Tata Motors has fired it’s pre-Expo salvo by opening the bookings for the new BS-VI Tata Harrier automatic, well before the April 1 deadline and with it, the much awaited automatic option for its flagship SUV. Built on the OMEGARC platform, derived from Land Rover’s legendary D8 platform, the Harrier is powered by the much powerful Kryotec170 Diesel engine and Advanced Terrain Response Modes. While we already had a whiff of that, the six-speed automatic transmission is the real star here.
The Harrier will now also be available with a new top- of the- line XZ+/ XZA+ trim, which consists of a host of exciting features like Panoramic Sunroof, 6- way Powered Driver Seat with adjustable lumbar support, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirrors and Two- Tone Diamond Cut R17 alloys and of course a stiffer price tag that would bring it a little closer to the 2WD Jeep Compass and possibly near the Hyundai Tucson. Also, you can now buy it in a fancy shade of Red. Continuing with Tata Motors commitment to offer the safest range of cars to the Indian customers, Harrier will now come equipped with ESP across all variants.
Commenting on this launch, Mr. Vivek Srivatsa, Head – Marketing, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “We are delighted to bring the highly anticipated Tata Harrier automatic transmission to our customers alongwith the Harrier BSVI range. In line with our philosophy of going beyond BSVI, we are offering a host of technical, safety and design upgrades on the Harrier. With the introduction of this new range, Harrier is ready to set new benchmarks and deliver a segment-leading performance. We are confident that this new feature addition will lure more customers in the coming days.”
The Automatic range comes equipped with a 6 Speed Automatic Transmission and will be available in three variants – XMA, XZA & XZA+. Customers can book the Harrier BSVI for an amount of INR 30,000 and we can expect it to be launched at the Auto Expo for a premium of about Rs 1 lakh over the equivalent manual trims. Stay tuned.