Tata has finally, officially launched the Harrier SUV in India. Before diving into the details of the newest Tata SUV, let’s get its best feature out of the way… The pricing. The Tata Harrier starts at a lucrative INR. 12.69 lakhs and will top out at 16.25 lakhs. The Harrier is available in 4 variants – XE, XM, XT, and XZ and will be available only with the diesel variant. Five color options are offered – Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Ariel Silver, Telesto Grey & Orcus White. With the Harrier, Tata Motors has rightfully entered the premium mid-size SUV segment. Showcased as the H5X concept at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018, the Harrier is the first vehicle to be developed under Tata’s Impact Design 2.0 language and is based on the all-new Omega platform derived from Land Rover’s D8 architecture.
With contemporary SUV design proportions, the Harrier sports a flaunting roof with bold chrome finisher, flared wheel arches and dual function LED DRLs accentuating its overall bold presence. The interior design is clean, clutter-free and offers a balance of style and practicality. The use of high-quality materials and color combinations enhances the experience, lending a premium and luxurious feel to the interiors.
The Harrier is powered by the Kryotec 2.0 Diesel engine, which delivers 140 PS power and 350 Nm of torque with an Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) for excellent low-end torque and linear power delivery. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Harrier also gets three Engine Drive Modes (Eco, City, Sport) which is married to the ESP Terrain Response Modes(Normal, Rough, Wet) to ensure handling over every kind of terrain with steering tuned for excellent driving dynamics. The front suspension and hydra bush have been carried over from the D8 Platform while the rear twist blade suspension has been specially designed by Lotus Engineering UK.
Tata says the Harrier takes the in-car experience to the next level with segment-leading features. A Floating Island Touchscreen Infotainment System with 8.8”High-Resolution Display offers in-car connectivity and infotainment though Android Auto & Apple Car Play, the ConnectNext App Suite, a 320W RMS JBL Audio System with 9 speakers, and a lot more.
Top-of-the-line safety features include an Advanced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with 14 added functionalities ensures stability in difficult driving conditions. 6 Airbags (Driver, Co-Driver, Side Seat and Curtain Airbags) and Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points.
Expect the Harrier to be available in the Nepalese market by mid-2019.