Tata Harrier tops the sales chart in its respective segment for the month of August. Are the updates it received earlier this year helping it out? Read about it here.
Tata Harrier was launched in the year 2019, however, it came with a lot of niggles. In February this year, Tata Motors introduced the updated Harrier after ironing out some issues. It also got itself a BS-6 compliant motor with bumped-up power output. Interestingly, all of this helped Tata Motors in scoring better figures on the sales chart. In August this year, Tata Motors sold a total of 1,694 units of the Harrier. This is the highest figure achieved by any mid-size SUV for August 2020. In comparison to August last year, Harrier registered a YoY growth of 167 per cent, as Tata Motors could only sell 635 units of the SUV.
Following the Harrier on the sales chart is the MG Hector, which was topping the curves since inception. In August 2020, however, MG could only sell 1,366 units of the Hector and Hector Plus, combined. But, in August last year, a total of 2,018 copies of the Hector were sold by MG. Thus, Hector registers a YoY drop of 32 per cent. MG Hector and Tata Harrier are direct rivals to each other, but this is the first time that Harrier has outperformed the Hector on the sales chart and that too by a huge margin.
The changes that helped Harrier perform better on the sales chart are numerous. With the update, Harrier gets 6-way power-adjustable driver seat, auto-dimming IRVM, full-size panoramic sunroof, redesigned ORVMs, new 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, 2 new colours and more. Also, Tata Motors used this opportunity to iron out the issues with the powertrain and the drivetrain.
The updated Harrier comes with a powerful iteration of the 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged oil burner that now pushes out a peak power output of 170 PS and max torque of 350 Nm. In comparison to the older model, it makes 30 more PS. Furthermore, Tata Motors introduced the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission as when Harrier was initially launched, it missed out on one. Nevertheless, it can be had with a 6-speed AT as well. We believe these changes worked out in helping the Harrier score bigger numbers on the sales chart.