The country’s second-largest PV manufacturer Tata Motors has announced two new variants of its famed SUV – the Harrier. The two new variants added by Tata Motors are the XZS and XZAS trims. Tata has introduced these variants to narrow the gap between the top of the line trims of XZ and XZ+. Currently, the XZ and XZ+ variants have a waiting period of 10 weeks, but with these new trims are here to slash that time to 30 days. Albeit this does mean that they lose out on just a few features.
The homegrown carmaker has priced the new Harrier XZS at a cost of Rs 19.9 lakh (ex-showroom), meanwhile, the XZAS grade will cost Rs 21.30 lakh. Tata Motors will also sell these models in Dark Edition trim and with a dual-tone paint scheme. The XZS MT Dual-tone has been priced at Rs 20.19 lakh and the XZS AT Dual-tone at Rs 21.49 lakh. Additionally, the XZS MT Dark will cost Rs 20.29 lakh, it is to be noted that all these are ex-showroom prices.
The newly announced XZS trim adds Rs 1.35 lakh to the pricing. However, for the premium pricing, it does come with a plethora of equipment. The panoramic sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, and auto-dimming IRVM are among the highlights. In comparison to the pricier XZ+ grade, the new model only lacks ventilated front seats and iRA linked vehicle technology, although it is Rs 35,000 less expensive as well.
Earlier this month, Tata also announced the addition of two new colours for its highly celebrated SUV. The two new colours offered on the Harrier were the Royale Blue and Tropical Mist shade. With the announcement of these new colours, customers now have a selection of 7 colours for the model and these colours are Grassland Beige (Kaziranga Edition), Oberon Black (Dark Edition), Royale Blue, Tropical Mist, Calypso Red, Orcus White, and Daytona Grey.
Aside from these alterations, Tata has not made any changes to the Harrier’s engine. It still comes powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC engine supplied by Fiat. The Multijet engine is the same one that powers the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector. The engine of the Harrier delivers a maximum power of 167 Bhp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The SUV comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Recently Tata Motors also announced a price hike for its entire range of vehicles in the country and with effect from April 23, 2022, the price of Harrier across all its variant range has increased. As of now, the Harrier ex-showroom pricing has been increased from Rs 9,590 to Rs 18,400, depending on the variant. The Harrier XE MT, XM MT, and XMA AT are all 12k more expensive.