Harrier was one of the most awaited product from Tata Motors ever since they showcased the H5X Concept in the Indian Auto Expo Last year. After an year of research and development Tata finally launched the Harrier in Indian market earlier this year and it has been a huge success in terms of sales. Now recently, Tata launched a special edition of the Harrier which they call the ‘Dark Edition’. It is Harrier with a mean black paint job with all chrome and silver inserts removed. Here is a review video from Auto Trend TV doing the a detailed review of the Tata Harrier Dark Edition.
Video starts by showing the exteriors of the Dark edition. The black colour paint scheme gives Harrier a menacing look. all the silver inserts that is found on a normal Harrier is removed and replaced with black inserts. even the chrome strip running above the window is also given a slight black finish. The new paint scheme will attract more eyes on the road for sure. Design of the alloys in Dark edition remain same, but they are now blacked out. There is even a dark edition badge on both sides of the car. Apart from that everything else remains same as that of normal Harrier.
Changes are also made to interiors of the Dark edition Harrier. It now gets a mix of mostly black and grey interiors which gives it a sporty feel. The faux wood trims on the dashboard have also been replaced by a ‘Blackstone Matrix’ insert and the black art leather seats get white contrast stitching.
Mechanically Tata Harrier Dark edition remains unchanged. it is just the cosmetic changes that have turned this everyday SUV into a mean looking machine. The engine that powers the Harrier Dark Edition is the same 2 liter Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel with 140 Bhp-350 Nm. A 6 speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels. Tata is expected to launch a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox option in the same engine by the end of this year. It will again in turn boost up the sales of this SUV . A lot of people are waiting on the sidelines for the automatic variant of the Harrier.
Tata Motors is also expected to roll out a more powerful state of tune for the 2 liter diesel engine when it is made Bharat Stage compliant. The Harrier BS6 is likely to make 170 Bhp-350 Nm, which is the same state of tune in which it is offered with the Jeep Compass Diesel BS6 model. These changes will come with a significant price increase though. Tata Motors will also launch a 7-seater version of Harrier named Buzzard which is likely to be called Cassini in Indain market by the first quarter of 2020.
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