.