The Indian automotive landscape is no stranger to stiff competition. With the evolution of SUVs as the preferred choice for many, the Toyota Fortuner has firmly established its dominance. However, Tata Motors is not one to stay quiet. The introduction of the new Tata Harrier is set to give the Fortuner a run for its money. Let’s dive deep into what makes the Harrier a potential game-changer.

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The Dark Editions & More:

Tata Motors, always keen on keeping the pulse of the market, has introduced special Dark Editions of the Harrier. Not stopping at that, the automaker has also peppered the Harrier with feature updates and a notable 10 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) functions, raising the bar for safety and comfort.

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A Power-packed Engine:

The heart of the Harrier, its engine, is not to be taken lightly. The Facelift version boasts a 2.0-liter Kryotech diesel engine, pumping out a robust 170 bhp and a torque of 350 Nm. For those particular about their drive, Tata offers both a 6-speed torque converter automatic and a 6-speed manual transmission, catering to varying driving preferences.

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Diverse Variants:

Choices and more choices. The Harrier provides its customers with seven main variants: XE, XM, XMS, XT+, XZ, XZ+, and XZA+(O). But the icing on the cake? The exclusive Dark and Red Dark editions, which promise to be a treat for those looking for something extra.

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Stiff Competition:

As impressive as the Harrier is, the road ahead is not without challenges. The SUV finds itself pitted against formidable rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Hyundai Creta, Honda Elevate, MG Astor, Kia Seltos, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, and the Volkswagen Taigun. The coming months will determine where the Harrier stands amidst these giants.

Pricing and Features:

With a price bracket ranging from Rs. 15.20 Lakh to Rs. 24.27 Lakh, the Harrier promises more than just an aggressive stance. The Facelift version is a tech marvel, equipped with a 10-inch large digital driver display, ventilated seats for those hot Indian summers, a panoramic sunroof for the star gazers, a 360-degree camera for added safety, and six airbags. But the standout feature? The advanced ADAS technology, which includes the adaptive cruise control, ensuring long drives are both relaxing and safe.

Tata Harrier
Tata Harrier

The Tata Harrier, with its killer looks and top-notch features, is set to make waves in the Indian SUV market. While the Toyota Fortuner has been the reigning champion, the Harrier, with its compelling offerings, is more than just a worthy adversary. It embodies Tata’s vision for the future of SUVs in India. The real excitement, however, lies in witnessing this automotive battle unfold. Will the Harrier eclipse the Fortuner’s shine? Only time will tell.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics,...