Tata Harrier, launched in India earlier this year, has been offered in monotone colour options of Thermisto Gold, Telesto Grey, Orcus White, Ariel Silver and Calisto Copper. Now, the company has upped the ante in view of rising competition from newly launched MG Hector.
As can be seen in the video below, the two colour options which will get dual tone treatment are white and orange. These colours in Tata speak are called – Orcus White and Calisto Copper. Both will be seen with black roof.
However, the changes are only limited to these new colour schemes while features and engine specifications remain unchanged. Expect price of dual tone Harrier to be about Rs 20k more than the regular monotone Harrier options. Watch the Duet with Style teaser video below.
Launch of Harrier dual tone has been long overdue. It is not clear as to why the company did not launch dual tone option at launch, back in Jan 2019. Sales of the Tata Harrier have been outstanding month after month averaging at around 1,800 units each month. It is currently the bestselling vehicle in its segment with sales above that of its two rivals – Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500.
However, sales of Tata Harrier could get affected by MG Hector. The new Hector will come in with class leading features. It will be larger in dimensions as compared to the Harrier, loaded with comfort and connectivity features and will be powered by both petrol and diesel engine options as compared to the Tata Harrier which only receives a diesel engine option.
Both Harrier and Hector are powered by the same 2 liter diesel engine. But in Harrier, this engine delivers 140 PS, while in Hector it delivers 173 PS. In addition to that, Hector gets internet connected features which can help you control car features via phone app or voice command.
Apart from this, Tata is actively testing the BS6 variant of Harrier, which will get the more powerful tune of 173 PS 2 liter engine. This is the same BS6 engine which was recently launched on board the Compass Trailhawk.
Tata Motors also increased the price of the Tata Harrier by Rs.30,000 earlier last week. This is the first hike since January and the Harrier now starts at Rs.12.99 lakhs for the XE variant going up to Rs.16.55 lakhs for the top of the line XZ trim. This price hike comes at a time when Hector has just been launched.