Tata launched the Harrier on the 23rd of January this year and the SUV has since then become one of the most popular products by the company. In the wake of increasing competition and market slowdown though, sales of the Harrier have gone down by quite an extent. To attract customer attention back and to keep up with the competition, Tata has now announced the introduction of a sunroof as an official accessory for the Harrier. Listed as a Tata Motors Genuine Accessory, the sunroof has been priced at Rs 95,100 plus installation charges for the Harrier.
To let you know, almost all the SUVs in or near Harrier’s price range come with a sunroof as an option. This includes the MG Hector, Kia Selto, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Creta among others. Though installing a sunroof on the Harrier will result in an additional load of over Rs. 1 lakh on the customer’s pocket, it comes across as an extra option for those who wanted to have a sunroof in their Harrier and are ready to pay the price. Coming to the details of this sunroof, it is a Webasto made unit that has a model name of H-300, which is an electric pop-up sliding-type sunroof.
According to Tata, the electric sunroof H-300 will be installed by trained experts from Webasto to ensure seamless quality. As for the warranty, the unit will come with a two-year warranty from the date of installation. This comes across as a peace of mind element for customers as people are usually worried over leakages and other fitment niggles when going for aftermarket sunroof fitments. This sunroof also comes with a tinted protective Venus glass that deflects the UV radiation and sun rays regardless of the amount of incoming light.
Talking about the Tata Harrier, the stylish SUV is powered by Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine. This engine has been tuned for better fuel efficiency rather than outright performance and churns out 138 Bhp of power along with a solid 350 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox while an auto box is currently not available on the Harrier. The company is likely to launch a torque converter gearbox, sourced from Hyundai, by next year on the Harrier.
Among other things, Tata is expected to launch a special Dark edition variant of the Harrier next month. Based on the XZ trim, the Dark edition will feature an all-black theme, both in the exteriors as well as the interiors. Changes on the SUV include a new Atlas Black colour, new 17-inch black alloy wheels, “Dark” moniker on the sides, grey headlamp bezels, blacked-out door handles and Blackstone front and rear skid plates. The cabin gets Blackstone Matrix colour along with Benecke-Kaliko Blackstone leather seats and door pads.