Tata Harrier launch Highlights: Priced between Rs 12.69 lakh and 16.25 lakh!

Tata Harrier launch live: Tata Motors’ has launched their all-new SUV the Harrier, all the highlights live from the launch, in text and video right here!

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Tata Harrier launch live

Tata Harrier launch Highlights, Mumbai: Its official! Tata Motors has unveiled the price of their newest contender in the Sub-Compact SUV space, the Tata Harrier. Bringing an end to year-long wait that saw the Harrier go from concept to creation starting at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Expo saw the unveil of the Tata H5X concept and the introduction of Tata's new generation of platforms including Land Rover's D8 platform that the Harrier will share with the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque. Once launched the Tata Harrier will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass in the compact SUV space. Both the SUVs are weathered veterans in the space and the newest Tata will have its work cut out for vying for sales in a space that is spoilt for choice. On paper, the Harrier already seemed to have a lot going for it now with these extremely competitive prices, the Harrier has given the competition more than one reason to worry:

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    Watch the Tata Harrier Launch live Right Here:

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    Live Telecast of the Tata Harrier Launch:

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    Tata Harrier Full Review

    While you wait for the launch to begin and lots more details about the Tata Harrier. Check out our video review of the Tata Harrier from when we drove it early in December!

14:12 (IST)23 Jan 2019
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14:05 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier 7-Seater SUV

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Considering the full price list that ends at Rs 16 lakh for the range-topping XZ variant. This leaves some room for speculation about the 7-Seater version of the Tata Harrier that is likely to launch soon. In terms of pricing, this could mean that we could expect an introductory price for the base variant of the 7-seater to be under the Rs 20 lakh mark! 

13:45 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier vs Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta

Check out our comparison between the Nissan Kicks, the Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Creta below!

13:24 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Text Review of the Tata Harrier

The launch might be over, but now that you know the prices of the Tata Harrier, you might want to take a look at our full text review! Check it out on the link below: 

Tata Harrier Review, Test Drive: Hits and Misses of India’s most awaited vehicle in 2018

13:13 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Full launch Report:

For full details on the pricing check out our launch report of the Tata Harrier below:  Tata Harrier SUV launched at Rs 12.69 lakh: Stunning design, amazing price!

13:05 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier launched! Here it is!

12:48 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Launched at Rs 12.69 lakh! Variant Wise Pricing Below:

Tata Harrier Variant Prices: 

Tata Harrier XE: Rs 12.69 lakh 

Tata Harrier XM: Rs 13.75 lakh

Tata Harrier XT: Rs 14.95 lakh 

Tata Harrier XZ:  16.25 lakh 

12:43 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Guenter Butschek CEO, Tata Motors takes the stage

Guenter Butschek assures of an exciting 2019 for Tata Motors, with lots of new products. Butschek says that they are proud to have brought a car from concept to creation in less than 11 months. He says Tata Motors will continue to bring exiting products in the near future! 

12:39 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier takes the Stage!

Mayank Parekh and Guenter Butschek take the stage to introduce the Tata Harrier to the public for the first time! Its been a hell of a journey for the Harrier from its concept form as the H5X  to creation!

12:34 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier launch Vivek Srivastava, Head of Marketing, Tata Motors PVs takes the stage!

Vivek Srivastava talks about safety and features of the Harrier:

ESP: With 14 Functions 

Omega Arc Platform

Driving Modes and Terrain response system

9 -speaker JBL system

12:29 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Launch Begins

Mr Mohan Sarvarkar takes the stage and talks about the core ethos of the Harrier.  

1.  Genuine SUV Footprint : Jaguar Land Rover Platform; with a double firewall to ensure heat and NVH insulation and uses high-strength steel! 

2. Reassuring Robust Build: Tata Motors has used 100 plus robots from Kuka and ABB with advise from Jaguar Land Rover to ensure that the product development was at par with global standards. 

Testing of over 22 lakh Kilometres in India and abroad, at all weather conditions and 300 + crash tests at Tata's internal testing facility! 

12:23 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Watch the Tata Harrier Launch live Right Here:

12:22 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Fuel Efficiency

Tata Harrier Review

While Tata Motors have not gone public with a certified fuel efficiency figure, we drove the Harrier in December. During our tests, the Harrier returned an indicated 11.1 kmpl, with a lot of spirited driving. Which means that one could expect 13-14 kmpl in normal city driving conditions which is impressive to say the least

12:12 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Interiors - Misses

For Tata Motors, the Harrier is a game-changer. Of that there is no doubt. However, there are some things that could have been better. For one, the Harrier misses out on an electrically adjustable drivers seat, as well as the much required sun-roof. There are some quirks in the ergonomics too, USB sockets, both at the front and rear are placed weirdly and are quite inconvenient to use. The narrow footwell means that many people will find their knees touching the side of the footwell and the lower part of the dashboard potentially causing discomfort on long drives.

