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Tata Harrier 2WD is good enough for off road – 4WD might not launch

Tata Harrier has made its global debut in the midst of the Jodhpur desert. It is offered in four trim levels of XE, XM, XT and XZ. The capable SUV is based on the Land Rover D8 architecture, and Tata calls the new platform – OMEGA Arc (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture). It is the first car from Tata Motors to get IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy.

Tata Harrier is bigger than the Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. It scores high in terms of external build and durability as well as interior style, features space and comfort.

Built on a Monocoque Construction, the Tata Harrier is slated to be one of the safest cars in the country and boasts of optimized torsional, bending stiffness, use of high strength steels and tailor welded blanks. Power comes from 2.0 liter diesel engine. It delivers 140 PS and 350 Nm. Transmission is 6 Speed MT. Engine and transmission are made by Fiat India.

New Tata Harrier is designed for Indian road conditions. Be it good roads or bad roads or no roads, Tata Harrier is good enough for all terrains; and that too being just 2WD. This is thanks to multiple drive modes and traction control on offer. On top of all this, sales data reveals that there are hardly any buyers for 4WD variant. With 2WD capable enough, there are no plans to launch 4WD Harrier as of now. To highlight the 2WD, Tata Motors has shared a new teaser video in which the Harrier is shown bashing sand dunes.

It gets Xenon HID projector headlamps, follow me home lamps, LED DRLs with turn indicators, LED turn indicators on outside mirrors and puddle lamps besides 3D LED tail lamps with sporty piano black finisher. It also gets flared wheel arches offering a bold road presence, dual tone front bumper with Satin Silver chin guard and a floating roof tine with bold chrome finish and distinctive Harrier branding.

The interiors follow a color scheme of Signature Oak Brown. It gets Oak wood finish on its dashboard and Oak Brown perforated leather seating while the same Oak Brown leather continues to its door pad inserts.  The dashboard is finished in anti reflective Nappa grain while steering wheel and gear shift are also leather wrapped. Where infotainment is concerned, the Tata Harrier gets a 7″ colored TFT display supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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