Tata Harrier was launched earlier this year starting at Rs 12.69 lakh, ex-showroom. The all-new SUV has gained quite a popularity in India because of its unique looks, a long list of features and a value-for-money price tag. Tata has pushed the first official update for the infotainment system and it is adding a new capability to the system.
When launched the 8.8-inch floating-type infotainment system of the Harrier offered several connectivity input options like the Android Auto, Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth. Tata announced that they will soon push an update to add the Apple CarPlay connectivity option to the SUV too. According to Devanshu Kushwaha, an owner of Tata Harrier has revealed that Tata has finally started updating the software of the infotainment that adds the Apple CarPlay connectivity to the infotainment system. According to Devanshu, the update is done at the service centre. We are not sure if the owners can update the software by themselves. The new version of the software is Q5_R09.02.
The Tata Harrier offers the best-in-segment infotainment and speaker set-up. The 8.8-inch coloured touchscreen of the Harrier is the biggest in the segment. The SUV gets a 9-speaker system with a subwoofer sourced from JBL. The rich surround sound system of the Harrier remains unmatched in the segment. The Harrier is also the only car in the segment that offers a digital-analogue instrument cluster. It gets a big 7.0-inch TFT coloured screen alongside the analogue speedometer.
The Harrier also offers a range of other features including HID Xenon projector headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), height-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic climate control system, terrain modes, engine power modes, logo projection puddle lamps, and more. The Harrier gets ABS+EBD as standard across the variants while the top end version gets four airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), mitigation control, hill start assist and brake assist. There are features like automatic disc brake wiping, automatic brake adjuster too. However, features like an automatic transmission and a sunroof are missing from the vehicle, which has caused many to complain about it.
The Tata Harrier comes powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat. It is the same engine that powers the Jeep Compass in India but in Harrier, it is tuned to produce less power. The in-line four-cylinder diesel engine produces a maximum power of 140 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. Tata is also working to add a 6-speed automatic transmission to the Harrier and it is expected to launch by the end of this year. Tata will also launch the 7-seater version of the Harrier in the market, which will be known as the Buzzard.