The most awaited SUV car has been launched and it is priced at ₹12.69 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). It will be offered in four variants, XE, XM, XT, and XZ. It’s direct competitors, Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta are going to face a tough time salvaging the market after Harrier’s introductory price.
Harrier is derived from Land Rover’s legendary D8 architecture, the OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform. Under the hood, the Harrier is powered by Tata’s Kryotec 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 138bhp at 3,750rpm and 350Nm of torque at 1,750rpm, which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The unique design of the Harrier gives it a distinct look due to its LED Daytime Running Lights which convert into turning indicators and under that are the Projector Headlamps. Talking about the features it offers, the XE variant which is the base variant offers Dual Airbags (Driver & Co-Driver), ABS with EBD, and perimetric alarm system. Whereas the top variant, the XZ is loaded with Xenon HID Projector Headlamps, Front fog lights with cornering function, 9 JBL speakers, 8.8″ floating touchscreen infotainment system, 6 Airbags, Electronic stability program, Hill hold control, Isofix child seat anchor points, and foldable 60:40 rear seat split.
It will be available in five colours, Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Orcus White, Telesto Grey, and Ariel Silver. The XE variant will be available only in Orcus White, XM variant will be available in all colours except Calisto Copper, and the XT & XZ will be available in all colours.