The Tata Harrier was launched last week, and Tata Motors stunned everyone with some really competitive pricing for the SUV. Starting from Rs. 12.69 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, the Harrier will affect a wide range of SUVs, not to mention sedans. Prime competition for the Harrier include the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass. Over the past few weeks, we have seen the Harrier mainly in the orange paint scheme. Here’s one in silver.
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Silver is a very understated colour in the car world, and it’s precisely for this reason why people opt for this colour. If you want to maintain a low key, silver is a perfect colour to opt for. In fact, the Harrier’s curvy design in orange may be a little too loud for many, which is why Tata offers the much more plainer silver paint scheme on this SUV.
Resale value of a vehicle in silver is also higher than those in brighter colours such as red and orange. The other colours available with the Harrier are Orange, White, Grey and Gold.
Bookings for the Tata Harrier have been open for a few weeks now, and Tata Motors is said to clocked over 12,000 bookings for the SUV. The first deliveries of the SUV have already begun, and you’ll soon be able to see the Harrier on the road. Meanwhile, the Tata Harrier has begun arriving at Tata dealerships across India, and test drives of the SUV are now open.
The SUV is available in 4 variants – XE, XM, XT and XZ. The XE variant is the stripped out, bare-bones version of the SUV, mainly meant to bring customers into Tata showrooms. Dealerships are likely to upsell the SUV to most customers walking in to book the XE variant given the fact that showrooms are bound to have the top-end XZ variant as the display vehicle, and also as the test drive vehicle.
In EMI terms, the monthly difference between the XE trim and the higher XM and XT trims may not be much. Most people buying cars in India’s bigger cities go for financing, and for such people, buying the higher variant for a small EMI difference makes sense. The XT variant is a well rounded option that should suit most buyers, and we recommend this variant as well. This variant is priced at Rs. 14.95 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
Meanwhile, all variants of the Tata Harrier will use the 2 liter Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine in 140 Bhp-350 Nm state of tune. The gearbox is a six speed manual unit, and there’s no automatic option on offer. By the end of this year, Tata Motors will offer a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox on the Harrier. Sourced from Hyundai, the 6 speed automatic gearbox is expected to make the Harrier more appealing, and costlier.
Tata Motors is said to have plans for a petrol hybrid version of the Harrier, which is expected to arrive sometime in 2020. For now though, the diesel-manual variant is the only mechanical combination on offer with this SUV. The Tata Harrier will be joined by a 7 seat sibling, code-named the H7X. The H7X will be launched later this year, and will different styling from that of the Harrier. It’ll sit above the Harrier in terms of price and positioning.
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