Tata recently unveiled a teaser image of the dashboard of the upcoming Harrier SUV. Tata is set to launch the Harrier in January 2019 and the teaser was meant to keep us interested till at least the next one arrives. Now spy images from PowerDrift have revealed the production-spec dashboard of the Harrier in all its glory including the Visteon-sourced infotainment system.
The images show off the black and brown dual-tone dashboard theme which looks rather premium. A large silver trim forming the bottom border for the dashboard of the Test mule adds to the premium look of the insides of the Harrier.
Front and centre of the Harrier’s dashboard is Tata’s new Visteon-sourced infotainment display. Tata ditched Harman, who had made the touchscreen head units for the Tigor and the Nexon for Visteon for the Harrier. Visteon also supplies touchscreen units for the Range Rover Velar which is made by Tata’s subsidiary Land Rover.
The infotainment unit like the one on the H5X concept from earlier this year seems to float above the centre console of the Harrier. The large display is finished in piano black and features a silver border. Also seen are the dials for the infotainment system, which is also touch-sensitive, and the climate control system. Also, seen in the image is a large rotary dial next to the gearstick, which will control the drive modes for the Harrier.
The images also reveal the steering wheel behind which sits a brand new instrument binnacle with a small multi-information-display sitting in between the two dials.
The all-new Tata Harrier will be finally seen on Indian roads in January 2019, where it will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass. The Harrier draws power from the same 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that powers the Compass. The engine under the Harrier’s hood is expected to produce around 140 Hp which is quite a bit less than that of the Jeep Compass. The Harrier will be available with two six-speed gearbox options – a manual and an automatic, the latter of which already does duty in the Hyundai Creta.