One of the most awaited SUV from Tata Motors this year was Harrier. It is quite popular among Indians because of its unique design and affordable price point. Tata Launched Harrier at a starting price of Rs 12.69 lakh and goes up till 16.25 lakh for the top end trim. It was so popular after the launch that it had a waiting period of up to 3 months.
There is no denying the fact that Tata Harrier is a good looking, bold SUV which will make you look twice if you spot one on road. That is what exactly happened in this video as well. The video was uploaded by Ashish Mathew on his Youtube channel where he can be seen taking a test drive of the Tata Harrier.
He seems pretty impressed with the Harrier and can be seen driving through busy roads of Bengaluru. He then stops at a traffic signal where a Police officer approaches him and knocks on the window and starts asking about the Harrier. He asks about the features and price and leaves the spot impressed. In between the conversation the cop even said that he was currently using a Maruti Brezza and was planning to buy Harrier after selling Brezza.
Harrier is Tata’s new flagship vehicle and is built on the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s D8 platform. The design remains very similar to the H5X concept showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The headlamps are positioned lower in the bumper and a bright LED DRL strip placed on both sides of the grille.It gets uniquely designed LED Taillamp with black strip connecting both the lamps. It comes with 16 inch wheels in the lower trims and 17 inch on the higher ones.
On the inside, Tata Harrier looks extremely premium with wooden inserts on the dashboard. It gets features like 8.8-inch touchscreen floating infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Tata Harrier also gets a 7-inch TFT in the instrument cluster that shows various information. It gets a 9-speaker surround sound set-up from JBL with a subwoofer.
As of now some of the things missing in Harrier is an automatic transmission (which is likely to launch soon), sunroof (it is only available as an accessory) and may be a petrol engine also. Currently it only comes with a diesel engine which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Talking about the engine, Harrier is powered by a 2.0L Kryotec diesel engine. It is the same engine that is seen in Jeep Compass. The engine in harrier generates a maximum of 138 Bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque.