The 2020 Tata Harrier

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The Tata Harrier is the most expensive from the manufacturer launched in 2019. The 2019 Harrier was too expensive compared to what the rivals offer. The Harrier has an appealing look but lacked several features for the price. It was offering a 2.0-liter diesel engine that made 140 bhp and put out 350Nm torque that was adequate but was offered only with a 6-speed manual transmission. The buyers were expecting an automatic option at this price range.

The 2020 Tata Harrier has improved and has more to offer. To start with, the panoramic sunroof. The sunroof is very large and has a heat resistant glass that will restrict heat from entering the cabin. It also gets a 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat putting the Harrier into a premium segment. It still has the 8.8-inch touch screen infotainment system and other features list include ESP, hill hold, traction control, corner stability with rollover mitigation are offered as standard. The exterior design remains almost the same with some extra chrome on the front and the outside rearview mirror has been redesigned which is more aerodynamic at higher speeds. The inside rearview mirror is now auto brimming which was a must in the segment. 

The 2020 Harrier has a BS6 compliant 2.0-liter 4 cylinder diesel engine that is turbocharged. The BS6 has a 15-liter Ad-Blue urea tank that will be injected into the exhaust to meet the BS6 norms. The Ad-Blue will be sufficient for 7500 to 10000km according to Tata. The new engine is mapped to put out 169bhp and 350Nm torque. Along with the 6-speed manual gearbox, the 2020 Harrier also gets a 6-speed torque converter gearbox.

The Harrier’s interior has always been attractive. The floating center console, wood finish dashboard, half digital instrument cluster, and comfortable seats give a feel of a fine interior. The 2020 Harrier has some more details about the better-looking interior. The fit and finish of the 2020 Harrier have improved compared to the older one. Looking at its size one can clearly tell that the interior space is superior for sure. With acres of legroom and panoramic sunroof lighting up the cabin will make your drive pleasant. The 425-liter boot space is huge and has a JBL subwoofer and reminds you that Harrier has a punchy audio system. Tata’s built quality can not be ignored, the car is tough and includes the door.

The new Tata Harrier is smoother, more refined, emits less, and also has more power. The manual will return a combined mileage of 17kmpl whereas the automatic variant will return 16kmpl. The Harrier might be a good option but it still misses connected car features and a petrol engine. The prices starting from 13.69 Lakh to 20.25 Lakh ex-showroom due to diesel-only option the on-road prices ( click here to know the on-road price) will go high.

Jyoti Dhiman
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