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Tata Harrier Launched At Rs 12.69 lakh; Competitively Priced vs Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta


The Harrier is Tata’s new flagship SUV and goes up against the Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Creta

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Tata Harrier Launched India
  • Prices of the Tata Harrier start from Rs 12.69 lakh.
  • Deliveries begin today itself.
  • Powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet engine that also powers the Compass.
  • The engine is available in a lower tune of 140PS and 350Nm.
  • Based on the same platform as the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
  • Available with a front wheel drive only, with no plans to launch a 4WD variant.

Tata has finally launched its much-awaited SUV, the Harrier At Rs 12.69 lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai. The variant-wise price breakup, is are follow:

Tata Harrier XE - Rs 12.69 Lakh
Tata Harrier XM - Rs 13.75 Lakh
Tata Harrier XT - Rs 14.95 Lakh
Tata Harrier XZ - Rs 16.25 Lakh

Here's how the Harrier compares to its competition, in terms of prices. (ex-showroom Mumbai):

Price Tata Harrier Hyundai Creta Jeep Compass Mahindra XUV500 Nissan Kicks
Diesel Rs 12.69 - Rs 16.25 lakh Rs 10 lakh - Rs 15.17 lakh Rs 16.54 lakh - Rs 22.85 lakh Rs 12.65 lakh - Rs 19.41 lakh
Rs 10.85 lakh - Rs 14.65 lakh
Petrol - Rs 9.5 lakh - Rs 13.67 lakh Rs 15.32 lakh - Rs 21.41 lakh Rs 15.81 lakh
Rs 9.55 lakh - Rs 10.95 lakh

The Harrier is underpinned by the same D8 platform that also underpins the Land Rover Discovery Sport. However, it isn’t offered as a 4WD and Tata has confirmed that it has no plans to bring it at a later stage either. The Harrier is powered by the same 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass. But where the Compass gets a 173PS/350Nm version, in the Harrier it makes 140PS of max power and 350Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels.

Also Read: More Powerful Tata Harrier In The Works!

It measures 4598mm in length and boasts of a 2741mm wheelbase which is significantly larger than its similarly priced rivals. The 17-inch wheels, however, could have been better designed and maybe a size bigger. Inside, the cabin is quite premium and plush. However, the soft touch plastic on the dash is available on the top two variants only. The 7.0-inch TFT screen on the instrument cluster too is available on the top-spec XZ variant only.

Also Read: Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta vs Mahindra XUV500 - Specifications Compared

It also gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and comes with Android Auto connectivity, Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility will be added later. It can be had with a JBL sound system but again is available on the top-spec variant only.

As for safety, the Harrier offers dual airbags and ABS as standard across the range but the top-spec XZ variant gets six airbags, ESP and an ESP based terrain response system that helps the Harrier navigate the rougher sections. The terrain response system also gets three modes, normal, wet and rough.

Also Read: Tata Harrier: Price, Features, Specifications And More

Tata’s new flagship with its introductory price looks like a good value for money package. A 2-year, 75,000km warranty is offered as standard, which also sweetens the deal. What it lacks in features like a sunroof, an automatic transmission and a 4WD system when compared to cars like the Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500, it makes up in sheer size and road presence. Should the competition be worried? Yes.

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  • Ram | 9 months ago On Road price at Jaipur, Rajasthan 0 Reply
    Atika | 9 months ago Really wanted an automatic transmission with sunroof....with both these conditions fulfilled Harrier will surely be the best available car in its segment. 0 Reply
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