Recently, the first Tata Harrier has managed to reach the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh. Read on to discover more information.
Launched in January this year, the Tata Harrier has become one of the most popular SUVs in the market with a wide range of equipment right from the base variant and an aggressive price range. Below is a video which shows the vehicle reach the Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh.
Despite lacking the great off-road capabilities that comes from a 4WD drivetrain, the first Tata Harrier has reached the Pangong Tso Lake
Published by Dr Pushpendra Jadon, the video shows a Tata Harrier travelling on the bank of the Pangong Tso Lake. According to the video, the vehicle is doing some slides in reverse, which helps show its capability, but not any off-road power of the vehicle. Actually, the vehicle featured in the video is the first-ever Harrier to climb up to the Pangong Tso Lake which is located in the upper Himalayan range. This Harrier is registered in Rajasthan; the road through Rohtang is officially opened this weekend; therefore, the car must have reached Ladakh through the Srinagar route. Not many details have been revealed about the route of the car.
Noteworthily, the Tata Harrier is only equipped with an FWD system and misses out on an AWD one. Although the Harrier does not perform quite well on the off-road terrains, it is sure to deliver a better performance than other 4X2 SUVs in the market. A multiple driving-mode function is offered in the vehicle, which allows it to tackle different terrains. The system uses the independent-working front brakes to apply the brake to the tyres, which sends the power to the wheel with traction. This helps prevent the Harrier from getting stuck. Moreover, an ESP with 14 different functions also allows the car to perform better in off-road conditions.
Equipped with ESP and multiple driving modes, The Tata Harrier offers better off-road performance than other 2WD SUVs in the market.
Under the hood of the Tata Harrier is a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre KRYOTEC motor, which can deliver 140 PS against 350 Nm. This engine also serves as the power source for the Jeep Compass but with a lower power figure. The transmission duties in the Harrier are undertaken by a 6-speed MT gearbox. A 6-speed AT unit is being developed by the domestic automaker and is expected to be introduced soon.
The Tata Harrier competes against the Nissan Kicks, the Jeep Compass, the Mahindra XUV500 and the high variants of the Hyundai Creta. The 7-seat version of the vehicle, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show will soon be launched. Expected to be called the “Buzzard”, this version will continue to receive the power from the 2.0-litre diesel motor. A brand-new premium hatchback, the Altroz, is also anticipated to be launched soon by the home-grown auto manufacturer to become a formidable competitor against the Maruti Baleno.