Tata Harrier with the panoramic sunroof can now be had at a lower price tag than before. This makes buying a sunroof-equipped Harrier easier than purchasing a sunroof-equipped MG Hector diesel
Tata Harrier is one of the most handsome-looking SUVs on sale in the country. It has been recently updated with a slew of equipment and a powerful engine. With the update, it also gets the much-hyped feature of the century – sunroof. It gets a panoramic one, instead. Initially, with the update, Tata Motors offered the option of the panoramic sunroof in the range-topping XZ+ trim only. Now, the carmaker has now introduced the option of the panoramic sunroof on the XT trim as well. However, this comes as an introduction of a new variant – XT+, which is priced at Rs. 16.99 lakh. In comparison, Harrier’s closest rival MG Hector offers the option of a sunroof in the top-spec Sharp trim only.
If prices are to be compared, the Sharp trim of the MG Hector with diesel engine is priced at Rs. 17.88 lakh. Therefore, it comes up as the expensive one of the two here, with a price difference of Rs. 89,000. Petrol-powered Sharp trim of the MG Hector, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 16.63 lakh and Rs. 17.55 lakh for the MT and AT variant, respectively. Although, comparing the petrol trim of the MG Hector with the Harrier is not viable, since Tata Motors offers the Harrier with a diesel engine only.
Interestingly, both of these cars come with same FCA-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine. This 4-cylinder turbocharged oil burner unit is capable of putting out a peak power output of 170 PS and max torque of 350 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard fitment on the both of these mid-size SUVs. However, the Harrier also offers the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission, which isn’t the case with the Hector.
A 1.5L turbocharged petrol motor for the Harrier is in the pipeline as confirmed by media reports. It will be a 4-cylinder unit that is likely to belt out a peak power output in the range of 170 PS. However, it is expected to boast a torque output of around 280 Nm. With the new petrol motor in place, the prices for the Harrier will come down for sure, thus becoming an even more affordable option in the mid-size SUV bracket.