Tata has been building hype around its soon to be launched SUV, the Harrier, since a while now. The company had revealed its exteriors completely some time back in a video. Now, however the company has bombed another teaser on social media that gives us a glimpse of the interior design of Harrier. While the teaser does reveal any important information regarding the interiors, it does confirm the presence of a large infotainment unit among other things.
From what we know so far, a floating 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay support will take up the centre portion of the dashboard. It will be supplied by Visteon, which also supplies infotainment units to Land Rover among others.
The interior will reportedly feature a dual-tone grey-and-brown colour scheme. Another important part from the teaser is the presence of a three spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, which looks like a typical Tata steering unit.
A silver band runs along the length of the lower dashboard and there are various silver accents on the interiors, the silver surrounds for the AC vents being an example.The interiors of the Harrier will be quite premium as it will be the flagship vehicle of Tata for some time until the bigger H7X arrives.
Going by some of the spyshots that have been doing rounds, the upholstery will sport a reddish-brown shade with a quilted pattern. Compared to the competition, the interiors will be quite plush and feature rich too.
The Harrier will be based on the new OMEGA platform, which in turn is based on JLR’s D8 platform. Powering the Harrier will be a by a Fiat derived, four-cylinder Multijet II diesel engine, dubbed as ‘Kryotec’. This is the same engine which powers the Jeep Compass in India.
No official figure is yet known on the engine output but expect it to produces 140 Bhp in the Harrier. The engine will reportedly be mated to a 6-speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic gearbox. Tata will also equip the Harrier with multiple drive modes and terrain response system, which will make it well suited to city as well as off road use.
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