“The most affordable Land Rover is great all rounder, though a bigger wheel size and 4×4 would have made it complete.”
Tata Harrier Price : Rs. 12,69,000 to Rs. 16,25,000 (Ex-Showroom – Delhi)
Tata Harrier Launch Date: Launched on January 23, 2019
- Land Rover D8 platform makes it an affordable LR.
- Extremely refined ride quality and comfort
- Offset headlights look mesmerising and adds to practicality
- Interiors are well finished, rich and modern
- 2.0 litre engine is tuned to balance economy and power
- Engine is a bit noisy which spoils the enthusiasm
- Driver may struggle to get the best out of this engine due to mediocre refinement
Tata Harrier Review
Tata Harrier SUV is among the most anticipated SUVs of 2018. This car is built on Land Rover platform, which churns Discovery and Discovery Sport. Now imagine yourself driving a Land Rover equivalent vehicle in a much lesser price than that. Tata Harrier price as suggested by senior official from the stable will remain between 12 lakhs and 18 lakhs when launched. This car has a fiat sourced 2.0 litre engine, which is also used in Jeep Compass. Though, Tata is calling this engine as Kryotec. It has a different set of tuning than the Jeep Compass. Tata Harrier India launch happend on January 23, 2018. Let’s know some more facts on the Tata Harrier 2018.
Tata Harrier Exterior
This car has borrowed almost everything from its concept shown at the AutoExpo 2018. The Tata H5X Concept was the imagination behind Harrier and Tata has lived to its promise by keeping the production ready model similar to concept by 80-85%.
You can have a look at the Tata Harrier images on this page. At front, it has LED DRL on either sides of the front grille, which is inspired from the Tata Impact 2.0 design language. The headlights are projector enabled with cornering fog lamps. The bumper and bonnet are massive and adds muscle to the whole appearance.
Tata Harrier Interior
The 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels add to its sporty appeal and may get better with an 18-inch version in future. At the side, you’ll get a Land Rover Discovery sport inspiration in design. Rear has good curves and grooves, which makes this SUV much of a humpier affair on road. With the cars produced by Tata so far, The Harrier looks a lot different.
Definitely not a JLR, but Tata Harrier interior looks classy enough to beat its competition. The Indian manufacturers have started learning the definition of quality rich products. The dashboard of this car is designed with utmost sophistication. The most welcoming factor that I felt is the wooden textured dashboard. The Apple Carplay and Android Auto enabled infotainment system is generous and houses a wide screen. It supports USB and Aux but finding them and attaching a device is a tricky task; they are almost hidden under the central console. Bow down a little and you’ll find them. The speedometer console also has a rich MID. It has a analogue looking digital meter for speed, though the tacho-meter is purely analogue.
The seats at the front have great cushioning with good support. Though, the driver’s seat is good to sit at, it doesn’t get an electrically adjustable height adjustment and you have to do it manually. A taller person can easily sit at the rear despite having a sloping roof. It has a 60:40 split seat that folds up to become purposeful. The boot is quite large and accommodates 425 litres of luggage for your weekend trips and longer excursions.
Tata Harrier Performance
Talking about Tata Harrier specification, the 2.0-litre diesel engine is a tried and trusted engine. Tata calls it Kryotech engine, which is basically a Fiat sourced unit and did its duties in Jeep Compass as well. This engine is tuned to produce 140 PS in Harrier, lower than the one in Compass (170 PS). The torque output from the same is 350 Nm here.
Tata has done this car with good insulation for engine and wind noises, though the engine is a bit noisy on outside. It has a monocoque chassis with 4×2 front wheel drive setup for pulling mechanism. Tata Harrier test drive results are amazing, as you won’t find it underpowered. It picks us the pace like a breeze and the 6-speed transmission does its job nicely. The clutch has a longer throw but it’s buttery smooth for your daily commute in metro city commutes. Tata has borrowed Hyundai’s automatic transmission for Harrier as well which will add another value to the car.
For those enthusiasts who want a 4×4 SUV for their desert and mud fun, The Tata Harrier 4×4 is not coming anytime sooner. However, it has certain modes to enhance your off-roading fun. The Eco, City and Sport modes allow you to prioritize your fuel value vs enthusiast demands. As a package, Harrier has a strong mechanical presence as any other Tata.
Tata Harrier Safety
Tata Harrier Safety ratings will come out soon. For the equipment on offers, it has driver and passenger side Airbags, ABS and EBD as standard across the range. The top of the line variant has six Airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, Hill decent control, and cruise control. Not just this, the ESP has multiple modes; Wet, City and Rough roads. This helps car to choose exactly the type of traction required sensing the surface nature.
The 17-inch alloy wheels adds to the looks while the high profile tyres help a lot in maneuvering and cornering. Tata Harrier remains stable a lot during extreme driving conditions and you may not miss that 4×4 feature until and unless you really push it hard in conditions.
Tata Harrier Price and Competition
This car will be among the most aggressively priced SUVs in India. Tata Harrier price is estimated to be between 12 Lakhs to 18 Lakhs ex-showroom. At this pricing point it will give a tight competition to Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, and Mahindra XUV 500.
Tata Harrier: Buy or not?
Tata Harrier seems to be a great product and with Tata Nexon creating good chapter in manufacturer’s book, the Harrier would be a promising car. Though, the Tata service centers might need a bit of more training sessions to feed their customers better.
Tata Harrier FAQs
Q1. How many seater is Tata Harrier?
A. Tata Harrier is a 5 seater car. Though, Tata will launch 7 seater Harrier in the later part of year.
Q2. What is the mileage of Tata Harrier?
A. Tata Harrier may return fuel efficiency of 17-18 kmpl on an average. It has a Fiat sourced 2.0 litre diesel engine.
Q3. Is Tata car reliable?
A. In terms of safety, Tata is a good brand. Tata Nexon received 5 star rating from GNCAP. Tata Harrier safety is expected to follow the same.
Q4. Does Tata Harrier has Sunroof?
A. Yes, Tata Harrier has a sunroof which can be operated electronically.
Q5. What is Kryotech engine?
A. Tata Harrier’s engine is known as Krytech engine. This name is given to it after Cryogenic rocket engine. Tata Harrier is tested on multiple terrains to check harshness sustainability and endurance.
Q6. What is the price of Tata harrier?
A. Tata Harrier price will fall between Rs. 12 Lakhs to rs. 18 lakhs. It will compete with Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, and Mahindra XUV500.