coup from a so-called third-world manufacturer. Since then, Tata has made clever use of the
technology as well as the brand value of Land Rover; never more so than with its premium SUV
offering Harrier – a car that brings Tata SUVs on par with the best.
The car bases itself on the OMEGA platform, which derives from the legendary 8D platform of Land Rover; widely used all over the world. The Harrier is larger than the chief rivals in its segment and features some of the finest styling and sturdiest build to come out of the Tata stables yet. The isolated sub-frame design minimises noise while the monocoque construction offers an excellent ride quality. The car is built on a 90%+ automated manufacturing line; which results in a rugged build quality and greater reliability
Harrier safety features
The car features advanced safety features such as high strength, reduced weight steel and efficient crumple zones for better impact outcomes. The car’s protective side cladding, six airbags, ABS with EBD (anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution), are other features that reassure. Hill control, reserve parking camera, rear defogger and other features add to the car’s ease of handling.
Harrier variants – XE, XM, XT and XZ
The Harrier is priced from about 13 lakhs ex showroom for the XE base model (which comes to about 15.5 lakhs on road) to 14L for the XM, 15.25 L for the XT and 16.55L for the top end XZ (which would work out to about 19.78 L on road). The car boasts user friendly-features such as dimming cabin lights, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, sunglasses and umbrella holders, boot lamp, push button start, auto headlamps, rear seat split (some of these features available only in the higher end models) and more.
Harrier Dark and Harrier Dual Tone
Harrier features a range of six base colours as well as two dual tone colours which have copper or white coloured body with a black roof for the style conscious. The limited edition Harrier Dark features a stunning black colour and a dark interior theme. The dark blackstone interior theme and matrix dashboard, leather upholstery, black door handles, grey headlamp bezel are attractive and stylish too.
Tata Harrier – what users love
Comfortable, stylish and very safe – these are some of the words owners have used to describe the car. Good mileage, big tyres and a tough build quality mean that people have found the car well suited to Indian roads in spite of featuring a world class platform. The interiors are high quality and have a premium feel; a lot of owners are of the view that this has been the best quality offering to come out of Tata in a while if not ever!