Tata Motors launched, their updated BS6 version of the popular mid-size SUV Harrier earlier this year. It competes with cars like Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and MG Hector in the segment. Tata is now planning to introduce couple of more variants to Harrier to make it more accessible to the customers. According to Team-Bhp Tata will be introducing XTA and XT+ trims to Harrier.
Currently, Tata Harrier is available in XE, XM, XT, XZ, XZ+, XMA, XZA and XZA+ trims. The new trims that Tata plans to introduce will be placed in between the existing trims. The XT+ trim which is a manual version will be placed between, XT and XZ trims and similarly, the XTA trim which is an automatic variant will be placed between XMA and XZA. These trims will also be getting all the features from XT trim along with some additional features from the higher variant. According to the report, The XTA version of the Harrier is not likely to get the panoramic sunroof
Tata launched the Tata Harrier 2020 with an updated feature list. The 2020 version now gets features like a huge panormic sunroof, electrically adjustable driver seat, auto-dimming IRVM, resized ORVMs, newly designed alloy wheels and couple of new colours. One of the major feature that Harrier was missing for over an year was the availability of an automatic transmission.
With this update, Tata has added a Hyundai sourced 6-speed automatic transmission which is paired with the same old 2.0 litre Kryotec engine. The engine itself is now BS6 compliant and the 2.0 litre Fiat sourced turbocharged diesel engine now generates 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. This is 30 Ps more than what the older BS4 version used to produce.
Design-wise Tata Harrier 2020 remains the same from the outside and inside. It gets, a butch looking front fascia with projector type headlamps positioned on the lower part of the bumper with dual function DRL on top. The rear design along with the split LED tail light also remain the same as before. Price for updated Tata Harrier now starts at Rs 13.69 lakh for the manual version and the automatic version starts at Rs 16.25 lakh, both the prices are ex-showroom Delhi figures. The Harrier rivals the likes of the MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500 and Kia Seltos.