Tata Harrier SUV made its global debut a few hours ago. The debut took place in the middle of a desert, outside Jodhpur – a fitting outdoor location for a car designed to take on the toughest of terrains.
Harrier’s platform is also derived from Land Rover’s D8 Architecture. Known as OMEGA Arc (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture), the platform has been developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover.
Omega Arc platform significantly improves driving dynamics on both city roads and off-roading tracks. It also improves the overall build quality and durability of the SUV. Harrier is also the first Tata car to utilize IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy, which focuses on developing stylish exteriors and comfortable interiors that score high on practicality.
Harrier is powered by Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine that comes with eVGT (Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger) for improved handling and control, low end torque and linear power delivery. For 5-seater Harrier, the engine will be configured to deliver max power of 140 PS and 350 Nm via 6 speed manual transmission. Engine specs and dimensions have been detailed in earlier post.
Tata Motors has confirmed price of Harrier will range from Rs 16 lakhs to Rs 21 lakhs. These are on road prices. Base Harrier XM variant will cost Rs 16L while the top XZ variant will cost Rs 21 lakhs. A more feature loaded XZ+ variant with sunroof and bigger machine cut alloys is expected to be launched at a later date. It is perfectly priced to take on Hyundai Creta top variant and Jeep Compass mid variant.
Exterior highlights include Xenon HID Projector Headlamps with Dual function LED DRLs with turn indicators, 3D LED Taillamps with sporty piano black finisher, ORVMs with LED turn indicator, ORVM also feature puddle lamps, floating roof with chrome finish, flared wheelarches, side cladding, dualtone front bumper with satin silver chin-guard, and Harrier branding. There are 4 variants on offer with Harrier.
On the inside, the Harrier is modern and contemporary. It features signature Oak Brown interiors matched with a similar shaded soft touch dash with anti reflective Nappa grain top layer, leather seat upholstery, and door seats. Steering wheel and gear shift knob is adorned in leather. Steering wheel gets both tilt and telescopic adjustment.
Highlight on the dashboard are the two digital screens. One in the center is 8.8 inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, AUX, Bluetooth, USB compatibility. Second screen is behind the steering wheel, which is the multi-info display (MID) unit.
Tata Harrier claims to be one of the safest cars in India. Built on ‘Monocoque Construction’, and complemented with optimized torsionaland bending stiffness, advanced high strength steel, and tailor welded blanks – all this ensures strength. In addition it gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD. Kerb weight is at 1675 kgs. In the image gallery below, you will find detailed image gallery of Tata Harrier, and Tata Harrier brochure.