Tata Harrier sunroof option to launch soon as official accessory

MG Hector is offered with sunroof, and so is soon to be launched Kia Seltos.

Tata Harrier sunroof
Image for reference. Some owners have installed sunroof as aftermarket accessory.

You either want a sunroof or not. For those who’ve wanted a sunroof on Tata harrier, the wait is now over. There are accessories, and then there are accessories. While a detailed price list is not available rightaway, Tata harrier with sunroof fitment is now approved by the company and will soon be launched.

Rivals Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500 are available in 4×4 drive, and with a sunroof option. Hyundai Creta, MG Hector and upcoming Kia Seltos is also offered with sunroof. With all major rivals being offered with sunroof, it was surprising that Tata did not offer sunroof as an option with Harrier. But with competition increasing, Tata Motors has decided launch Harrier sunroof accessory.

Launched early in 2019, Harrier was not launched with sunroof. Neither as a standard feature on any variant, nor as an accessory. The Harrier concept – H5X was showcased with a glass roof design at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Tata Harrier with dual tone
Tata Harrier with dual tone option was launched recently.

In the face of safety concerns, much needed headroom, and cost concerns, a fixed sunroof over a sliding one is most likely. Harrier launch piqued much interest, and Tata Motors has played it smart by offering a feature rich car, while still holding back.

The company officially launched dual tone colour options only earlier this month. Dual tone colour options now include Calisto Copper and Orcus White with a black contrast roof. The option is on offer on Harrier XZ top variant.

As of now, Tata Harrier is available with a single drivetrain. The Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, multijet diesel engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The vehicle returns max power of 138 bhp, and 350 Nm of peak torque.

The single offering is reason enough to warrant expectations for more engine options, as well as an option of AT. There’s also the matter of options available in the segment, and where the Tata Harrier lacks in terms of engine options.

As part of regular refreshes, Tata has introduced silent updates to the Harrier. It’s R10.X software update improves the floating island info system experience, and has dealt with reported glitches. Steering feel and responsiveness has been enhanced as per feedback. NVH tuning has improved sound insulation. Soft touch clutch responsiveness has been improved too.