The top-spec Tata Harrier comes loaded with Xenon HID headlamps, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment, 6 airbags, ISOFIX and more.
After releasing a lot of teaser images, Tata has finally taken the wraps off their upcoming SUV Harrier. The company had released exterior images of the car a few weeks back, and now they have finally shown us the car in all its glory. In fact, our team is in Rajasthan driving the car today, and a detailed review will be out soon. While we wait for that, here’s a look at the variant details of the new Harrier.
When the Tata Harrier goes on sale in January, it will be launched with just a diesel engine option. Powering the Harrier is a 2.0-litre diesel motor that is good for 138bhp and 350Nm. This motor is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission – there will be no automatic transmission option, to begin with. Speaking about variants, the Harrier will be sold in 4 trims. Let’s take a look at what each one has on offer.
Tata has fitted the Harrier with a lot of features even in the base trim. It comes loaded with projector headlamps, LED DRLs, puddle lamps, electrically adjustable ORVMs and more. The interior too tells a similar – electrically adjustable ORVMs, 4-way adjustable driver seat, tilt and telescopic steering, speed sensitive door locks, rear AC vents, power windows and a 4-inch MID. Considering all these features, one may feel the need for an automatic climate control – the XE variant gets manually air-conditioning. In terms of safety, even this base variant comes with front two airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminder, parking sensors and more.
Needless to say that the XM is marginally better equipped than the base trim. Over and above the features of the XE variant, this one comes fitted with front fog lamps, remote central locking and a rear wipe/wash. On the inside, Harrier XM comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth compatibility, steering mounted audio controls and six-way adjustable driver seat. Like all the other new-age Tatas on sale, the Harrier in the XM trim upwards will also come with multi-drive modes. This one gets Eco, City and Sport, just like the Nexon.
While the XE and the XM trims of the Harrier will be fitted with 16-inch steel wheels, the XT will come with 17-inch alloy wheels. Other exterior changes include the addition of LED DRLs with turn indicators, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, rear defogger and a reversing camera. Unlike the XE and the XM, this variant also comes with a button start, automatic climate control, cruise control, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, video/photo display with USB and an audio system with four speakers and four tweeters. In this variant, the XT comes with Android Auto, but there is no Apple CarPlay on offer. The Harrier also gets a voice command system.
This top-end variant will be offered with all the features that have become the norm in the segment – except Apple CarPlay, which Tata says will be offered shortly. Additions over the XT trim include Xenon HID headlamps, cornering fog lamps and a shark fin antenna on the outside. It’s only when you step inside that the top-spec trim starts to pamper you. It gets leather upholstery, a larger 8.8-inch infotainment paired with a 9 speaker JBL system and a 60:40 split seat. In terms of safety, the XZ comes with six airbags, Terrain Response Modes (Normal, Rough and Wet), hill hold, hill descent control, roll-over mitigation, cornering stability control, traction control and more.
Expect the Tata Harrier to go on sale in India sometime in January at a price ranging ranging from about Rs 15 to 18 lakh, which brings it in line with the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass.