Tata Harrier is bringing tough competition to many premium-positioned car brands of India. The arrival of this tough SUV will mean indirect competition to some of the best selling products of the SUV segment. Tata Motors is moving ahead on the right track by raising potential with every new car, with Harrier being their new flagship for the year 2019. Here are ten must-know facts about the Tata Harrier.
10 Must-Know Facts About Tata Harrier
1) Single Engine Option
Tata Harrier is available with a single 2.0L, four-cylinder diesel engine. Sourced from Jeep Compass, the power output under the Tata Moniker is 140 HP. Tata is working on a 7-seat variant of Harrier, with the same engine producing 170 HP under that guise. As of now, the launch of a petrol engine for the Harrier is not on the cards.
2) No Automatic Gearbox
The first report hinted at a 9-speed automatic gearbox for the Harrier while later, the brand went forward with a 6-speed automatic unit from Hyundai. Unfortunately, none of them will be launched in the first phase as Harrier comes with a 6-speed manual unit.
3) Fully-Loaded SUV
The top-spec Harrier is available with features like hill hold control, hill descent control, 8.8-inch infotainment system with mirroring function for the 7-inch console screen, terrain response modes, leather on the dashboard and seats, HID projector headlights and 6-airbags. The driving modes can help the Harrier stay focused normal, wet and rough road conditions. The top-end model of Harrier is equipped with a JBL music system with 4 speakers, 4 Tweeters, a woofer and an amplifier.
4) Key Rivals in India
Harrier rivals Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500 in its segment. The car is longer and wider than all three, resulting in class-leading leg space for the front and rear seat passengers. The most powerful among these four is the Jeep Compass.
5) Land Rover-Derived Chassis
Harrier underpins the current generation chassis from Tata that is derived from the Land Rover D8 platform. The structure is safer than all other Tata cars, bringing more rigidity and control to the structure and enhanced comfort for the passengers.
6) Colour Options
Tata Harrier can be bought in Ariel Silver, Calisto Copper, Telesto Grey, Thermisto Gold and Orcus White shade. The option of getting a contrast shade roof is not yet available for the car. The bonnet and front section is more prominent than the window size.
7) No Sunroof
Tata has missed the sunroof option from Harrier at the present stage. The same is available in all three rivals and thus, buyers may think twice before making a decision. Loads of space in the Harrier may not let anyone feel trapped inside but sunroof adds a lot more light into the car through its effective placement.
8) Massive Boot Space
Harrier is available with five seats as standard, offering 425 litres worth boot space without folding any seat. The rear seats can be folded to achieve 810 litres of boot space in the new car. The car even comes with a 50-litre fuel tank.
9) No 4×4 Option
The missing 4×4 option from Harrier limits the use of Land Rover derived platform. It seems like Tata Motors will first gauge the customer response before bringing higher priced variants for the car. The price will rise by approx INR 1 lakh for the 4×4 version.
10) Expected Price
The base version of Tata Harrier lacks many important features, making it good for an expected starting price of INR 12 lakh. The top variant is expected to get a price tag of INR 15.50 lakh. The addition of 4×4 and sunroof, along with the automatic gearbox, can take the price higher by INR 2.50 lakh in the mid of 2019.
Tata Harrier will be available for public previews from December 18. The time slots will be divided among those who have pre-booked the car.
Tata Harrier Specifications
- Engine Displacement: 1956 cc
- Engine Type: Kryotec 2.0 L Turbocharged Engine
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Emission Standard: BS IV
- Maximum Power: 140 PS @ 3750 rpm
- Max Torque: 350 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm
- No. of Cylinders: In-line 4-cylinders
- Transmission Type: 6-Speed Manual
- Overall Length: 4598mm
- Overall Width: 1894mm
- Overall Height: 1706mm
- Wheelbase: 2741mm
- Ground Clearance: 205mm
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 litres
- Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
- Boot Space: 425 litres
- Boot Space with Rear Seats Folded: 810 litres
- Front Brakes: Disc
- Rear Brakes: Drum
- Front Suspension: Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
- Rear Suspension: Semi-independent Twist blade with Panhard Rod & Coil Spring
- Frame: Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) derived from Land Rover’s D8 Architecture Engine
- Tyres (XE, XM): 235/70 R16 (Steel)
- Tyres (XT, XZ): 235/65 R17 (Alloy)
- Spare Tyre: 235/70 R16 (Steel)