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Tata Harrier First Ride Review and Specifications.

What to expect from the 2019 Tata Harrier. Here’s a detailed Review:

2019-Tata-Harrier-India

2019-Tata-Harrier-India

Introduction:

Tata Motors new SUV, the Tata Harrier, is a highly anticipated and talked about car for a good 6 months now.

Ever since Tata Harrier was previewed as the H5X Concept at the recently conducted Auto Expo 2018, the SUV has been a talking point in the auto world.

This surely has made it ever so important for the latest offering from Tata Motors to live up to the expectations.

The SUV is based on Tata’s very own Omegarc (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform, a derivative of Land Rover D8 platform.

The Omegarc is tweaked to sustain the challenges of Indian Road, which is fairly understandable.

Tata Motors has revealed the specs and variants of its flagship SUV ahead of its scheduled launch on 23rd January 2019.

Here we bring you a detailed review of the 2019 Tata Harrier.

Tata-Harrier-Side

Tata-Harrier-Side

Design:

Exteriors:

First, let’s take a look of the SUV from outside.

The design traits showcased at the Auto Expo of the H5X Concept have been carried forward. It is one of the SUVs where people will turn their head back to have a second look of the car.

It has its own distinctive design to create its own aura as long as looks are concerned.

The LED daytime running lights, which looks like human eyebrows are neatly placed above the headlamp units.

The black finished front grill is inspired by the Land Rover. The DRLs also work like turn indicators, giving it an upmarket feel.

The ground clearance is well 205mm, helping the Tata Harrier stance. The rear side of  Tata Harrier has a slight air of Jaguar about it, thanks to the 3-Dimensional Design.

There is a small windscreen at the rear side and a glossy-black strip that sprouts out into a very eye-catching LED tail-lamps.

There isn’t a lot of badging done on the rear side. In fact, the only badging on the tailgate is the word Harrier placed right at the centre of the SUV.

Tata-Harrier-Rear-Side

Tata-Harrier-Rear-Side

Interiors:

Tata-Harrier-Interior

Tata-Harrier-Interior

Tata Motors does not have a rich history when it comes to designing premium interiors. But those days are gone says the Tata Harrier.

Tata Motors has done an incredible job in designing the cabin of their latest offering.

Materials used in the SUV are on a whole new level with things like a soft, faux-leather dash top, a premium-looking touch of imitation wood on the dashboard.

The centre stage of the dashboard comes an 8.8-inch touchscreen display with central AC Vents.

The door grab handles are finished with perforated leather and further enhances the premium feel from inside.

The parking brake lever looks real fancy giving an imitation of an Airplane thrust lever.

The Tata Harrier comes equipped with loads of features like  Keyless entry, auto climate control, auto headlamps, a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors.

Other important features include a 9-speaker JBL sound system with a subwoofer that performs exemplary.

The SUV also comes equipped with an Eco, City and Sports Mode, which has been the recent standard with Tata cars.

On the safety front, the SUV comes equipped with six airbags. The puddle lamps create Harrier’s silhouette while driving in the dark, again inspired by Range Rover.

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Engine and Performance:

Tata Harrier is powered by a Fiat Sourced 2 litre four-cylinder MultiJet Diesel engine. Tata Motors has named the engine as Kryotec.

Interestingly Harrier has the same engine which is used in Jeep Compass, which also happens to be their primary rivals.

Tata Harrier Kryotec engine generates a power of 140 bhp and peak torque of 350 Nm. As compared to Jeep Compass the power generated is slightly less, but torque generated remains the same.

The engine is mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Surprisingly, that is the only option available, but an automatic option can be expected, but no timeline has been set for the same.

We found the engine a touch noisy and you surely can feel the same, the very moment you start the engine. Drive quality is brisk in all the 3 modes namely Eco, City and Sport Mode.

Ride quality is further ensured by various safety features like off-road-specific ABS, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, traction control, stability control, corner-stability control, brake pre-fill, rollover mitigation and hydraulic-brake-fade compensation.

With loads of above-mentioned features, the driving dynamics will surely provide the riders with sheer riding pleasure.

Final Verdict:

Tata Harrier will launch on the scheduled date of 23rd Jan 2019 and surely is a milestone moment for Tata Motors with their most sophisticated SUV ever.

All in all, Tata Harrier is surely a likeable package. Harrier 2019 is expected to be competitively priced between Rs.13 lakh and Rs.18 lakh (ex-showroom).

The versatile SUV has all it takes to compete with its primary rivals.

Tata Harrier will compete with the SUV segment leader Hyundai Creta, and also with the likes Mahindra XUV 500 and Renault Captur. Tata Harrier can also be an undercut option for the Jeep Compass.

Only time will tell, how the ambitious offering from Tata Motors performs in the ever so competitive SUV segment.

But Tata Motors has put their best foot forward with their highly good-looking, premium, spacious and a solid SUV, the Tata Harrier 2019.

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Sanket Rajgurav

Sanket is an Automobile enthusiast and founder of Autopedia.in. A writer by day and a reader by night, he is passionate about Cars and Bikes. He also is an Automobile Engineer and a Digital Marketer. For any queries or suggestions feel free to write at sanketrajgurav@gmail.com. You can also connect with him on links below.

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