Tata’s new-age vehicles like the Harrier and the Safari have got a lot of numbers in the market. Tata has introduced a new variant – XZS. It is positioned below the top-end XZ+ but above the XZ variant. It will have a lower number of features, which means a smaller waiting period compared to the fully-loaded XZ+ top-end. Currently, the waiting period for existing variants is around 10 weeks.
Tata Motors has introduced the new XZS trim for the Harrier that sits between the existing top-end trims. Priced between Rs 19.99 and Rs 21.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The Harrier XZS is available with automatic and manual transmission options. Also, there is a Dark Edition variant as well.
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The new XZS variant bridges the gap between the top-end variants that had a price difference of Rs 1.6 lakh. The features in the XZS variant include 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a 6-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. It is about Rs 1.25 lakh more expensive compared to the XZ variant and Rs 35,000 less than the top-end XZ+ variant.
The XZS also gets features like LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and projector headlamps, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, a 7.0-inch TFT instrument display, a JBL sound system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, air purifier, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, automatic climate control system and more.
The variant also gets a list of safety features including 6 airbags, hill descent control, off-road ABS, cruise control, traction control, ESC, and hill-hold control, rain-sensing wipers.
No engine changes
The Tata Harrier only gets a single-engine option and a single transmission option. The Harrier is powered by the 2.0-litre KRYOTEC engine, which is sourced from Fiat. It is the same Multijet engine that also powers the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector. In the Harrier, the engine produces a maximum power of 138 Bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. There’s a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission available with the SUV.
Tata does not offer a petrol engine with the Harrier and Safari yet. The most powerful petrol engine in the current lineup of Tata Motors is the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Tata Nexon. In the Nexon, this engine pumps out a maximum power output of 120 PS and a peak torque output of 170 Nm. However, for the Harrier and Safari, Tata Motors will come up with an upsized engine of this 1.2-litre turbo-petrol mill. In all likelihood, these two flagship SUVs from Tata Motors might get a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, something their direct competitors like MG Hector, Hector Plus and Jeep Compass are getting as well.
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