Even though the Tata Xenon will never get replaced with a new model based on the Harrier, there's no harm drooling over this splendid rendering, right?
The love that Indian audience possesses for the SUVs is sky-high. However, the same cannot be said for the pickup trucks. But, the market is slowly adapting to this body style, and new offerings are expected to make their way to the Indian shores soon. Most of them are going to be from foreign manufacturers like Ford and Toyota. But, what if the Tata Harrier is sold as a pickup truck in the Indian market? Well, we are sure that it will look great from all angles. You folks don’t need to imagine a lot about it, as we got our hands on a digital rendering of the Tata Harrier pickup truck.
We came across this digital illustration of the Tata Harrier pickup truck via social media account of XLR8. Honestly, the Harrier looks uber cool in this iteration. Talking of the changes, the digital artist has chopped off the roof of the car after the c-pillar. It now gets a loading deck, due to which the overall length of the SUV has been increased. Moreover, it gets the same styling element at the c-pillar as seen on the d-pillar of the Gravitas, which was showcased at the Auto Expo, earlier this year.
This Harrier-based pickup truck sits on a set of super-wide alloy wheels that are shod with a set of chunky off-road tyres. These tyres do help in accentuating its overall appeal. Apart from these changes, the designer has managed to keep it as close to the Harrier as possible. In the Atlas Black paint scheme, it looks intimidating as well.
Sadly, Tata Motors has no plans to launch a Harrier-based pickup truck yet. In case, the carmaker decides to proceed with the idea, it will have the same 2.0L FCA-sourced diesel engine as the Harrier. This oil burner is capable of pushing out a peak power output of 170 PS and max torque of 350 Nm, and it can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. The Harrier is currently sold in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs. 13.84 lakh. It rivals with the likes of MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and more.