Launched last week, Tata Harrier comes across as a decent SUV, sporting stylish looks and offering a comprehensive range of features. To everyone’s surprise, Harrier has been competitively priced in the range of Rs 12.69 to Rs 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
In a related development, details about Harrier warranty and service packages have now been revealed, thanks to an anonymous automotive enthusiast. This is useful information for customers who have booked their Harrier and those that may be planning to buy one.
Harrier warranty details: Harrier standard warranty is for 2 years or 1 lakh km, whichever is earlier. This is comparable to warranty options being offered by other SUVs in this segment, even though some rivals have better terms. For example, Hyundai Creta offer 3 year/unlimited km warranty. Harrier is expected to easily sail through the warranty period, as it has been thoroughly tested on torturous terrain for more than 2.2 million km. Harrier is based on advanced Omega Arc platform that has been derived from Land Rover’s legendary D8 architecture.
Harrier extended warranty options: Customers looking for long-term protection can choose extended warranty options. Harrier comes with two extended warranty options, one with 2+1 / 1.15 lakh km and the other with 2+2 / 1.30 lakh km. Cost of extended warranty has not been revealed, but it is expected that it will be priced competitively, in line with prevailing industry trends.
Harrier service interval: Harrier will require regular servicing at every 7500 km or 6 months, whichever is earlier. Oil change interval is 15000 km or 12 months, whichever is earlier.
Harrier AMC packages: Harrier Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC) is being offered in two options, Gold and Silver, and comes with 5 different combinations. Gold AMC is in the range of Rs 13,765 to Rs 148,480 whereas Silver AMC ranges from Rs 11,055 to Rs 98,437. The period/km covered is between 1 year/15k and 5 year/1 lakh.
There doesn’t seem to be anything extraordinary in Harrier’s warranty and AMC packages. It’s in line with industry norms, but we can’t call it better than rivals such as Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, etc. Harrier is an entirely new SUV, so the carmaker may be playing a bit safe by not going overboard with its warranty policies and AMC packages.