Tata Harrier is off to a decent start. The company has confirmed that they have over 10,000 pending orders, as of first week of March 2019. This in addition to the about 2,000 units already delivered, makes it about 12,000 bookings received since they were opened in October 2018.
Some owners who have received their Harrier, have already started to modify them. Some have added new alloys, while some have gotten a contrast roof.
After seeing the response white Harrier with black roof got online, more dealers are now offering the custom roof mod job. Cost of the mod-job depends on the dealer. Mumbai dealer charged about Rs 40k, for adding black contrast roof on board a white Harrier.
Tata dealer in Mysore, has added the black roof modification for Rs 30,000. Tata Harrier Calisto Copper with black roof you see in the images in this post, belongs to Karthik Nagaraj, who took delivery of his Harrier earlier this month.
Apart from the exterior paint finish, the customization does not include any other modifications. The new placement of the headlamps offers the Harrier a unique identity along with its sloping roofline. Interiors are spacious, offering sufficient head, leg and shoulder room.
Seats are large, comfortable and well bolstered. The driver’s seat can be adjusted according to height. Boot space is at 425 liters which can be extended further with rear seats folded down. Seats are finished in leather along with the steering wheel and gear shift knob. Interiors feature premium oak wood finish on dashboard.
Harrier is currently only offered with a 2.0 liter diesel engine, sourced from Fiat. It is the same engine which also powers Jeep Compass. This engine delivers 140 PS and 350 Nm via manual 6 speed gearbox. A petrol engine will also be on offer, but that will only happen in 2020. It will be in the form of a 1.6 liter engine.
Automatic variant is also expected to be launched, but that too will happen in 2020. For 2019, Tata plans to launch the 7 seater variant of Harrier, which was showcased as Buzzard SUV earlier this month in Geneva.