We love sunroofs, don’t we? Tata Motors knew this when they were launching the Harrier in India. However, at that point of time, the design chief said that a sunnroof cannot be engineered and requires significant rework. However, it now seems that the Tata Harrier sunroof is being offered as a genuine accessory by the company. Built by Webasto, the electric sunroof named H-300, both new as well as existing customers of the Harrier SUV can get it fixed. The Tata Harrier sunroof cost will go up to Rs 95,100 plus installation charges. Technically, this is a very high price for just a sunroof. Aftermarket fitments are available from Rs 15,000 onwards. In fact, at one point of time, other carmakers used to charge a maximum of Rs 40,000 for aftermarket sunroofs.
The Tata Harrier sunroof comes with a two year warranty from the date of installation. Not only this, it also has tinted protective Venus glass that deflects the UV radiation and sun rays. Tata hopes that more and more customers will be attracted to this new prospect. As it is, the Harrier is losing sheen because of the advent of the Kia Seltos and many other new launches. Tata Motors hopes to win back lost ground with this new introduction. However, given the additional price, we will be surprised if there are any takers for this one.
The Harrier still comes with a 140PS/350Nm, 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine. This engine is a BS-IV compliant unit but it is likely that it will be converted to BS-VI. Tata Motors will also introduce a higher powered motor at a later stage as well as an automatic transmission. Not only this, there is also a 7-seater in the works and could be launched at the Auto Expo 2020. All this will hike the Harrier’s price and also there will be a new Black Edition soon.