Ahead of its official introduction, Tata Motors has revealed the interior, specifications and features of the Tata Harrier in Jodhpur. Moreover, the company has issued a set of photos from the ongoing media drive.
Highlights of the exterior include a floating roof with a chrome window line and Harrier branding, flared wheel arches, protective side cladding, satin-silver finish on the faux scuff plate, Xenon HID projector headlamps, sleek dual function LED DRLs with turn indicators, and 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels shod with 235/65-spec tires.
The interior of the Tata Harrier features an '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
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 company decided against using the Ingenium engine as importing the motor would have impacted the cost structure. Finally, the company zeroed in on FCA's 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel engine as it's locally produced at the Ranjangaon facility that the manufacturer jointly owns with Fiat.
A Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission was chosen over the 9-speed DCT of the Compass owing to the latter's inability to bear the higher load of the Harrier. That said, the new model will be initially sold only with a 6-speed manual transmission, which is owing to a delay in closing the deal with Hyundai. The front suspension of the Tata Harrier has been carried over from the Discovery Sport. The rear suspension, however, is a more cost-effective torsion-beam setup instead of the donor vehicle's multi-link aluminium unit. The fine-tuning of the suspension is courtesy of Lotus Engineering and JLR.
The Tata Harrier is expected to go on sale in a price bracket of INR 13 lakh to 18 lakh (ex-showroom). It will lock horns with the high-end trims of the Hyundai Creta and the entry- and mid-level versions of the Jeep Compass.
Tata Harrier Product Note
Source - autocarindia.com