Tata has launched the Harrier SUV in India today. The SUV starts at Rs. 12.69 lakhs for the base variant. This makes the Harrier cheaper than its most direct rival, the Mahindra XUV500, which starts at Rs. 12.72 lakhs. Let’s now take a look at this stunning looking SUV inside out in these official pictures by the company.
Hands down, the Harrier is among the best looking cars on sale in India. This can be attributed to the fact that it shares 80% of its design from the H5X concept. Those sleek front LED DRLs, flared wheel arches and good looking window line add up to the overall appeal of the car.
The rear also gets quite an exciting design and looks very good. The sleek tail lamps along along with the silver highlight on the rear bumper are some of the elements that further take up the visual drama.
The Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0 KRYOTEC engine that develops 140 Bhp of power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is essentially a Fiat sourced 2.0 litre Multijet engine that is also found under the Jeep Compass. The engine is tuned for efficiency instead of outright power.
The KRYOTEC engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and the power goes to the front wheels. Though there is no automatic transmission available as of now, Tata had earlier said that it will bring an automatic transmission to the Harrier some time later.
While this is not a unique feature, the Harrier does gets puddle lamps mounted on the outside rear view mirrors. This feature is quite useful in dark and illuminates the path when you get down from the car.
The interiors of the Tata Harrier look quite premium to say the least. The dashboard has been given a wooden finish and a chrome bar runs through the length of it. The steering wheel is a big chunky unit with various control buttons on it.
Another small but unique feature that the Harrier comes with is the fast charging USB port. If your phone supports fast charging, it could be a boon. No more running on dead batteries while on the move now.
Tata has equipped the Harrier with a largest in segment 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system from Visteon. It is the same company that supplies to other major manufacturers like Land Rover. A 7 inch MID is also present on the SUV.
The Harrier gets a 9 speaker system from JBL. The powerful music system comes with its own amplifier and subwoofer with enough bass. Perfect for audiophiles. Long Journeys won’t be boring anymore with this blaring music system on tap.
No doubt then that the Harrier is a great all round package. Tata has even placed it very aggressively in the market and we see no reason why it may not become a best seller anytime soon.