Ever thought how would a Tata Harrier with all the offroad-centric bells and whistle look like? Take a look here.
Tata Motors has recently updated the Harrier to comply with the upcoming BS-6 emission norm. With the update, the car has received a lot of changes, however, the most important of all is the engine. It is the same FCA-sourced 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, but it now churns out 170 PS of peak power. Keeping the update aside for a moment, as here’s a Harrier modified to excel off the road. However, the car has been modified digitally, and here’s a video of the same.
The final results of the job are quite pleasing. On the front, the car gets a full metal skid plate with tow hooks and a winch mounted beneath the skid plate itself. Above the skid plate, there’s a set of auxiliary lights (Not road legal in real-world condition). There’s also a massive bullbar, over which, another set of LED auxiliary lamps are bolted on. The bonnet of the car is now painted in a matte black colour scheme and so is the roof. The car now sits on steelies with bead locks and is shod with chunky MT rubber. The digital artist has also added a black cladding around the wheel arches and running boards on the sides. The addition of a snorkel and roof-mounted auxiliary lights makes the overall render appear furthermore ravishing.
The Harrier is currently offered in a 2WD layout only as the market demand for 4X4 SUVs is not all that high. However, the Harrier would be quite competent off the road as it is underpinned by a slightly modified version of Land Rover Discovery Sport’s platform. The Harrier gets the front suspension component from the Disco Sport as well. Thus, if Tata Motors ever plans to launch a 4WD version of the Harrier, the car would be a capable offroader for sure.
The digitally modified Harrier looks brute in every sense.
Coming back to the updates that Harrier gets with the BS-6 engine, it now features a full-size panoramic sunroof, redesigned ORVMs, auto-dimming IRVM, electronically adjustable driver seat, 17-inch machine-cut alloy wheels, Hyundai-sourced 6-speed AT, and more. It also gets a host of safety features like traction control, brake disc wiping, electronic stability program, roll-over mitigation, and corner stability control as standard across the range.