Tata Harrier has been a big hit for the company and has shaken up the compact SUV cegment ever since it was launched earlier this year. The fresh presence in the market has enabled the SUV to race to the top of sales charts for April and it has left established names such as Mahindra XUV500 and the Jeep Compass in the segment behind to claim the crown. Along with the futuristic design of the SUV, Tata Harrier also has a plethora of features that attract customers to the car.
A major thing that is missing in the vast package that Harrier offers is the presence of a sunroof in the SUV. Indian customers seem to love the presence of a sunroof in cars and they just can’t get enough of it. The presence of a sunroof in the futuristically designed and feature loaded Harrier would have been an icing on the cake for prospective customers of the SUV.
However, one must not be disheartened by the lack of a sunroof on the SUV and should not count aftermarket options out. Yes, you can get an aftermarket sunroof installed on you Harrier just for a small price of around Rs. 25,000. The Harrier really looks more charming with the presence of a sunroof in the front half of the roof of the SUV. According to an owner of Harrier the cost involved in getting a sunroof for the Harrier is nearly Rs. 25,000. There are also some dealerships that are not only offering a sunroof installation on the SUV, they are also offering a 2 year warranty on the sunroof. Apart from this, several options in the sunroof are also available which includes but is not limited to a panoramic sunroof. The well appointed interiors of the Tata Harrier with the presence of premium feel materials only get better with the presence of a sunroof.
Talking about the engine of the Tata Harrier, the new SUV comes only in a diesel variant with the customers getting a Fiat-sourced 2L MultiJet diesel engine under the hood. Renamed as KRYOTEC by Tata, the engine is rated for 140 PS and 350 Nm.
The engine on Tata SUV currently comes equipped only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. A 6-speed torque converter unit sourced from Hyundai will be offered sometime this year as well. Tata Harrier competes with the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Creta in the market. The initial response for Harrier has been very good, and only time will tell how Harrier performs in the market once the initial numbers stabilize.