Tata Harrier was one of the most awaited car launches in India this year. Launched back in Jan 2019, at an attractive price of Rs 12.7 lakhs, the prices have now been increased.
This is the first time Harrier prices have been increased. In between, Tata had increased prices of all their cars, but did not increase price of the Harrier SUV. But finally the introductory pricing period has ended, as prices have now been revised.
Compared to the old prices, new prices of Tata Harrier are now higher by up to Rs 35,000. The entry level XE variant is priced at Rs 13 lakhs, XM variant is priced at Rs 14.06 lakhs, XT variant is priced at 15.26 lakhs while top of the line XZ variant is priced from 16.56 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh.
Interestingly, the increase in price hike comes just days ahead of the launch of MG Hector, which is expected to be Harrier’s new rival in the 5 seater SUV segment. Until now, Harrier has managed to stay ahead of current rivals – Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500 in terms of sales.
But MG Hector poses a bigger threat, if priced aggressively. It comes with all the features and engine options which consumers wanted to see with Harrier. This includes petrol engine, automatic transmission, panoramic sunroof, etc. Hector also comes with eSIM tech which allows the owner to control the car remotely using a smartphone app.
On the other hand, Tata Harrier is regaled for its exterior design and stylish interiors with premium quality fit and finish. It is ideally suited for Indian road conditions and comes with ground clearance of 205mm.
Tata has started testing the new BS6 variant of Harrier, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. BS6 variant of Harrier will come with a more powerful engine. The current 2 liter diesel engine in Harrier delivers 140 PS. The new 2 liter BS6 engine will deliver 170 PS and 350 Nm via 6 speed MT.
This is the same engine which will debut on the Jeep Compass Trailhawk in the coming days. But in that, it will be mated to a 9 speed automatic gearbox.