India’s first Tata Harrier with 22 inch alloys wants to be a Range Rover

Tata Harrier is one of the most popular from homegrown manufacturer. The Harrier competes with cars like Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Jeep Compass in the segment. Tata launched an updated version of Harrier in the market last year and that has only helped in increasing the popularity. Tata has also launched the all-new Safari in the market which is basically an extended version of Harrier. Several modifications for the Harrier are now available in the market and we have seen many of them in the past. Here we have a Tata Harrier which is modified with 22 inch aftermarket alloy wheels, and Range Rover badges.

The video has been uploaded by NP Rawal vlogs on their YouTube channel. This is probably India’s first Tata Harrier to get such large wheels. The vlogger starts by showing all the changes or modification that are done to the SUV. According to the vlogger, the car is only one month old and the owner already started making modifications. The main modification on this Harrier Black Edition is the 22 inch alloy wheels. The silver coloured multi spoke alloy wheels totally enhance the look of the car.

Installing oversize tyres on an SUV is not a simple job. Several minor additions like adding spacers and lifting the suspension have to be done. This is done so that the new tyres and do not rub against the body. The same changes were done on this car as well. The tyres are wide and they pop-out from the wheel arches. This Tata Harrier actually wants to be a Land Rover and the owner has removed all the Tata logo and Harrier badging from the car and replaced it with Range Rover logo and stickers.

Apart from this, no other modifications have been done on this SUV. The owner can be heard saying that, he has plans to upgrade the music system and he would also be doing several other modifications. The overall cost of this modification according to the owner was around Rs 2 lakh. This modification has definitely affected the ride quality and the owner admits that, it has also affected the fuel economy.

The driver has to be extra careful while driving this Harrier as the handling will also be affected due to this modification. The alloy wheels do look good on the SUV but, the Range Rover sticker work on the car feels like an overkill. The alloy itself has given it a premium or upmarket feel. Coming back to Harrier, the one seen here is an XT Plus variant which comes with almost all the features like touchscreen infotainment screen, panoramic sunroof, multi function steering wheel and so on.

The Harrier is available with a diesel engine only. It is powered by a Fiat sourced 2.0 litre turbocharged engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. This is the same engine that we have seen in Jeep Compass and MG Hector diesel. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox option. The same engine and gearbox option is available with the all-new Tata Safari as well.