The Tata Harrier BS6 comes at a starting price of Rs 13.69 lakh (Rs 69,000 more than the BS4 model)
Tata Motors debuted the latest BS6 version of the Tata Harrier SUV in the country at 2020 Auto Expo, earlier this year. It comes with some class-leading features and improved performance figures alongside notable updates to the design and technology. There are new colour options too such as the launch colour, Calypso Red (dual-tone Red/Black).
Prices start at Rs 13.69 lakh ex-showroom (Rs 69,000 more than the BS4 model) and touch Rs 20.25 lakh for the top XZA+ automatic variant. Now, dealerships are offering an exchange bonus of up to Rs 30,000 for the Tata Harrier BS6 to boost sales. Discounts is on offer with newly launched BS6 Harrier Auto as well as BS6 Harrier Manual. With strong competition from the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta (they do not come in the Harrier’s segment, but price of few variants overlap), it makes sense to introduce the offer. But, will this be enough to boost Harrier sales?
The Indian automotive industry, as well as the global business scenario, is going through tough times with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Sales have dropped at a steep rate and dealerships are not even receiving visitors. This comes at the same time when dealerships are desperately trying to clear off leftover BS4 stock before the April 2020 deadline – which could be postponed (read more details).
On paper, the 2020 BS6 update has increased the Tata Harrier’s pricing by a huge margin despite introducing quite a few new equipment such as panoramic sunroof. As mentioned before, the 2020 Tata Harrier churns out more power than before. The 2.0-litre BS6 four-cylinder Kryotec diesel mill makes 168bhp (roughly 30bhp more) and 350Nm of torque while mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed TC automatic transmission. The powertrain is an FWD and boasts of various driving modes.
Meanwhile, Tata Motors is reportedly working on a petrol version of the Tata Harrier with a 1.5-litre turbo mill. We had shared a spy pic of a Tata Harrier test mule post the launch of the new BS6 variant. The prototype could be the upcoming Tata Harrier petrol variant even though it is still too early to confirm.
On the other hand, the company intends to launch the Tata Gravitas on the Indian market soon. Essentially the 7-seater avatar of the Tata Harrier, the upcoming flagship will be a worthy upgrade from the likes of the Tata Hexa SUV and Tata Aria MPV. It made its global debut as the ‘Buzzard’ at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and was also showcased at Auto Expo 2020.