Tata Motors flagship SUV the Harrier will make its global debut in the 1st week of December this year. The Harrier will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Captur and the XUV 500.
Based on the Land Rover Discovery Sport the Harrier uses the L550 platform which is a derivative of the Omega Arc platform. This means that there will be a lot of legroom on offer for rear passengers. Tata motors has also been publicizing about the Harrier`s ride and handling which will be best-in-class for an SUV of its size. The Harrier is basically be an Indianized version of the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The talking point is the way the Harrier looks. The Harrier was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. It received a lot of appreciation for its stylized looks and modern styling. It is imposing to look at with a large front grille, massive bumpers and Sleek headlamps and DRLs. The test vehicles were seen sporting 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels, raked windscreen, blacked out B pillars and a sloping roofline.
As per reports the Tata Harrier will come in a 5 and 7 seat configuration. Inside the cabin the Harrier will sport a dual tone color scheme. Key features include ABS, EBD, Airbags, hill descent control, traction control, rollover mitigation, memory function for front seats, steering mounted controls, touch screen infotainment system, rear AC vents, cruise control and much more.
Under the hood, the Harrier will be powered by a new 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel motor which is derived from the Fiat MultiJet engine that does duty in the Jeep Compass. It is a 4-cylinder unit which produces 140 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. A 6-speed AMT could also be offered as an option.
Expected to be priced between Rs. 13 lakh – 18 lakhs, the Tata Harrier will compete with the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta.
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