The much-anticipated Tata Harrier has finally been launched in the Indian market. The 5-seater SUV has been priced quite aggressively, which sits it right between the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. The SUV is available in 4 variants - XE, XM, XT and XZ - priced at Rs 12.69 lakh, Rs 13.75 lakh, Rs 14.95 lakh and Rs 16.25 lakh (respectively). The company had revealed all the details about the SUV at the time of launch except for the mileage numbers. The official fuel efficiency figure is now revealed.
The Tata Harrier is claimed to offer an ARAI certified fuel economy of 16.7kmpl. It is powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine, which is basically the de-tuned version of Jeep Compass 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine. Paired to a six-speed manual gearbox, this engine churns out 138bhp of maximum power and 350Nm of torque. The ARAI certified mileage of Harrier is higher than that of the Mahindra XUV500, which offers 15.1kmpl for the FWD manual gearbox option.
However, the Tata Harrier's mileage figure is less than that of the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta. While the Jeep Compass 2WD diesel variant offers an ARAI rated 17.1kmpl of mileage, the Hyundai Creta diesel offers 19.6kmpl. The reason behind this is that the Tata Harrier is significantly bigger and heavier than the Compass and Creta.
Tata has been taking pre-orders for the Harrier 5-seater premium SUV since October 2018. A new media report claims that the new Harrier has received over 16,000 pre-orders for the SUV at the end of December 2018. The SUV claims to have a waiting period of over 3 months.
The Tata Harrier SUV is built on the company's new OMEGA Arc platform, which is derived from Land Rover's D8 architecture. The SUV also features the brand's all-new IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy, which will also be offered on the upcoming 45X concept based premium hatchback. The Harrier SUV is loaded with several high-end features like an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, JBL-sourced sound system, leather seats, reverse camera, a 7-inch part-digital instrument console, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, climate control and cruise control.
The Harrier's safety pack include six airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and Brake Assist, a hill-hold and descent function, electronic stability program, corner stability control and a rollover mitigation system. The Tata Harrier is being offered in 5 exterior colour options - Ariel Silver, Calisto Copper, Telesto Grey, Thermisto Gold and Orcus White.