Tata Harrier is its company's most advanced SUV that is based on the H5X concept and carries a potent 2.0-litre diesel engine. Here's how good its brakes are
In the fast-growing auto fraternity, car fanatics have a keen interest in acceleration and top speeds. The case is true especially for the segment of sports utility vehicles, where the speeds and acceleration figures are second only to design in the centre of almost conversations. However, there is another essential aspect of driving safely that most people seem to neglect - The distance a car takes to stop from the point of pushing the brake pedal? If no idea arises in your mind, let’s watch the video about the Tata Harrier from Cartoq below to get an answer.
Tata Harrier Braking Test | CarToq
To tell the truth, the braking test in the video here comes out with very interesting outcomes and to say the least, these are not looking vert good. In the brake test, a Tata Harrier in Orcus white has taken part in four different phases of speed- from 60 km/h, 80km/h, 100 km/h to 110 km/h. During each phase, brakes are applied at a certain point where the cone is located. In the first round of test, the Harrier running on the speed of 60 km/h halted at a significant distance from the cone. On pushing hard to the speed of 80 km/h, the distance increased by a considerable margin.
Lastly, when hitting the brakes at the speeds of 100 km/h and 110 km/h, the distance from a cone is, in fact, excessive. The video illustrates a very regular case of emergency when drivers apply full brakes at over 100 km/h. That said, the vehicles still takes a while before finally coming to a halt. Therefore, not to mention that, no matter how good the brakes of your vehicles are, the braking distance at over 100 km/h is greatly threatening to the occupants as the vehicle can easily get involved in a mishap.
Note that the Tata Harrier gets its power from a 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced Kryotec diesel engine which is also found under the Jeep Compass’s bonnet. Here, however, we have a pre-facelift Tata Harrier, for which the engine comes in lower state of tune. The pre-facelift Harrier’s diesel burner can generate a maximum power of 140hp and a max torque of 350 Nm units. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The facelift, however, enjoys a peak power of 170hp and also gets an optional Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic gearbox. The same engine will power the Tata Gravitas.
On the whole, the video shows how a regular SUV like Tata Harrier performs during the point of urgent braking. To recap, though the total time for the car coming to a full stop is merely a few seconds solely, the distance is completely unsafe. Therefore, stay alert with what is happening ahead of your eyes, especially in the urban environment. We urge you to keep a safe distance with the vehicle up front and stay at a speed below the limits to avoid any casualty. Follow strictly the traffic rules and enjoy your safety-filled drive.