The Harrier has been quite a successful product for Tata Motors. The SUV received a major update last year which rectified quite a bit of niggles that the first generation Harrier had. There have been some owners who were so satisfied with the Harrier that they bought another one. Now, here is another story of another owner who has bought the fourth Harrier in his family. The video has been uploaded by Fuel Injected on their YouTube channel and he explains the reason behind this decision.
The vlogger starts the video by stating that the latest Harrier that they bought is a Dark Edition with a manual gearbox. One interesting thing to note is that they did not go for a test drive when buying all the four Harriers. However, all the four owners are very happy with their Harriers. The vlogger asks the owner why he opted for the Tata Harrier and not for any other competitors like Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector or Jeep Compass.
The owner says that the first choice was the Hyundai Creta but they cancelled the booking because they did not like the white interiors of the Creta because it would have required a lot more maintenance. Also, they found out that the quality levels of the Creta were a bit inferior when compared to the Harrier. He did not wanted the Seltos and the Hector because the owner found that the Harrier is more well built than them. Then he could not go for the Compass because of the budget constraints as it was Rs. 8 lakhs more expensive.
The owner opted for the Dark Edition because he loves black and also he likes the blacked-out alloy wheels more than the regular diamond-cut alloy wheels. The vlogger also asks that the owner knew about the upcoming Safari so why did not he go for that. To which the owner answered that he only has three members in the family and the Safari was 137 kgs heavier which would have affected the performance.
The owner has already covered 4,200 km and he paid Rs. 22.5 lakhs on road price. He likes that the SUV is very comfortable for highway journeys. He gives a special mention to the cruise control function of the Harrier which comes in very handy on highways. The main downside of the Harrier that the owner feels is the laggy touchscreen infotainment system.
Then the vlogger gives us a walkaround of the SUV. He says that the bonnet of the SUV is very heavy. He likes the performance of the Kyrotec diesel engine that Tata offers. He says that there is a bit of initial lag but then there is a healthy doze of torque. The Harrier shares the engine with the MG Hector, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Jeep Compass.
For your information, the 2.0-litre diesel engine of Harrier produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The Harrier currently starts at Rs. 13.99 lakhs ex-showroom for the base variant and the top-end variant costs Rs. 20.45 lakhs ex-showroom.