The automaker had once tasted success in the SUV segment with Tata Safari and now it has placed its bets on Harrier. Competition is quite tough in this segment, but Tata appears to have done its homework and is ready to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, and Mahindra XUV500.
Exteriors of the Harrier have already been revealed. Tata Harrier utilizes Impact Design 2.0 design language, which is essentially about creating the most stunning, user-friendly and practical design for cars. Harrier is the first Tata car to have this design language. Harrier looks muscular and is designed to be a head-turner.
Its unique lighting cluster houses both headlamps and fog lamps, which is a relatively new trend in the automotive world. Front section has piano black grille with TATA logo in the centre and flanked by LED DRLs at the top corners.
Also prominent are the honeycomb grille and faux skid plates at the bottom. At the rear, the wide tail lights are clearly evident, as they seem to stretch from one end to the other. The tail lights come integrated with turn and reverse lights. Rear fog lights are located just above the rear bumper.
Dashboard has now been officially teased. This is the first time we are getting a peek into the Harrier’s cabin – officially. Harrier will have plush interiors featuring dual-tone dashboard, premium leather upholstery, rear AC vents, and 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system sourced from Visteon. It is worth mentioning that Visteon also supplies various components to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). It is expected that Harrier will have a premium 10 speaker system integrated with a subwoofer.
Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that has been sourced from Fiat. It’s the same unit that powers Jeep Compass in India. However, power output has been altered to suit Harrier’s needs. Engine used for 5-seater Harrier will deliver 140 hp power, whereas engine used for 7-seater Harrier will deliver 170 hp. Engine is mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai.