Tata Motors is the biggest automobile manufacturing company in India specifically famous for its safety norms. They have produced winning products in the compact, midsize, and utility automobile segments.
Tata has recently launched many popular cars like Tata Altroz, Tata Harrier, Tata Nexon, etc. Tata is planning to launch cars like Tata Hexa, Tata Gravitas, Tata HBX, etc. in the upcoming year which is looked up with great expectations. Tata has also improved its after-sales services in recent years.
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Tata’s Harrier was a big hit when it was first launched in 2019. It was launched in four variants then. Tata Harrier Records price in India ranges from 12.69 lakh for the base XE variant, to 16.25 lakh for the Tata Harrier XZ variant. Tata Harrier is built on the OMEGA platform. OMEGA platform is a version of Land Rover’s D8 platform. Tata Harrier also has Tata’s new IMPACT 2.0 design.
Harrier is bigger in size than its rival cars – Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, and Nizan Kicks. The design of Harrier completely justifies its look being an urban SUV. In the front, it houses a wide grille with LED daytime running lamps at the corners. The projector headlamps are positioned just below the LED lamps. The side of the Harrier looks flamboyant with exaggerated wheel arches and bold cladding.
Harrier was a great subcompact SUV in terms of design and built. But it lacked automatic transmission which was a disadvantage for such a good car. So, Tata launched Tata Harrier automatic variant in June 2020. Tata Harrier’s sales increased by 3x times in November 2020.
Harrier Price in India
|Tata Harrier XE||13.69 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XM||15 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XMA AT||16.25 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XT||16.25 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZ||17. 50 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZ Dual Tone||17. 60 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZ Dark edition||17.70 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZ plus||18.75 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZA AT||18.80 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZ Plus Dual Tone||18.85 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZA Dual Tone AT||18.90 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZ Plus Dark Edition||18.95 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZA Dark Edition AT||19 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZA Plus AT||19.99 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZA Plus Dual Tone||20.15 lakh|
|Tata Harrier XZA Plus Dark Edition AT||20.25 lakh|
The 2020 Harrier Design
As mentioned before the 2019 Tata Harrier Records had an awesome design. The car got a more elegant design in the 2020 version. It got some cosmetic and mechanics tweaks. The sides of the car look more elegant in new 18 inches alloy wheels and give a sporty look to the car. The sides have black side cladding, big wheel arches, blacked-out C pillar and a chrome strip across the window line.
The top-end automatic variant comes with a panoramic sunroof. Other than the alloy wheels and sunroofs, the Harrier 2020 does not have changes in the rear design. The carmaker offers seven colour options of the new Harrier – Telesto Grey, Sparkle Cocoa, Atlas Black, Orcus White /Black, Calypso Red/Black, Orcus White, Calypso Red.
Tata Harrier Interior
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Tata has a luxurious interior equipped with all features and buttons neatly put together. Though Harrier comes in the category of a mid-size SUV, it surprises you with a spacious cabin designed with 12 storage spaces. The front and the rear seats can easily accommodate 2 persons and 3 persons respectively without any discomfort.
The seats offer great back support. But, the rear seat thigh support for the person above 6ft is slightly disappointing. The interior features include a 10-inch touch screen infotainment system, android auto, navigation system and rear parking cameras.
Harrier engine and transmission
The Tata Harrier Records automatic is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine called Kryotech, the one used in Jeep Compass. This engine gives a power of 170 BHP and 350 Nm torque. This engine mated to 6/Speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The new Harrier feels more powerful with the addition of 30 BHP and the torque remains the same. The new automatic gearbox added in the Harrier 2020 improves ride quality and comfort. The negative part is that 6/manual feels a bit lagging and the clutch is not so comfortable for bumper to bumper traffic.
The Tata Harrier automatic has three modes. The Eco mode is used on the highway and this mode delivers the maximum Harrier mileage. The City mode is designed for day to day usage, has the best power and mileage combination. This mode also gives decent mileage. The Sport mode is powerful among all the modes, but it delivers the least Harrier mileage.
The Harrier mileage during rash driving in sport mode will not give more than 10 kmpl. Harrier has three terrain modes as well. The normal mode is used for daily usage. The mud mode for a muddy situation and sand for the sandy situation during off riding. The Tata Harrier mileage starts at 14.63 kmpl. The Tata Harrier mileage ranges from 14.63 kmpl to 16.35 kmpl.
Positives to look for in Tata Harrier
- Incredible road presence
- Powerful motor
- Smooth automatic transmission
- Spacious and comfortable cabin
- Adequate storage space
- High build quality
- Made in India product
Negatives to look out for in Tata Harrier
- Rough edges and uneven panel gaps in the interior
- Heavy steering
Car Sales Records 3x Increase in November 2020
Tata Harrier Records car sales report was released in 2020. Among the Tata cars, Tata Altroz registered the highest sale, thus becoming the best-selling model of the brand in November 2020. Tata Nexon secured the second-highest sales but was 13 percent less than the previous month.
The Tata Tiago secured the third spot in the sales chart. The 2020 Harrier recorded the highest increase in sales in November compared to other months. The car also managed to secure the fourth position in the sales chart of Tata Motors model for November 2020
Tata Harrier v/s Hyundai Creta
The Tata Harrier with BS6 update and all new- 2020 Hyundai Creta are two popular cars in the XUV segment. Both are 5-seater mid-size SUVs having diesel automatic variants. The new Harrier has the upper hand over the 2020 Hyundai Creta.
The Harrier’s all-new 2 litre, four-cylinder, Kryotech engine gives more power compared to Creta’s 1.4 litres, 4 cylinders, turbo-diesel engine. Tata is built on the Omega Arc(Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform, which has a legacy of sheer off-roading experience.
Harrier has better vibration, absorption, providing better ride comfort, than the 2020 Hyundai Creta. Harrier has more cabin space compared to Creta. Then, Tata assures more safety compared to other cars in the segment. It has 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold and descent assist.
Tata Harrier v/s Jeep Compass
Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass have the same diesel engines but different automatic transmissions. The automatic petrol version of Harrier is not that good compared to Jeep Compass. But, you can definitely go for diesel automatic f Harrier. Tata Harrier is much cheaper than the Jeep Compass.
Harrier vs Mahindra XUV500
- The BS6 Mahindra XUV500 comes with features like GPS Navigation, smartwatch connectivity, electric sunroof, Android Auto, etc. While Tata Harrier comes with a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlamps, JBL sound system, etc. Tata Harrier has more features than the Mahindra XUV500.
- The safety features of XUV500 and Harrier are almost the same.
- The Harrier is more powerful than the XUV500.
- The Mahindra XUV500 lacks an automatic gearbox.
- The BS6 Mahindra XUV500 is cheaper than the Tata Harrier