Details have finally been revealed about the Tata Harrier, including the expected price, via an official tweet from Tata Motors. All that is left is for the carmaker is to launch the vehicle in early 2019. Many are eagerly awaiting the launch of the Tata Harrier, while a few are left with mixed thoughts regarding the SUV.
To help clear the air, we take a look at the hits and misses of the Tata Harrier to help you decide if the upcoming SUV is meant for you. Let’s take a look.
Tata Harrier pricing
The Tata Harrier is expected to be priced around ₹16-21 lakhs, which makes the SUV compete with the Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, and even the Jeep Compass. Prices, however, are not official, but Tata Motors has tweeted out to customers mentioning the expected pricing. Final pricing of the Tata Harrier will be announced at the time of launch.
Tata Harrier engine specification
The Harrier will be launched with a standard diesel engine with a manual gearbox. The engine is a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre unit that does its duty on the Jeep Compass as well but detuned to suit the Harrier better. Tata Motors will launch a petrol variant of the Harrier, along with automatic options at a later stage.
|Tata Harrier||2.0-litre diesel|
Pros or advantages of the Tata Harrier
- Design: The first thing one would notice about the Harrier is the design, which sports a unique styling up front. The traditional headlight slots are taken over by DRL strips, while the headlights sit below them where fog lights traditionally sit.
- Dimensions: The Tata Harrier is based on the Land Rover platform, so expect its dimensions to be large as well. The Harrier is longer, wider, and taller than the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass, while it also boasts a wider and longer stance compared to the Mahindra XUV500.
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
- Features: The Harrier seats five. Occupants are treated to a dual touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, navigation, voice command, JBL speakers with an amplifier and subwoofer, steering-mounted controls, 8-way adjustable driver's seat, and a host of other convenience features.
- Engine performance: The 2.0-litre engine has proven itself in the Jeep Compass. The engine is small and efficient while also churning out a decent power output of 140 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. The Harrier also gets three drive modes — City, Eco, and Sport, which further enhances your driving experience and helps you get the best from the engine.
- Terrain response: The Harrier’s Terrain response system is a welcome feature. In addition to the three driving modes, the Terrain Response system also offers three modes — Normal, Wet, and Rough. This will help the Harrier tackle rough roads and mild off-roading.
- Safety: The top-spec variant of the Harrier gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold and hill descent control, Corner Stability Control, Traction Control, rollover mitigation, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and more. The base variants of the Harrier get standard dual airbags.
Also Read: Tata Harrier vs Mahindra XUV500 Comparison
Tata Harrier cons or disadvantages
- No AWD: This is a big disappointment for those looking for a capable SUV on and off the tarmac. The Harrier will not feature an all-wheel-drive system, even as an option. The Harrier will be a strict front-wheel-drive SUV.
- Safety: Most of the safety features are limited to the top-spec variant of the Harrier while the base variants get only the basic equipment.
- Pricing: The pricing of the Tata Harrier is quite steep compared to the Hyundai Creta, its direct rival in the Indian market. The top-spec variant also overlaps the pricing of the Jeep Compass, which would make a person think twice between the two vehicles. It also overlaps the pricing of the Safari, which is a capable 4X4, and also the Hexa, both of which are Tata products and 7-seaters.