Tata Motors is conducting the media preview and test drive of the Harrier in Jodhpur. While IAB will soon come up with a detailed review of the new model, Autocar has come up with the first walkaround video of the Tata Harrier -
The Tata Harrier features strong proportions, taut surfaces and a new-age looks, which is courtesy of the Euro-style two-tier front light setup and the new Tri-Arrow pattern. The highlight of the side profile is the floating-roof effect with a chrome-plated window line with Harrier branding near the D-pillar. The flared wheel arches enhance the bold stance of the SUV, while the protective side cladding and a satin-finished skid plate impart a touch of ruggedness. The sleek 3D LED taillamps with a piano black finisher give the rear-end a very modern look.
On the inside, the Harrier sports a dual-tone black-oak brown colour scheme with an oak wood finish on the dashboard, Benecke Kaliko oak brown perforated leather upholstery and door pad inserts, satin chrome trim near the aircon vents, instrument console, door handles, and inner door handles, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, and aero-throttle-style parking brake lever.
Reportedly, the new model will be available in four trims - XE, XM, XT, and XZ. The top-spec model will be equipped with an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, nine JBL speakers with an amplifier, Terrain response modes (Normal, Wet and Rough), Six airbags (Driver, Co-Driver, Seat Side & Curtain), and full leather upholstery.
Powering the Tata Harrier is the 2.0-litre Kryotec engine that benefits from an electronically controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) to deliver 140 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The new model offers Multi Drive Modes (Eco, City, Sport) that work in conjunction with the Terrain Response Models (Normal, Rough, Wet) for optimized performance on varied terrains. The motor is basically a rebranded version of the locally produced FCA 2.0-litre MultiJet II oil burner.
The Tata Harrier measures 4,598 mm in length, 1,894 mm in width, 1706 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,741 mm, which is identical to that of the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The new model rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 235/65-spec tires. The new model offers a boot space of 425-litres, which can be expanded to 810-litres by folding the rear seat.
The Harrier features disc brakes at front and drum units at the rear. Its front suspension has been carried over from the Discovery Sport. The rear suspension is a more cost-effective torsion-beam setup instead of the donor SUV's sophisticated multi-link aluminium unit. The suspension setup has been fine-tuned by Lotus Engineering and JLR.