The launch of the Tata Harrier stunned all the SUV enthusiasts with its new concept and the futuristic design. The Harrier, after the Tata Safari, is one of those rare SUVs from Tata Motors that comes loaded with bells and whistles, looks modern, is priced very rightly and is technologically advanced. This SUV was launched in India a month ago and the waiting period to own this car has gone up to almost 3 months.
One of the biggest reasons for the increased waiting period of Tata Harrier is its aggressive pricing. This SUV was launched at a killer price tag of Rs. 12.69 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the base variant. Even its top-end variant was priced quite reasonably at Rs. 16.25 lakh (Ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Although, the Harrier has its competition with some of the very popular rivals but Tata Motors has tried its best and has left no stone unturned in giving the edge to the Harrier over its competition. The best features of the SUV include the Kryotech 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel Engine, Land Rover borrowed Omega Arc platform and its new IMPACT design 2.0 philosophy.
The brand new Tata Harrier has a wide grille at the front which is merged with the high-mounted LED daytime running lights, which also act as the front turn indicators. And right below the day time running lights, big headlamps are placed with the projector beams that discharge xenon-type high-intensity.
Pan slightly below the the headlamps, and you will see the fog lamps which look as appealing as the headlamps. These fog lamps are featured with the cornering function; something that you don’t really see in cars ranging between 9 to 13 lakh rupees.
The all-new Tata Harrier SUV has a floating roofline which is elongated towards the sporty spoiler placed at the rear. Its side profile also looks very attractive with the prominent wheel arcs, smaller windows and narrow character line. The entry-level variants (XE, XM) of Tata Harrier are shoed with 16 inches tyres (235/70 R16 Steel) and its top-end variants (XT, XZ) come fitted with 17 inches tyres (235/65 R17 Alloys).
The only drawback is that the five-spoke alloys that are installed to the Harrier are quite the basic ones, unlike the diamond-cut or machine-cut ones which are in trend nowadays. There is a chrome strip in the lining of windows which is broader at the rear and has the model name ‘Harrier’ badged on it. Even the door handles are chrome finished ones and the car is given a rugged look with the help of the black under body cladding.
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
|Boot Space||425 mm|
|Boot Space with Rear Folded Seats||810 mm|
Well, the new Harrier is not tallest but the widest and longest SUV in the group, ensuring good space inside the cabins. The wheelbase of this SUV is longest amongst its rivals which ensure plenty of legroom for the passengers. Perhaps, it will not be wrong to call that the all-new Tata Harrier a spacious SUV, both for the front as well as rear passengers. The icing on the cake is the driver’s seat which comes equipped with the hydraulic adjustment system, allowing the lumbar and height support. However, the rear seats have better thigh support and are comfortable for two adults only.
The Harrier SUV is equipped with a host of features. At the centre of the dashboard, there is an 8.8-inch floating touch screen infotainment system. The present versions of Tata Harrier only support Android Auto and Tata is planning to equip this SUV with Apple CarPlay very soon. Another interesting feature in the SUV is the cooled storage compartment which is situated underneath the armrest of the front seat.
|Tata Harrier Variant Name||Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
|Tata Harrier XE||Rs. 12.69 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XM||Rs. 13.75 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XT||Rs. 14.95 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZ||Rs. 16.25 lakh|
Engine & Specifications
|Engine Type||Kryotec 2.0 L Turbocharged Engine|
|Maximum Power||140 PS at 3750 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||350 Nm at 1750-2500|
|Engine Capacity||1956 cc|
The Harrier is available with a diesel engine which is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. So, the only choice available for all the four variants is a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit which is bred to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Sadly, there’s no automatic transmission available currently for the convenience seeks, but for the punchy drive seekers, the 6-speed MT makes a lot of sense.
So, with the launch of Harrier comes its waiting period as well. The SUV attracted much attention just after it was first unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo as the H5X Concept. Post that, Tata also built up the excitement level with its official teasers, spy shots and videos which ensured the amazing fan following of the Tata Harrier across the country. Due to the pre-launch bookings, there is already a queue of the customers that are waiting to receive the keys for their new Harrier SUV. And while the blockage gets clear, it is expected that the waiting periods will soar further in the future.