Tata Motors has been gaining popularity in the market of late. One of the reason behind this popularity is their build quality. They are currently known for manufacturing some of the safest cars in the country. Their Altroz and Nexon have received a 5 star rating whereas the entry level hatchback Tiago has got 4 stars at Global NCAP crash test. One of the most anticipated launches from Tata Motors back in 2019 was the all-new Harrier. It is a mid-size SUV that competes with cars like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector in the segment. Tata even launched an updated version of the SUV with more features in the market earlier this year. This was done in order to keep up with the competition. Here we have a render image that shows how would it look like, if Harrier were to be launched as a pick up truck.
The render image has been created and shared by xlr8official on their Instagram page. Lifestyle Pickup trucks are actually not a big thing in our market. Several manufacturers have tried introducing this particular segment in India but have only failed. The only manufacturer to taste success in this segment was Isuzu with their D-Max V-Cross. It is now a very popular and common SUV among off-road enthusiast groups.
Coming back to the render from XLR8. The pickup version of Harrier is based on the updated Dark Edition of the SUV. This is actually a product of artist’s imagination and we must tell you that Tata Motors do not have any plans of launching anything like this in the market. Tata Harrier pickup truck looks the same as the regular SUV from the front. It gets dual function LED DRLs on the top and headlamps and fog lamps on the bumper. As it is based on the Dark edition, all the chrome inserts and garnishes have been blacked out.
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The side profile is where you start noticing the changes. The artist has replaced the stock black alloy wheels on Harrier with chunky off-road tyres and rims. The ground clearance of the SUV has also been increased. The black cladding on the lower part of the door have been removed too. The wheelbase of the SUV remains the same however, the overall length has been increased.
Like Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, pickup version of Tata Harrier is also with a 4-door configuration. It has space for 5 passengers and there is fair amount of cargo space at the rear. The cargo space at the rear is quite long and that is what has increased the overall length of the SUV. The render version seen in the image gets the same LED tail lamp as regular Harrier.
Overall, the render looks pretty neat and without any doubt, artist has done a great in creating this new render. Tata Harrier is powered by a BS6 compliant. 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine. This engine generates a maximum of 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is available with both manual and automatic transmission. Tata will also be launching a 6-seater SUV Gravitas based on Harrier in the market soon.