Friday, May 03, 2019
By Manoj Kumawat
Road Test Review Tata Harrier- A beautiful beast
Tata Motors have shown its incredible performance in its models like Tiago, Tigor and now Tata Harrier. This model by Tata Motors is a benchmark in many ways and happens to be Tata’s most aspirational car ever. This car was made available for a test drive in an event organized by Tata Motors and believe us this SUV came out impressed with its overall package from design to interiors to exteriors to engine and what not. We have initiated a thorough drive test and based on this here’s our Tata Harrier road test review:
Sources had said, “Tata Harrier might very well be the best looking Indian SUV ever. But you have to see this in flesh to understand how well is it designed. Tata Motors has even slotted this product as a premium 5-seater SUV, with horizontally placed LED DRLs that looks aggressive in night”. The appeal of this model is eye-catching and breathtaking for the car lovers.
The cabin space is as generous as it can be with proper headroom, shoulder room and kneeroom. There are also nice cubbyholes to keep water bottles, glasses, mobile phones and other stuff. The Harrier cabin also offers many features like an aircraft inspired handbrake lever, a 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment, JBL speakers and lot more.
‘Moving away from the positive bits, Tata Harrier missed some features which rivals are offering like the electronically controlled driver seat, sunroof, lock-unlock door button, and most importantly, rear temperature control AC vents. The infotainment system also suffered a lot of lag while operating the screen’, said sources.
The Tata Harrier is powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II engine which produces 140 hp and 350 hp torque. Its engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Tata Harrier also got a stunning mileage of 15+ kmpl throughout our time with the Harrier, which comprised 100% of city driving.
Tata Motor’s high performance SUV is ought to come with a variety of safety equipment, ranging from the off-road-specific ABS, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, traction control, stability control, corner-stability control, rollover mitigation and 6 airbags.
Tata Motors has hit the market with its Harrier SUV, but it still needs a bit of polishing before it can truly be called as premium SUV. The design is its highlight and helps SUV grab all attention on road. This SUV by Tata Motors drives good, feels premium and is every bit a competent SUV