All You Need To Know About The Tata Harrier
The Tata Harrier is easily one of the most desirable SUVs on the market, especially considering its stunning exterior design that stays true to the H5X concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Ever since Tata bought over Land Rover, the market has been anticipating a product with technology from the British marque. The Harrier is based on Land Rover’s D8 architecture and the monocoque platform it gets has been called OMEGA ARC. It is also the first product to be built on this platform and gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox that has been sourced from Fiat. Its butch stance is sure to appeal to Indian buyers, while its feature-packed, comfortable cabin and good ride quality are sure to add to this SUV’s appeal. It also comes with an updated BSVI compliant engine.
Upon first glance, the Harrier comes across as a robust, muscular SUV that’s sure to dwarf other vehicles on the road. Those flared wheel arches, slender LED DRLs and massive Xenon projector headlamps below them look striking. Even at the rear, the Harrier looks sleek with the gloss-black strip running the length of the tail gate. In terms of dimensions, the Harrier is 4598mm in length, 1894mm in width and 1706mm in height. The wheelbase stretches across at 2741mm. Performance is brisk at high speeds, and the Harrier stays glued to the tarmac. It tackles bumps with very little effort. The three driving modes include Eco, City and Sport. In terms of specifications, it gets a 1956cc, 4-cylinder engine that produces 138bhp and 350Nm of torque. Paired to the engine is a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine is also BS-VI compliant. Also, the base-spec trim weighs in at 1675kgs.
The Tata Harrier has a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres. In terms of mileage, the manual model is capable of returning 17kmpl by ARAI, for the diesel model, in BSVI guise.
Inside, it gets a faux-leather dashboard with faux wood panels that look typically premium. The large front seats are very well bolstered, and it gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard. The top-of-the-line XZ variant comes equipped with a host of features that include climate control, rear defogger, 9 JBL speakers, voice recognition, puddle lamps, multi drive modes, steering-mounted audio controls, rear AC vents, follow-me-home headlamps, Android Auto, leather steering, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, terrain response modes and power folding and adjustable wing mirrors. In terms of safety, it is loaded with roll-over mitigation, hill hold and hill descent control, 6 airbags, ESP, corner stability control, ABS with EBD, traction control and hydraulic brake assist.
The 2020 Tata Harrier is sold in six full shades and two dual-tone shades: Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Orcus White, Ariel Silver, Telesto Grey, Atlas Black, Orcus White/Black and Calisto Copper/Black. The paint quality and finish for all the shades is excellent. We particularly found the Calisto Copper to be the most striking of all colours, but the one that’s sure to be a hit among Indian car buyers is the Orcus White.
All the details regarding the Tata Harrier – namely, the engine, specifications, variant-wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors and exterior details are extensively covered in the company’s model brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early 2020, the Tata Harrier is available in five variants for the diesel-manual model. The price for the base variant is ₹ 13 lakh, the price for the XM variant is ₹ 14.26 lakh, the price for the XT variant is ₹ 15.46 lakh, the price for the XZ variant is ₹ 16.76 lakh, and the price for the XZ Dual Tone variant is 16.96 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.
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