Tata Motors has finally launched the Harrier Black Edition in India at Rs 16.76 lakh, ex-showroom. We had reported earlier that bookings were on for Rs 11,000 and that deliveries will begin from next month. The Tata Harrier Black Edition is based on the XZ trim and is priced the same as the dual tone version. There are a total of 14 enhancements over the regular Harrier. The new paint scheme is obviously one of them and it is called Atlas Black. 17-inch Blackstone alloys, Blackstone leather upholstery and matrix dashboard elements accentuate the SUV’s details. Moreover, there is also the new gunmetal grey chrome package that comes with this colour. There is no sunroof available and you will have to pay a lakh more for that.
Apart from this, the Tata Harrier Black Edition is the same underneath. It borrows its 2.0-litre diesel engine from Fiat but is detuned here to produce 140PS of power and 350Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox, also borrowed from FCA, is available with this engine. Tata Motors says that there will be an automatic coming soon and if reports are to be believed, it will be from the Hyundai Tucson. A bigger 7-seat version was also showcased earlier this year and it is likely to be shown at the Auto Expo 2020. This trim will compete with Hector 7-seat and also with the XUV500.
Tata Motors will also introduce the BS-VI version of this engine and it is likely that the power too will be bumped to 170PS. According to the agreement with FCA, the companies using this engine can only tune it up to 170PS, thereby giving the Italian company the upper hand. FCA products, like the Jeep Compass run a 173PS tune but with the same amount of torque. It is unlikely that Tata will go with an all-wheel drive set up.
The Tata Harrier Dark Edition will compete with the Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass.