Harrier to drive fast Tata Motors in SUV segment

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Rajendra Petkar – Chief Technology Officer, Tata Motors and Mr. Vivek Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors at the launch of the much awaited SUV – The Tata Harrier
The launch of Harrier by Tata Motors is expected to create ripples in the Indian SUV market. The vehicle was launched on January 23 at a starting price of Rs 12.69 Lakhs, ex-showroom Bengaluru.

The Harrier has impressed the potential vehicle buyers ever since its concept H5X was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi.

Tata Motors claimed the Harrier is truly a global SUV, offering a perfect combination of design and excellence.

This thoroughbred SUV, engineered on Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA) Architecture promises to offer exemplary driving dynamics on varied terrains.

The Harrier is the first vehicle to sport the IMPACT Design 2.0 design language of Tata Motors, which is likely to appeal to customers with its stunning exteriors and luxurious interiors.

According to Rajendra Petkar – Chief Technology Officer, Tata Motors, “We are elated to launch the Tata Harrier today. With the revolutionary OMEGA architecture, the Harrier is engineered to navigate through the toughest of terrains and temperatures, bringing dynamism, strength and reliability to every drive. The vehicle offers robust built quality, reliability, refined in cabin experience, safety and exemplary driving dynamics in urban and rough road environments. With its launch, we hope to capture the imagination of the Indian market, delivering extraordinary design, future – ready connectivity and infotainment.

Tata Motors promises to offer its customers a very premium ownership experience with the Harrier. Ever since the bookings opened in October, the Company has witnessed many customers booking the vehicle with a desire to own this SUV immediately after the launch.

Acknowledging the trust and confidence that customers have shown in the product, all customers who have booked the vehicle prior to launch will get a limited edition collector’s item- a scale model of the Harrier, at the time of the vehicle delivery.

IMPACT Design 2.0

A contemporary expression of Tata Motors new Impact Design 2.0 language grabs the attention of the viewer. The strong proportions and expressive surfaces provides a true SUV stance, incredible road presence and a sense of dynamism. With contemporary SUV design proportions, the Harrier flaunts a floating roof with bold chrome finisher, flared wheel arches, dual function LED DRLs accentuating its overall bold presence.

The interior design is clean, clutter free and offers a blend of a great balance of style and practicality. The use of high quality materials and colour combinations enhances the experience, lending a premium and luxurious feel to the interiors.

Harrier will be available in four variants – XE, XM, XT, XZ and five exciting colour options – Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Ariel Silver, Telesto Grey & Orcus White.

According to Vivek Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors – “Tata Motors is back with yet another winner on our hands – our much awaited vehicle – the Tata Harrier. Marking our entry into the premium mid-size SUV segment, the Harrier will be the flagship 5 Seater SUV from the Company. Being the first product built on the OMEGA ARC, which is derived from Land Rover’s legendary D8 Platform, the Harrier is a testament of our continued efforts to deliver aspirational products.  I am elated to launch this stylish new vehicle which will surely make Tata Motors PVBU’s position even stronger in the Indian automobile industry.

Legendary Pedigree

The Harrier is built on the new-generation Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture, developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. Derived from Land Rover’s legendary D8 Platform, and optimised for Indian conditions with over 2.2 million kms of testing on torturous terrains, this architecture offers exemplary driving dynamics, absolute safety and a refined in-cabin experience. The Harrier will be built on a 90% automated BIW and new assembly line, in Pune to ensure robust build quality.

Safety Features

The Harrier is packed with top-of-the-line safety features that lends greater confidence behind the wheel. An Advanced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with 14 additional functionalities, like Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Corner Stability Control, Off Road ABS, Electronic Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Brake Disc Wiping, Electronic Brake Pre-fill, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Hydraulic Fading Compensation, and Dynamic Wheel Torque by Brake ensures stability in difficult driving conditions.

Also the vehicle comes with 6 Airbags for Driver, Co-Driver, Side Seat and Curtain Airbags  and Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points ensures uncompromising protection on every ride.

Engineered for performance

The Harrier is powered by the cutting-edge Kryotec 2.0 Diesel engine, which provides an optimal balance between power and fuel economy. It is seamlessly mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission. The Kryotec engine delivers 140 PS power and 350 Nm of torque with an Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) for excellent low-end torque and linear power delivery with low carbon footprint.

The Multi-drive Mode 2.0 – the Engine Drive Modes (Eco, City, Sport) married to the ESP Terrain Response Modes (Normal, Rough, Wet) – ensures effortless handling over every kind of terrain with a steering tuned for excellent driving dynamics.

The front and rear suspensions on the Harrier are specially tuned for Indian conditions delivering a refined ride with great handling. The front suspension and hydra bush have been carried over from the D8 Platform while the rear twist blade suspension has been specially designed by Lotus Engineering UK.

Latest Connectivity and Infotainment

Staying true to the Tata Motors DNA, the Harrier takes the in-car experience to the next level with segment-leading features. A Floating Island Touchscreen Infotainment System with 8.8” High Resolution Display offers amazing in-car connectivity and infotainment though Android Auto & Apple Car Play, the ConnectNext App Suite (DriveNext, Tata Smart Remote, Tata Smart Manual), Video & Image Playback, Voice Recognition & SMS Readout, Voice Alerts, and a lot more. A 320W RMS JBL Audio System with 9 speakers (4 Speakers + 4 Tweeters + 1 Subwoofer) creates an acoustically-tuned audio experience. Harrier features seamless mirroring of media, phone and navigation information between the infotainment and 7” Coloured TFT Display Instrument Cluster.

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