The Tata Harrier has had a good start in the market and has managed to become the current segment leader as well. Invariably, this makes it a hot product for after-market vendors to cater to and here is an interesting infotainment player which you might one to consider, if you have purchased the lower trims of the Harrier.
The infotainment system is being offered by a vendor named Hypersonic and they are based out of Karol Bagh, New Delhi. Coincidentally, Karol Bagh is known for many aftermarket shops and vendors, however one should be street-smart when dealing with salesmen from these establishments.
Talking about the product, it is an 10-inch Android based touchscreen infotainment system for the Harrier. The unit fits really well in the available slot of the vehicle and doesn’t look like an over the top, aftermarket accessory. Below is a detailed video of the system, which has been shared by Youtube channel Tech Tube.
Fit and finish of the product looks good and matches well with the overall cabin of the SUV, at least from the video (we haven’t experienced it first-hand). The unit comes along with rear-view parking camera, GPS receiver which helps it to use Google Maps and USB slots (so you can connect your devices). The unit runs on Android Oreo (Android 8) and the user can use it like a regular Android tab. Technical specifications of the unit include 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and a full HD screeen.
However, in case you plan to install it, you should be mindful of the fact that Tata Motors might use the installation as a point to cancel the warranty on your Harrier. This is usually a clause with most OEMs as they do not promote after-market accessories, especially the ones which include usage of any kind of electronics.
The Harrier currently competes with the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. It will be facing increased competition with the upcoming SUVs from the house of MG Motor, Kia Motors India and Honda Motors (which will be launching the SP2 and HRV respectively).