The Tata Harrier is all set to get the option of dual-tone colours soon. Tata Motors has released a teaser of the compact SUV with the new black with orange and black with silver colour schemes, and it is the roof as well as pillars that get the black treatment. The update comes about six months into the launch of the Harrier in India, and will also keep the model relevant amidst new competitors including the newly launched MG Hector, Jeep Compass Trailhawk and the upcoming Kia Seltos.
Since its launch, the Tata Harrier was available only in mono-colour tones, while the dual tone was made available at the dealer level with several showrooms providing the option of a roof wrap. The Harrier dual-tone version though will come from the factory and is likely to be offered on the range-topping XZ trim. Expect prices to see a marginal increase by about ₹ 30,000, up from the current asking price of ₹ 16.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the XZ trim. The Harrier is currently offered in five colours - Calisto Copper, Ariel Silver, Thermisto Gold, Telesto Grey and Orcus White.
Dual-tone colour options have been really popular amidst new and young car buyers, and Tata Motors has already been offered the same on its other vehicles including the Tiago, Nexon and the Hexa. Other manufacturers offer the dual-tone colour option as well in the segment. It's unclear if the Tata Harrier will get any other changes apart from the dual-tone paint scheme. Since its launch in January this year, the SUV has remained largely unchanged barring the addition of Apple CarPlay connectivity to its infotainment system. The SUV did receive its first price hike last month with it costing more by ₹ 31,000.
Tata Motors is likely to roll out the BS6 version of the Harrier by the end of the year
With respect to power, the Tata Harrier uses a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that develops 138 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Tata is developing the BS6 version of the Harrier that is likely to go on sale by the end of this year. Tata will also introduce the Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque converter on the Harrier later, while a 1.6-litre turbo petrol version is also lined up. The seven-seater version - Tata Buzzard - will hit the showrooms in 2020, after making its India debut at the Auto Expo next year.