The new Tata Harrier is one of the most successful products in the history of Tata Motors, which is doing well in the Indian market amidst stiff competition in the midsize SUV category. Consistent feature updates, strong road presence and good driving dynamics have been strong fortes of the Tata Harrier. Several people went ahead and tried to enhance the overall visual appeal of the Harrier with after-market modifications. One such mod-job is this – a Tata Harrier with 22-inch alloy wheels and Range Rover badges.
In a video uploaded by a YouTube channel named ‘NP Rawal vlogs’, we can see a black edition version of the XT variant of Tata Harrier. This particular vehicle in the video is seen with large 22-inch silver-coloured multi-spoke alloy wheels with upside tyres.
The new wheels and tyres have managed to uplift the already good looking stance of the Tata Harrier. The Harrier showed in the video also sports Range Rover badges and logos in place of Tata. This particular job makes it look overkill. All these changes cost the owner around Rs 2 lakh.
Apart from these changes, the Tata Harrier does not get any other modifications. However, as heard in the video, the owner of the SUV wishes to carry out more modifications in the future, including an upgrade to the music system.
The Harrier here is the mid-spec XT variant of the SUV, which gets a generous amount of features like a panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system and multi-functional steering wheel. It is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which makes 170 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque output, and happens to be the only choice of engine for the Harrier. The Tata Harrier is on sale with two transmission options of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Effect of upsized wheels and tyres
While bigger wheels and tyres can increase the road presence of a vehicle, it has adverse effects on the ride quality, handling and fuel efficiency of the vehicle. In the case of this particular Tata Harrier too, the owner admits that the fuel economy of his SUV has gone down after these modifications. Handling the SUV too needs extra care, especially over potholes and low-speed cornering. Also, upsizing wheel and tyres in a car is not a simple task to carry out, as it required changes to suspension setup, such as adding spacers.