The Harrier was one of the most anticipated SUV from home grown manufacturer Tata Motors. Tata launched the Harrier early last year and soon, the SUV quickly became popular among customers because of its imposing looks and sharp price. The big Tata vehicle competes with cars such as the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Jeep Compass in the mid-size SUV segment. The Harrier is available with a 2WD set up only and it comes with drive modes to tackle minor off-road patches. The Harrier’s platform is derived from Land Rover’s D8 platform that is used in Discovery Sport. Here we have a video that shows a Harrier tackling some off road obstacles quite capably, showing off its ground clearance and effective rough road mode.
The video has been uploaded by Car’s lover vlogs* on their Youtube channel. The video basically shows how capable Harrier is while doing small bits of off-roading. The video shows a Harrier being driven over couple of obstacles. The ground clearance, the design of the front and the rear bumper, low end torque all these factors helped Harrier tackle all these obstacles. These obstacles were not something that can be categorised as an extreme off-road condition but is definitely somethin that brings out the true colours of the torquey engine, capable suspension and rugged construction of the Harrier.
Tata Harrier also comes with different drive modes and every mode plays around with the throttle response and traction control depending upon the surface it is being driven. The Harrier driven in the video is a BS4 variant and is a bit different from the one that is currently available in the market. Tata Motors recently updated the Harrier and added a couple of more features to Harrier.
Harrier now gets a new set of alloys and two new colours. The colour seen in the video has been discontinued. The ORVMs are redesigned too. On the inside, it gets electrically adjustable driver seat and auto-dimming IRVMs. Apart from that every thing else remains the same in Harrier.
The main difference however is the engine and transmission. The 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine on BS4 Harrier used to produce 140 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. The same engine in BS6 version now generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of torque and is also available with a 6-speed Hyundai sourced automatic gearbox.