The Tata Harrier already has a reputation for sturdy build quality and owners love the safety it provides. It is because of accidents like this one today that reinforces the safety the Harrier provides.
A Tata Harrier owner in Kerala has taken to the social media platform Facebook to thank his vehicle for saving his life in a rollover crash. The owner, Sajeev Palkunnu said that the SUV protected him and his family from serious injuries in the massive accident. As it can be seen in the pictures, the Harrier rolled over multiple times before coming to a stop in a stream. The SUV absorbed the majority of the energy of the accident and saved the family members from what could have been a fatal accident. Mr Palkunnu has thanked the Harrier’s build quality after the accident. This is not the first incident where the Harrier has saved lives, multiple owners have posted about their accidents and credit their SUV’s sturdy build quality for their safety.
Tata currently makes some of the safest cars in the country today. The Altroz and Nexon both have 5-star adult crash test safety ratings from Global NCAP, and are the safest in their segments. The Harrier is yet to undergo a Global NCAP test but is expected to go through it soon. The SUV comes loaded with safety features like six airbags (driver, co-driver, seat side and curtain), ABS with EBD, traction control, electronic stability program (ESP), hill hold assist, multiple drive modes, brake disc wiping, cruise control, speed alerts, seat belt reminder, rollover mitigation, cornering stability control, automatic headlamps and wipers and hill descent control.
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 and can be paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is strictly a front-wheel-drive vehicle and reports suggest that a hybrid or an electric powertrain in the future. Prices for the Harrier range between Rs 13.99 lakh for the base XE trim and goes up to Rs 19.24 lakh for the range-topping XZ+ DT variant. Do note all prices are ex-showroom. The Harrier competes with the likes of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Kia Seltos and MG’s Hector.