The Tata Harrier was launched in January this year in a price range of INR 12.69 lakh to INR 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom). It recorded a sale of 2,500 units last month and defeated two of its direct rivals: the Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500. The Tata Harrier is underpinned by the OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) platform, which is a modified version of the Land Rover’s D8 platform. The SUV also has the same wheelbase as the Discovery Sport and measures almost the same in overall length.
A dual-tone colour scheme and a new set of wheels give this Tata Harrier a considerably more attractive appearance.
To keep the price down as much as possible, the home-grown automaker has used sturdy steel instead of aluminium panel on the Harrier's platform and equipped the SUV with the torsion beam suspension in the rear tuned by Lotus instead of the multi-link rear unit of the Discovery Sport. However, coming to the inside, you will be taken aback by the high-quality materials and the top-notch features that the premium SUV offers. An aggressive price tag and a long list of features partially explain the great success of the vehicle.
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Moreover, the SUV also shows great potentialities for modifications. Earlier, we brought you a modified Tata Harrier with a dual-tone colour and H5X decals. Recently, the Harrier has been customized again through the addition of a two-tone paint scheme and chunky aftermarket 18-inch Plati alloy wheels shod in 255×55 R18 rubber tires. This setup has substituted the stock 17-inch wheels. This modification makes the SUV look much more eye-catching. The steering wheel also gets heavier due to the bigger wheels and the road grip has also been increased through the usage of wider tires.
The Tata Harrier is underpinned by the company's OMEGA platform, which is a derivative of the Jaguar Land Rover's D8 architecture.
In terms of the mechanical specifications, this modified Tata Harrier continues to be powered by the stock 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel motor sourced from Fiat which is good for a maximum power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The transmission duties are undertaken by a five-speed MT gearbox. Soon, the company will launch an automatic version with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV will even receive an AWD system in the foreseeable future. Later this year, the seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier, which was revealed under the name Tata Buzzard at the 2019 Gevena Motor Show, will go on sale.