Vehicle theft is pretty common in India. Till now, we have already heard about vehicles getting stolen from the dealerships. Well, here is CCTV footage of a Tata Harrier being stolen from the dealership. According to the video, the Harrier was brand new and the theft happened on 15th June at 5:30 in the morning.
The Harrier was a part of a new batch of vehicles that have arrived at the dealership on 13th June. The dealership, we are talking about is the Zedex Tata Motors that is located in Scottish Mall near Fazilpur Chowk, Gurugram. In the CCTV footage, we can see that the Harrier seems to be parked on the side of the road and the thief reverses the Harrier then makes a u-turn and just goes off to the main road. There is a guard that tried to stop the SUV but the thief just kept going. The Harrier did not have any number plates on it because it was new.
The SUV is being valued at more than Rs. 20 lakhs because it was the XZA+ variant of the Harrier which is the top-end variant of the Harrier. Interestingly, the keys of the Harrier are still with the dealership. So, we still do not know how the thief was able to enter the vehicle and drive it off so easily. The dealership has filed an FIR with the Gurugram Police.
The ex-showroom price of the XZA+ variant is Rs. 20.61 lakhs ex-showroom. The base price of the Harrier is Rs. 14.21 lakhs ex-showroom. Tata offers the Harrier in six variants, namely XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, and XZ+. The automatic transmission is available with XM, XZ and XZ+ variants only. There are also two special editions of the Harrier known as Dark Editon and Camo Edition. As the name suggests, the Dark Edition comes with blacked-out bits, black paint and black alloy wheels. The Camo edition has a unique green colour to it. You can also get dual-tone paint options with the Harrier.
The top-end variant comes with a massive panoramic sunroof, 6-way electric adjustment for the driver seat, lumbar support for the driver, auto-dimming rearview mirror and 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Other features include Off-road ABS, Hill Descent Control, 7-inch TFT screen with an analogue speedometer, leather upholstery with door pad inserts, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Xenon HID headlamps.
Only one engine option
The Harrier is offered only with one diesel engine. It is a 2.0-litre Kyrotec engine that is also doing duty on Tata Safari, MG Hector and Hector Plus and Jeep Compass. The engine produces 170 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 350 Nm. Tata offers the Harrier with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The Harrier/s suspension has been set up on the firmer side when compared to the MG Hector. Due to this, it does not tackle sharp bumps as compliantly as the MG Hector. However, where the Harrier shines is the ride quality, feeling of toughness and handling.