A few months ago, Tata launched new Dark Edition variants of its vehicles. They also updated the Harrier’s Dark Edition because it was on sale already. So, what all changes did they make to the Harrier’s Dark Edition? Here, we have a video uploaded on YouTube by AutoTrend TV in which the host explains all the differences and features that Tata added to the Harrier Dark Edition.
The Harrier that we see in the video is the XZA+ variant. This is the top-end variant of the Harrier. We do know that the special editions that Tata Motors launched only come with cosmetic upgrades and no mechanical changes. The host starts by stating the paint shade of the Dark Edition. It is called Oberon Black. On the regular Harrier, Tata uses Atlas Black paint shade. When compared, the Oberon Black looks more premium and looks deeper.
The 2021 Harrier Dark Edition now also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels that are finished in a darker shade. Because of the larger alloy wheels, the ground clearance of the Dark Editions Harrier is more than the standard Harrier. There are no other changes to the exterior. The “#Dark” badging is still there on the front fenders. The outside rearview mirrors and the door handles are finished in black colour. At the rear, the Harrier badging is now finished in black instead of chrome.
Tata Motors has also made some changes to the interior of the Dark Edition Harrier. There are new all-black seats finished in leather upholstery with blue highlights and they also get tri-arrow design elements. The steering wheel is finished in black with leather wrap and a piano-black insert. The dashboard gets a charcoal-grey insert. The roof liner has also been updated and now is finished in black colour. The pillars and the sun visors are also finished in black now. The door pads are now also updated and come with a black and blue finish with tri-arrow elements.
Overall, the Harrier’s Dark Edition does look meaner and it does stand out on the road. Currently, only Tata Motors is doing special editions of its vehicles and this strategy seems to be successful because they have made enough changes to the vehicles that they stand out from the regular ones.
The prices of Dark Edition Harrier starts at Rs. 18.14 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 21.19 lakhs ex-showroom. On the other hand, Harrier starts at Rs. 14.39 lakhs ex-showroom.
Mechanically, the Dark Edition of the Harrier stays the same as the regular Harrier. So, it is powered by a 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine that produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Tata working on petrol engine for Harrier and Safari
According to media reports, Tata Motors is working on a petrol engine for the Harrier and Safari. Both vehicles were spotted with camouflage recently. It is being said that Tata will use a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit for both vehicles.
The power output is expected to be somewhere around 150 PS while the torque output could be around 250 Nm. It will also come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Once this engine is introduced, the starting price of the Harrier and Safari will decrease.