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Tata Harrier Premium SUV Live Launch Blog India: Prices, Variants, Competition, Features

News18.com | January 23, 2019, 2:13 PM IST
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Tata Motors is all set to launch its much awaited SUV Tata Harrier today. The premium SUV will be the flagship vehicle from Tata Motors and is based on the IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. The Tata Harrier SUV is engineered on the new generation ‘Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced’ Architecture, which is derived from the legendary Land Rover D8 architecture and developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. The Tata Harrier SUV is powered by Kryotec 2.0 diesel engine that produces 140 PS of power and churns out 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The car gets 3 engine drive modes – Eco, City and Sport that are married to ESP terrain response modes – Normal, Rough and Wet for taking on difficult terrains. When it comes to safety, the new Tata Harrier SUV gets 6 airbags and advanced electronic stability program (ESP) with added functionalities such as – ABS with EBD, Electronic Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist and Many more. In the Indian market, the SUV will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass and the Nissan Kicks. Check the live launch blog here:

Jan 23, 2019 2:13 pm (IST)

Tata Motors sold 14260 units in December 2018, thanks to solid sales of Tata Nexon and Tata Tiago hatchback. Tata hopes to increase sales with the aggressive price tag of the Harrier. 

Jan 23, 2019 2:03 pm (IST)

Tata Harrier's launch will be followed by yet another new segment for Tata - the premium hatchback with the 45X (codename). The 45X will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. 

Jan 23, 2019 1:43 pm (IST)

Other features missing on the Tata Harrier is the electronic driver seat and rear AC control. There's only air vents for now. 

Jan 23, 2019 1:39 pm (IST)

Tata Harrier misses big time on the Automatic gearbox and a sunroof, both the features offered by rivals.

Jan 23, 2019 1:34 pm (IST)

While Tata has not given any official mileage figures, we constantly got a mileage of 15+ kmpl driving in both city and highway. 

Jan 23, 2019 1:27 pm (IST)

Here is the complete image gallery of the Tata Harrier.

Jan 23, 2019 1:21 pm (IST)

As a comparison, Hyundai Creta starts at Rs 9.60 lakh, while the Nissan Kicks start at Rs 9.99 Lakh. The prices of the 2019 Hyundai Creta can be seen here!

Jan 23, 2019 1:17 pm (IST)

When it comes to safety, the new Tata Harrier SUV gets 6 airbags and advanced electronic stability program (ESP) with added functionalities such as – ABS with EBD, Electronic Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist and many more. 

Jan 23, 2019 1:14 pm (IST)

Probably the best angle to look at the Tata Harrier. 

Jan 23, 2019 1:10 pm (IST)

Tata will continue to launch segment best products in the coming years - Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors

Jan 23, 2019 1:05 pm (IST)

The boot is also nicely shaped and offers 425 litre of cargo space and the rear seats can be flat folded to create addional space. 

Jan 23, 2019 1:02 pm (IST)

Tata Harrier has a rotary Terrain selector to choose from snow, gravel and road surfaces.

Jan 23, 2019 12:57 pm (IST)

The instrument cluster is also a welcome change from other Tata vehicles and has a large 7.0-inch screen and displays various driving modes with nice graphics. It also shows information like media and navigation info.

Jan 23, 2019 12:55 pm (IST)

There are many unique elements in the Tata Harrier including the aircraft inspired hand brake lever. 

Jan 23, 2019 12:54 pm (IST)

Tata Harrier gets a chocolate brown cabin with floating dashtop mounted infotainment system. 

Jan 23, 2019 12:51 pm (IST)

There four variants to choose from in the new Tata Harrier namely XE, XM, XT and XZ. The top spec variant is priced at Rs 16.25 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Jan 23, 2019 12:43 pm (IST)

Tata Harrier is priced at Rs 12.69 Lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) 

Jan 23, 2019 12:41 pm (IST)

And here's the Tata Harrier on the stage. 

Jan 23, 2019 12:40 pm (IST)

The Harrier SUV is powered by a Kryotec 2.0L engine, which is Tata Motor’s name for the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Power output is 140hp and 350 Nm.

Jan 23, 2019 12:38 pm (IST)

With its dynamic performance, premium interiors & cutting-edge technology, the Harrier will appeal to those who truly desire an SUV that’s #AboveAll – Vivek Srivastva, Head of Marketing, Tata Motors

Jan 23, 2019 12:32 pm (IST)

The 5 seater monocoque SUV is engineered on the new generation ‘Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced’ Architecture, which is derived from the legendary Land Rover D8 architecture and developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. The new OMEGA architecture is derived from the JLR’s versatile D8 architecture on which over one million vehicles are already built. 

Jan 23, 2019 12:27 pm (IST)

Tata Harrier has already garnered a lot of attention and people have started to modify it. Here's a creation by YouTuber NM Tunes showcasing the Harrier Convertible. 

Jan 23, 2019 12:22 pm (IST)

The new Tata Harrier premium SUV is expected to price between Rs 16-21 Lakh and will compete against the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and the newly launched Nissan Kicks. 

Jan 23, 2019 12:17 pm (IST)

There will be a 7 seater Tata Harrier SUV too, though it will named differently and will have a different design too. It is expected that Tata will showcase the larger 7 seater SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo in India. 

Jan 23, 2019 12:12 pm (IST)

The Harrier name is used internally in Tata Motors, in sync with the carmaker's trend of codenaming its models after birds. What changed this time is the fact that Tata will use this internal codename as a final product name. 
 

Jan 23, 2019 12:08 pm (IST)

The Tata Harrier SUV was first showcased as a concept at the Auto Expo 2018 with the H5X codename and has retained most of the design cues from the concept version.

Jan 23, 2019 12:02 pm (IST)

Click here for the detailed text review of the new Tata Harrier premium SUV

Jan 23, 2019 11:55 am (IST)

The stage is all set for the launch of the most aspirational and expensive Tata Motors product ever - Harrier. 

Jan 23, 2019 11:48 am (IST)

We have already driven the Tata Harrier during the test drive event and came out impressed with the overall product. Here's the video review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYuaRi6IJlU&t=5s

Jan 23, 2019 11:41 am (IST)

Tata Harrier will be the most expensive Tata ever, competing in the premium SUV category and will be slotted above the Tata Hexa 7 seater SUV. 

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