Tata Harrier Dark Edition was launched. The first unit was delivered to its owner.
Launched in January, Tata Harrier is the first big launch for Tata this year. Initially, Tata Harrier was available with seven colours including five single-tone options and three dual-tone options. Recently, to boost up the appeal of this model, Tata Motor has added an all-black version of the Harrier named Dark Edition. This new version is only available at the top-spec XZ equipment line. The first all-black Tata was recently delivered to its owner.
Tata Harrier Dark Edition was launched at Rs 16.76 lakh, which is more expensive than its dual-tone counterpart
The All-black Harrier is designed with an extensive blackout interior. Unlike the regular Harrier which sees a wide application of chrome throughout the exterior, the Dark Edition limits the use of chrome accent. Details like faux front skid plates and rear exhaust pipes, which are garnished in chrome in the regular version, now come with black-out finish. Even the alloy wheels are now finished in black. Only the roofline and the logo along with the newly added Dark moniker at the rear gets chrome bits. One new update is the new Goodyear tyres which replace the Bridgestone ones used in the regular version.
With regards to the interior, the Tata Harrier Dark Edition continues to get the all-black interior as seen on the regular version. New updates include the new Black Matrix dashboard with gunmetal grey accent featured in the centre of the dash. The interior also features Black Benecke Kaliko Blackstone leather upholstery with grey stitching for the seats. The steering and door handles are adorned with perforated black leather insert. The entire interior is covered in black, except for the grey roof liner.
Tata Harrier Dark Edition is offered with all the bells and whistles
In terms of features, the Tata Harrier Dark Edition is equipped with all the features that are included in the regular counterpart. It comes with the same 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto connectivity and a 7-inch coloured MID. Other highlights of the Tata Harrier’s interior includes a 9-speaker JBL sound system and a multifunction steering wheel are also available. On top of that, recently, Tata has added a sunroof to the Harrier’s additional accessories. This new version is offered with a full package of safety features including 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking camera with sensors, hill-start control, traction control, electronic stability control, co-driver seatbelt warning, high-speed alert, and hill descent control.
With regards to the powertrains, the Tata Harrier Dark Version carries the same engine as the regular version. It continues to sport the 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. This engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. At a later stage, Tata is planning to introduce a new engine with more power on tap. The new engine will comply with the upcoming BSVI emission norms. It is expected to develop 170 PS and a 350 Nm. Apart from a new engine, Tata Harrier is also slated to get its automatic version, which is a 6-speed automatic gearbox soon.
Tata Harrier is currently priced from Rs.13 to 16.76 lakhs. It is rivaling against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Mahindra XUV500. For more updates on the car industry, visit IndianAuto.com.