Tata Harrier owner installs 19 inch alloys for Rs 75k as aftermarket accessory
Owner of a brand new Tata Harrier, Anil Khanna has fitted his SUV with aftermarket alloys.
Tata Harrier stock alloys, just like its colour options, has been a point of discussion. Just like the lack of colour options, Harrier does not get options on alloys, even as accessory. The result – some owners have already started installing aftermarket fitments on the Harrier. Some via authorized dealer, some via accessory dealers.
One such owner is Anil Khanna, who recently shared a photo on Tata Harrier Facebook group, showing the new dual tone alloys of his Harrier. He has replaced the stock alloys and tyres with larger 19 inch. After exchange, the upgrade cost him Rs 75,000. He has also shared a before and after photo of the Harrier, one with 19 inch dual tone upgraded alloys and one with 17 inch stock alloys.
When asked by a member of the group, whether the larger alloys will deteriorate the ride quality, Mr Khanna says – “it has become much more sturdier post the transformation.” Will it hamper the suspension? – “Sir I am a certifies automobile engineer, was associated with premium brands for the past so many years, trust me, nothing goes wrong till the car indicates – if the wheels touch the mudgaurd edges whilst turning, you have made a mistake, if there is 3-4 inch space between the wheel and the wheel arch- you are ok,” Mr Khanna replied.
He might be right. There may not be any issue with 19 inch alloys, as Tata themselves showcased Harrier with 19 inch dual tone alloys in Geneva last week. Images of the same can be seen below.
Apart from getting aftermarket alloys, some owners are also getting the single tone colour option upgraded to a dual tone one. One owner, who modified his Harrier to a black and white dual tone finish, and posted a video about the same on social media, has received over 1 million views. This particular Tata Harrier strikes up an imposing stance in an Orca White body and Black roof, which has even been compared to the Range Rover Evoque by YouTube viewers.
As of now, Tata Harrier is available with limited colour options and accessory. Maybe more colours and accessories are added at a later date. For now, Tata is sitting on a pending order book of over 10,000 units. Their first is aim to get the deliveries done at a faster rate. Waiting period of Harrier has climbed to 4 months.