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Tata Motors has left no stone unturned when it comes to safety features

Safety and After Sales Service – Harrier is Tata’s most premium car and expectedly it gets all the latest in safety equipment. The Harrier gets 6 airbags (Driver, Co-Driver, Seat Side & Curtain). It also comes with ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Off-Road ABS, ESC, ISOFIX child seat mounts, Hill-Hold, and Hill-Descent Control, Roll-Over Mitigation, Corner Stability Control, Traction Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Brake Disc Wiping, Electronic Brake Pre-fill, Hydraulic Fading Compensation and Dynamic Wheel Torque by Brake. The ownership cost of the Harrier is yet to be known but Tata has a wide network of service centres for a stress-free after sales experience.

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Competition should be ready to face the heat from the Harrier

Verdict – The Tata Harrier is a modern SUV that won’t remind you of the previous Tata cars. It is a big leap ahead in terms of style and substance which makes it a promising product from the Indian carmaker. Yes, they should have provided more features, automatic transmission and AWD system but all of this is expected to come at a later stage. Nonetheless, the Indian audience will enjoy the upmarket feel of the Harrier along with the advanced Land Rover tech that it comes with. If priced well, the Harrier might prove itself to become the best Indian car.

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The Harrier is a versatile SUV that can take the rough and smooth easily

What’s Cool

* New design direction gives it immense road presence
* The interior is posh and uses high quality materials
* Impressive ride and handling balance
* Tata has upped their game with the long list of safety features

What’s Not So Cool

* It lacks some features that are offered by its rivals
* No automatic transmission, no AWD is a bummer

Alternatives: – Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass

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Clever design elements catches great attention

Tata Harrier Specifications

* Engine: 1956cc, 4-Cyl, Diesel
* Power: 138 HP @ 3750 RPM
* Torque: 350 Nm @ 1750-2500 RPM
* Transmission: 6-Speed MT
* Fuel Consumption: 12-15 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Tyre Size: 235/65/17
* Suspension: Independent McPherson Strut (Front), Semi Independent Twist Blade (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Drum (Rear), ABS
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS, ESP, ISOFIX

Tata Harrier Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4598 mm X 1894 mm X 1706 mm
* Wheelbase: 2741 mm
* Ground Clearance: 205 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 50-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1675 kgs
* Boot Space: 425-litres

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The tail lights look just like the ones shown in the concept form

Testers’ Note:

“The Tata Harrier is a big step up in terms of what an Indian car can offer, it boasts of excellent quality, comfort and dynamics. It’s a loaded vehicle with good space and the real USP is the design which is nothing short of spectacular. This car is going to sell in good numbers.” – Faisal Khan, Editor, MotorBeam.

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