12:03 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Interiors - Space, Seats and Storage

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Storage space too has been designed smartly all around the cabin and the front armrest has a cooled storage box under. Seats, both at the front and the rear are impressive and offer good under thigh and side support. At the rear, legroom and headroom is generous and tall occupants also will be able to sit for long in comfort. Adventure seekers and travellers will be happy with the 425-litre boot, which can offer up to 810 litres of volume with the rear seat folded down.

11:58 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Live Telecast of the Tata Harrier Launch:

11:41 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Interiors- Cabin Space & MID

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One of the other stand out features in the cabin of the Harrier is the Multi Information. The full-colour display is an eye-catching addition and has an array of useful readouts including live power and torque read outs! Audio, phone and cruise controls are mounted on the steering wheel and are conveniently located. Storage space too has been designed smartly all around the cabin and the front armrest has a cooled storage box under.

11:29 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Interior - Infotainment System

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Infotainment has always been one of Tata Motors’ strong suits, their affiliation with Harman Kardon & JBL has ensured that Tata’s usually have the best sound system in their class. The same goes with the Harrier. JBL Speaker system paired with a 8.8 inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility. The speaker quality is great and makes for easy listening too.

11:16 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Platform

Tata's Harrier's much-talked platform has been it claims to fame since it was announced. So it seems fitting to start these live updates with details about it.  In the Harrier Tata is calling the platform the Omega-Arc, but have not been particularly shy about its Land Rover pedigree. Confused? We'll don't be. The platform is a derivative of the D8 platform from Land Rover that underpins the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. To keep costs from going through the roof, the aluminium bits of the chassis has been substituted with steel.

11:12 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Interiors: Dash Board Build Quality

Material quality is, thankfully, not one of the issues on the Harrier. The Dashboard is soft-touch with faux wood breaking the monotony of the black interiors. Costs have been cut, but mostly where the eye can’t see. In the lower reaches of the dashboard, the plastic quality is a strong contrast to what is on the top. Although in real-world usage this should not disturb you.

11:01 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Launch Starts Soon -- 1 hour to go!
11:00 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Motors Harrier Showcase - Watch while you wait!

10:52 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Safety Features - Airbags & more

The top trim XZ Harrier will get a segment par 6-airbags  (driver, co-driver, seat side and curtain). Although, dual airbags come as standard across all Tata Harrier variants.  Aside from this the Tata Harrier has a pretty strong list of features including:

ABS EBD

Reverse parking sensors and camera

ISOFIX child seat mounts

Hill Hold Assist

Hill Descent Control

Automatic headlamps and wipers

With this list of fleek, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Tata Harrier becomes the second Indian car to get a 5-Star crash rating in GNCAP tests.

10:34 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Terrain Response System

One of the things that will help it cope in off-road settings is the Land Rover derived terrain response system. Although it has been properly diluted with four modes, that play with the engines power delivery and the Electronic Stability Program(ESP) settings to ensure you have that best drive through the tricky bits.

10:16 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier FWD, No All-wheel drive option!

One of the biggest disappointments around the launch of the Tata Harrier is the fact that there is no All- wheel drive version of the SUV. This, more so considering the fact that Tata was so proud of SUVs Land Rover derived heritage. While it most certainly is a tough SUV that can hold its own in most off-road situations the lack of a full-blown 4WD is certainly one of the downers.

09:54 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Transmission - Only Manual, no automatic

Sending power to the front wheels of the Harrier will be 6-speed manual gearbox with no option of an automatic at the launch. Rumour has it that this is likely to be followed by an automatic variant with a Hyundai sourced 6-speed AT gearbox. Although as of now there is no official timeline for the launch.

09:40 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Full Review

While you wait for the launch to begin and lots more details about the Tata Harrier. Check out our video review of the Tata Harrier from when we drove it early in December!

09:35 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Launch Time

08:58 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Engine - 2.0 litre Kryotech Engine

Tata Harrier Engine

The Tata Harrier will be powered by a 2.0 litre diesel engine that has been sourced from the FCA, and shared with the Jeep Compass. Of course Tata Motors’ call this the Kryotech motor and it's a slightly lower state of tune than the Jeep Compass meaning that it makes 140 hp and about 320 Nm of torque.

08:26 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Platform - Omega Arc

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Going forward Tata Motors intends to depend on this platform and the alfa-arc platform for all vehicles. The Omega Arc is likely to underpin the off road oriented vehicles while the Alfa Arc is likely to be limited to the more road oriented cars. While the structure and design is likely to remain largely the same, materials have been altered in the interest of keeping costs low.

08:13 (IST)23 Jan 2019
Tata Harrier Platform- What is it?

Tata's Harrier's much-talked platform has been it claims to fame since it was announced. So it seems fitting to start these live updates with details about it.  In the Harrier Tata is calling the platform the Omega-Arc, but have not been particularly shy about its Land Rover pedigree. Confused? We'll don't be. The platform is a derivative of the D8 platform from Land Rover that underpins the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. To keep costs from going through the roof, the aluminium bits of the chassis has been substituted with steel.

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