Tata Harrier sales continue to top the chart and soon the premium SUV will get an automatic transmission too.
There has been an immense drop down in the sales of passenger vehicles this year and various car manufacturers suffered due to the poor sales. Tata Motor Sales were affected too where it led to 26 percent downfall from 54,290 units sold last May’18 to just 40,155 units this year. However, newly launched Tata Harrier comes out as a clear winner in terms of sales.
Tata Harrier was launched in February 2019 and the premium SUV targets Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass. The sales for the following month May has played a key role as Tata sold about 1,779 units of Harrier compared to the 1,195 units of Mahindra XUV500 and lastly 977 units of Jeep Compass.
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Based on the Impact 2.0 Design Philosophy, the SUV features a split headlight design with headlights on the lower part of the bumper, LED DRL’s onto the top and featuring LED taillights at the rear design. Tata Harrier is built on OMEGA ( Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced) architecture which is borrowed from Land Rover D8.
The SUV sources its power from a 2.0-litre FCA sourced diesel engine which gets 140 bhp of power and a healthy torque of 350 Nm. The Kryotec motor uses variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) which helps in better torque distribution over the whole range.
Tata Harrier gets mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with an ARAI certified mileage of 17 kmpl. Tata is also planning to add an automatic variant to its lineup. However, it is not yet confirmed whether it will get a 6-speed AMT gearbox or a Hyundai sourced 7-speed torque converter transmission.
Tata Harrier comes equipped with safety features like anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and Chil Seat Anchor Points, Seat Belt Reminder and a total of Six-airbags. It also gets equipped with ESP, Hill-hold control and hill-descent control too.
Tata Harrier prices start from Rs 12.71 lakh for the base variant and the top-trim is available at 16.39 lakh. The base variant of Mahindra XUV500 starts at Rs 12.38 lakh and for the Jeep Compass, it is slated at Rs 15.66 lakh. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.
The manufacturer is also planning to launch the 7-seater Harrier called Tata Buzzard later this year, It will get a third-row seat which increases the length of the car and tweaked the rear design. The power output for the same will be increased to about 170 bhp with torque remaining stagnant at 350 Nm.