Tata Harrier 170 hp will replace the existing Harrier 140 hp. Current Harrier owners will not get option to upgrade power output.
Tata had displayed the H5X concept at the 2018 Auto Expo, which later evolved into the Tata Harrier. Launched in Jan 2019, Harrier is by far one of the best designed SUVs in India. Now, approximately a year later, Tata is scheduled to bring in an updated Tata Harrier at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The refreshed version of the mid-sized SUV will be packing in new features and an updated BS6 compliant diesel mill. In a latest teaser, 3 days ahead of the Auto Expo, Tata has confirmed that the 2020 Harrier will be having a diesel motor which will be dishing out 170 hp, up from the current 140 PS (~140hp) which is on offer.
Overall updates on the Harrier will include changes both on the outside and inside. For example, Tata will bring in new dual-tone red and black paint scheme with larger 18-inch alloys. Mechanically too there will be multiple upgrades available on the 2020 Harrier. Since its launch, customers had complained of lack of an Automatic Transmission option on this full-sized SUV. This feedback has been taken up by Tata Motors and the 2020 model will be getting an AT option.
The Fiat sourced 2 litre diesel motor will now be dishing out a commendable 170 hp, which shall further elevate the overall driving experience of the Harrier. In 2019, Tata had missed out on some other creature comfort options like sunroof on the Harrier. However, it has been confirmed that the 2020 model will be getting in a company-fitted electrically operated panoramic sunroof as a part of its feature list.
While all the additions on the feature list sound great, these will certainly lead to a higher price tag for the SUV. The BS4 to BS6 transition itself lands up pushing the price by INR 1 to INR 1.5 lakhs. Additional features will push the price up further. More details will surface at the launch, which is expected to take place on 5th February, 2020.
We must say that these updates were critical for the Harrier to ensure that it isn’t completely displaced by its rivals. Latest entrants like Kia Seltos, MG Hector have had a significant impact on Harrier’s sales figures. Upcoming vehicles like the 2020 Creta and 2020 XUV500 will further compete for similar set of customers.