Its safe to say that the Harrier marks a new beginning for Tata in the Indian market. While the Tiago, Tigor and the Nexon were also fairly successful, the Harrier is based on the OMEGA Arc platform which will spawn more vehicles in the future and will be one of the only two platforms they will use in the country. Also, the Harrier is a push from Tata to be noticed by the common folk as a premium car manufacturer, not just a small passenger and a commercial vehicle manufacturer. With its stunning looks and superb pricing, Tata is already off to a good start with the Harrier. Let's have a closer look at all the important aspects of the new Tata flagship.
- The Harrier borrows its platform from the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
- Renamed as the OMEGA Arc (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture), it is derived from Land Rover's D8 architecture.
- The Tata Harrier is a monocoque SUV and not a ladder-on-frame construction.
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Engine And Transmission
- The Tata Harrier borrow its diesel powertrain from the Jeep Compass.
- Called Kryotec in the Tata, the 1956cc, inline 4-cylinder diesel makes 140PS of power and 350Nm of peak torque.
- It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
- There is no automatic, petrol, or all-wheel drive option on sale.
- A unique feature of the Harrier are the ESP Terrain Response Modes. You get Normal, Rough and Wet drive modes which control the ESP mapping.
- There is no doubt that the Tata Harrier is one of the best looking SUVs on the road today.
- Part of this can be attributed to Tata's Impact Design 2.0 philosophy, the other is owing to its sheer size. It is longer, wider, and has a longer wheelbase than the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, and the Mahindra XUV500.
- At the front, you get Xenon HID projector headlamps integrated into the bumper.
- The LED DRLs which double up as turn indicators are placed next to the grille and look like a lightning bolt.
- Towards the side, the sheer size of the SUV starts to become apparent. The sloping roof and the flared wheel arches make it look sporty.
- The wheel, though, feel a size small and a little underwhelming in terms of design. They are 235/65 R17 alloys with a silver monotone and don’t fill the wheel arches well. Expectations were high as the Hexa gets 235/55 R19 dual-tone alloys.
- The ORVMs get logo projection puddle lamps and are dual-tone units with integrated turn indicators.
- At the back, the LED tail lamps look fantastic and the gloss black panel gives it a connected look.
- For the price, it's hard to expect a more premium cabin than the one offered in the Harrier. The dashboard gets 'Premium Oak Wood Finish' and the seats and the doors get Benecke-Kaliko Oak Brown perforated leather upholstery.
- There is a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob to up the premium factor as well.
- Sitting on top of the dashboard is a 'Floating Island' 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which gets a high-resolution display. It supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, voice recognition and also has inbuilt navigation.
- The sound system is a JBL-tuned, 320W, 9-speaker system which comprises of 4 speakers, 4 tweeters, a subwoofer and an amplifier.
- Another party trick is the 7-inch TFT colour display instrument cluster. It shows a digital tachometer, information for media, phone and navigation information.
- The Harrier is a 5-seater SUV and does not have a 7-seater variant.
- The second row gets B-pillar mounted AC vents.
- The cabin gets 28 storage spaces which include mobile phones, umbrellas, bottles and cup holders.
- Boot space with the second row in place is 425 litres, and with the second row down is 810 litres.
- The Tata Harrier comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors as standard safety kit.
- In the top variant, you get 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Corner Stability Control, Off-Road ABS, Electronic Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Brake Disc Wiping, Electronic Brake Pre-fill, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Hydraulic Fading Compensation, and Dynamic Wheel Torque by Brake.
- It also gets child seat ISOFIX anchor points.
- But even with all these features, the Harrier gets disc brakes only on the front wheels and not at the back. However, you do get cornering fog lamps and a reverse parking camera.