Tata Harrier XZS launched to reduce waiting time below 30 days

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 Harrier XZS launched to reduce waiting time below 30 days

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.

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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