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Tata has launched the Dark Edition of its Harrier SUV in the Indian market. The latest version has been launched in order to combat the drop in sales that the Tata Harrier has been facing lately due to the arrival of more feature loaded rivals and the ongoing slowdown in auto industry. The price of the Tata Harrier Dark Edition has been set at Rs. 16.76 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi and it is based on the XZ variant of the Harrier line-up. In fact the price of the Dark Edition of Tata Harrier is the same as the dual tone edition of the XZ variant of SUV.
Talking of the Dark Edition of the Harrier, it comes mainly with cosmetic changes both inside and outside the SUV. While the most noticeable change is the all-black paint (Atlas Black) of the Harrier, the insides of the SUV also match the exterior change of paint. So far, the Indian maker did not offer the black shade with the Harrier but this has changed with the arrival of Dark Edition of Harrier. The colour black naturally lends an imposing look to any vehicle on the road and it does even more so when it comes to the SUV segment.
One gets to see the black treatment all around on the SUV. The exteriors of the SUV come with blacked out 17-inch alloy wheels and a “Dark” badging on sides of the SUV. The headlamps also come with grey bezels and the door handles get the all-black treatment. The front and rear skid plates that come with metallic finish in normal version of Harrier come with a black look in the Dark Edition of the Harrier.
The interiors of the Harrier Dark Edition also comes with cosmetic changes. These include the interior theme of the SUV getting a Blackstone Matrix shade, and the seats getting the Benecke-Kaliko Blackstone covering. The door pads also get the treatment of the same material that will lend uniformity to the cabin of the Harrier and even the door handles of the Dark Edition have Blackstone leather coating and they are perforated units.
The changes are limited to aesthetics only and there are no mechanical changes on Tata Harrier Dark Edition. 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.