Tata Motors launched the Harrier SUV in the market in 2019. It was based on the H5X concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Ever since the concept was revealed, it was one of the most anticipated SUVs brand and when they finally launched it, the response from buyers was immense. After an year of its launch, Tata decided to make some changes and add more features to Harrier as the competition was rising and they came up with a 2020 version of Harrier earlier this year. Harrier is a mid-size SUV and competes with the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector in the segment. Here we have a video that shows what all does the least priced or the base variant XE of Harrier offers.
The video has been uploaded by Power On Wheel on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the exterior of the Harrier XE variant. Starting with the front, it gets the signatures front grille with LED DRLs. Those DRLs also act as turn indicators. The single projector headlamp is placed on the bumper and the XE variant misses out on fog lamps. Just like other variants, the lower part of the bumper gets thick black cladding to enhance the SUV stance of Harrier.
Coming to the side profile, the XE variant gets black ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. thick cladding around the wheel arches and side, gloss black finish on window lining and pillars and black door handles. As this is the base variant, it does not offer alloy wheels. It gets 16 inch steel rims with wheel caps on them. At the rear, it gets split LED tail lamps with harrier branding on the boot. Two parking sensors are also placed on the lower bumper of the SUV.
The base XE variant does not offer central locking. So, in order to get in you will have to unlock the car using the keys. Once you are in, you will notice that, it is different from the ones that we have seen so far. It misses out on several features like a semi-digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment screen and music system, steering mounted controls, panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable driver seats and so on. It gets an all-black cabin with gloss black inserts at several places.
Although, it is a base variant, it offers features like all four power windows, tilt and telescopic steering, cabin lights, airbags, parking sensors and sunglass holder which is normally missing on the top-end trim because of the panoramic sunroof. Tata updated the Harrier earlier this year with features like auto-dimming IRVM, electrically adjustable driver seat, redesigned ORVMs, panoramic sunroof and an automatic transmission. All these new additions have definitely helped Harrier look more appealing to customers.
Tata Harrier is now available with a BS6 complaint 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of torque. The base XE variant seen in the video is only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The price for the base XE model Harrier is Rs 13.84 lakh, ex-showroom.