The Tata Harrier is one of the best vehicles from Tata Motors today. However, the Harrier is currently FWD only, something the off-road enthusiasts want to change. This Harrier pickup rendering is just the one for them.
Till the all-new Tata Safari was launched a few months ago, the Harrier was the automaker’s flagship model. If you do not want the third row of seats the Safari offers, the Harrier is still a good choice in its segment. Both the Harrier and the new Safari are underpinned by the OMEGARC platform, derived from Land Rover’s D8 platform which is used by the Discovery Sport. Even though it is a front-wheel-drive SUV, the Harrier comes with a Land Rover Terrain Response System inspired rotary dial to change between different conditions and terrains. The SUV also received an update last year that added features like a bigger panoramic sunroof, an auto gearbox option, dual-tone alloy wheels on the top trims, and an updated engine to meet BS-VI emission norms. However, have you ever imagined what an off-road focused Harrier may look like? This render may be the answer.
This Tata Harrier pickup render has been uploaded by abin_designs_511 on Instagram. The first thing you will notice is the black and white paint scheme while that the glass and roof area behind the B-pillar has been replaced with a loading bay. The front-end shares the general design with the Harrier, but gets a new headlamp design with the fog lamps close by, new DRLs flank the grille and there’s a new bumper with redesigned air intake, LED lights and double tow hooks. On the side, there are new bash plates under the door line and flared wheel arches while the roof gets a new LED lightbar. The whole vehicle now sits on raised suspension for increased ground clearance and the pick-up gets a set of matte-black alloys wrapped in bigger off-road tyres. While the stock Harrier is front-wheel-drive only, an off-road version like this render will most probably come with a 4x4 system. This shouldn’t be too hard as the OMEGARC platform can accommodate an all-wheel-drive system. Overall, this is a pretty well-done render, and also proves that the Harrier will be suited for a pickup version.
The Tata Harrier is powered by an FCA-sourced 2-litre turbo-diesel unit. The powertrain makes peak power and torque figures of 170 PS and 350 Nm, respectively. And it can be paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Prices for the Harrier range between Rs 14.30 lakh for the base XE trim and goes up to Rs 20.83 lakh for the range-topping XZ+ DT variant. Do note all prices are ex-showroom.