Dual-tone colours on modern cars have become a new trend in the market. Many customers prefer the dual-tone paint scheme as it makes the vehicle look much sportier and also adds a premium look. Tata Harrier, which was launched earlier this in five different colour options did not offer a dual-tone colour as standard. However, many customers chose the aftermarket way to transform the colour of the Harrier and make it look different from the stock car. A few days back, Tata Motors officially released a teaser image of the Harrier with a dual-tone paint job and now Tata has launched the car.
Tata is yet to officially announce the price of the new dual-tone Harrier. However, only the XZ trim of the Harrier will be available in the dual-tone set-up. The XZ trim is the top trim of the Harrier and is priced at Rs 16.55 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. With the addition of the dual-tone paint scheme, the new price gets increased by Rs 20,000. It is an optional choice and customers can also choose to not opt for the trim.
The dealerships have also started to receive the new dual-tone version of the Tata Harrier XZ. Sometime back, the dealers started accepting the bookings for the Tata Harrier dual-tone. The deliveries are expected to start by the mid-July.
Tata Harrier is currently selling in good numbers but the newly launched MG Hector and soon-to-launch Kia Seltos are expected to give a tough competition to the Harrier. Both MG Hector and Kia Seltos offer a dual-tone paint job, which can be the reason behind the launch of the new model.
Apart from the new colour, everything else, including the feature is expected to remain the same. The fully-loaded version of the Harrier gets some high-end features like a semi-digital instrument cluster, infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, rear AC vents, 17-inch alloy wheels, engine modes, drive modes, projector headlamps and bright LED DRL.
The Harrier gets powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine. It churns out a maximum power of 140 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. Currently, it is only available with a manual transmission. However, Tata is working to launch the automatic variant of the Harrier too. Tata will also launch the BS6 version of the Harrier, which will get a more powerful engine. The power is expected to be increased to 170 PS just like the MG Hector and the Jeep Compass, which are also powered by the same engine. Tata will add a 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai to the Harrier. Later this year, the seven-seater version of the Harrier, which will be known as the Buzzard will be launched in the Indian market too.