Tata Motors is all set to introduce the Dark Edition of the Harrier SUV. This Dark Edition is nothing but an all-black paint scheme for the Harrier and it is expected to be priced at INR 16,75,755 ex-showroom. This pricing is similar to the XZ variant with Dual Tone paint scheme. The Harrier Dark edition comes with no mechanical changes, only an all-black exterior and interior treatment.
Based on the top XZ variant, the Harrier Dark Edition will have blacked out alloy wheels, new black paint option, chrome accents around window sill areas, all black front grille, black body cladding without any silver skid plates, dark grey applique around headlamps, black leather upholstery inside, all-black body panels on the interior cabin, black floor liner, grey inserts on dashboard, grey contrast stitching for leather upholstery, etc.
All this is in a bid to bump up sales, as the competition is giving the Harrier a tough time. Tata Motors is trying to fend of the newly launched MG Hector and Kia Seltos which promise to be superior in overall packaging. The Harrier at the moment is a 5-seater SUV, but a 7-seater version by the codename Buzzard is already road testing and getting ready for a market debut by the end of this year.
For now, the Tata Harrier comes powered by a 2.0l, FCA (Jeep) sourced, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine producing 138 BHP of power and 350 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is no 4×4 or off-road modes, but the Tata Harrier comes with ESP Terrain Response modes which make it mildly capable of the road. Tata Motors is also working to make this engine BSVI compliant, and the motor later will produce 170 PS of power.
The Tata Harrier is the brands most talked about SUV ever, thanks to the platform which is the Land Rover D8 architecture.