One of the most awaited car from Tata Motors this year was the Harrier SUV. It was launched in India earlier this year in the month of January. People have been waiting for this SUV since the concept H5X on which Harrier is based was unveiled in Auto Expo last year. A price list from a showroom now reveals that Tata Harrier is available in a new colour.
When launched, Tata Harrier was only available in five paint schemes. They were Calisto Copper, Ariel Silver, Orcus White, Telesto Grey, and Thermisto Gold. Harrier SUV was available in four variants namely XE, XM, XT and XZ of which the base variant XE is only available in Orcus white colour.
The same is the case Calisto Copper colour, it is only available with higher variants like XT and XZ. The price list from a dealership now reveals the availability of a new colour ‘Atlas Black’ for Harrier SUV. As per the document it is available in all the variants except for the base XE variant.
The SUV is built upon a newly developed OMEGA platform, derived from Land Rover’s D8 that also underpins the Discovery Sport. The Harrier is the biggest SUV in the segment currently. Price for Harrier SUV starts from Rs 12.69 lakh and goes up till Rs 16.25 lakh(ex-showroom price), It competes with the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass and upcoming MG Hector.
Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0 KRYOTEC engine that develops of 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 in Jeep Compass. Harrier does not come with AWD even as an option and is only available with a diesel engine. Tata Motors is currently working on an automatic version of Harrier SUV which is likely to launch later this year.
Tata will be launching a couple of exciting models in the market. One of them is a Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20 Elite-challenging Altroz premium hatchback and the other model is the bigger sibling of the Harrier SUV which is now called the Buzzard. Both the cars have be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and will soon hit the Indian market. While the Altroz will arrive first, during August-September, the Buzzard will follow a couple of months later. Tata Motors is likely to persist with the value pricing approach it has taken with almost all its launches in the last few years.