The Tata Harrier was showcased to the media during the first week of this month. Next, the company will display what reckons is its gamechanger to the general public at various locations, starting 18 December 2018.
The first public preview of the Tata Harrier will be held in Gurugram on 18-19 December. Next, the SUV will be displayed in Bengaluru on 22-23 December. Moving on, the Harrier will be showcased simultaneously in Delhi and Lucknow on December 29-30. The new flagship will be shown in Ahmedabad, Pune, and Chandigarh on January 5-6 2019, and in Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad within the next few days.
The public preview will be divided into two slots. The first slot (9 am - 11 am) will be for those who have pre-booked the SUV. The new model will be available for general public viewing from 11 am to 9 pm. The Tata Harrier will launch next month in a price range of INR 16-20 lakh (on-road) spread across four trims - XE, XM, XT, and XZ.
Powering the Tata Harrier is the 2.0-litre Kryotec engine that is basically a rebranded version of the locally produced FCA 2.0-litre MultiJet II oil burner. It 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. A Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission will be introduced at a later stage.
The front suspension of the Tata Harrier has been carried over from the Discovery Sport. The rear suspension 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.