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Old 18th February 2021, 11:36   #721
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Quick question for the experts.

Having researched the Harrier extensively, for me the key difference between two Harrier Automatics, XMA and XZA, is the feature - Traction Control System (TC/TCS).
Starting 2020, with the BS6 variants, all electronic safety features are standard across all models from XE to XZ+.
The only difference between XM and XZ is in airbags, which in itself is worth the premium over XM variant.
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Old 19th February 2021, 13:00   #722
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I was drooling around Tuscon(was not available for test drive back in August) but thinking of usage(rough roads + beater+ Tourer ) + Savings + Awesome driving manners and looks decided to go with Harrier . At 9k within 3 months , for me the decision was good

extremely sorry for back to back posts. Mods , kindly merge the posts.
Even I did consider the Tucson before booking the Harrier XZA+ DT trim and here are my observations. After driving the Harrier and Tucson back to back,
the only aspect I liked about the Tucson is the engine and 8-speed auto gearbox. It works brilliant and is very refined, doesn't feel like diesel and the shifts are really smooth, decently fast but not as fast as DSG a gearbox.
In all other parameters like seating comfort, suspension, build quality, space, road presence, ride, handling, value for money, the Harrier wins hands down! The Tucson feels softly sprung and felt wallovy in turns and sudden change of directions, not as composed and settled as the Harrier. The Harrier on the other hand has a brilliant suspension setup, soaks all undulations without much drama with restricted vertical movements and has a more robust feel.
And the final nail in the coffin was the pricing, even the 2wd Tucson was costing around 32lakhs on road in Belgaum Karnataka whereas the Harrier top spec is costing around 26!

Heard that the production has resumed today and my car should reach dealer by Feb end

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Old 22nd February 2021, 18:52   #723
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Canceled the Seltos and have booked the Harrier XZ+ Dark Edition. Reclaimed my life.
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Canceled the Seltos and have booked the Harrier XZ+ Dark Edition. Reclaimed my life.
Congratulations.

I was in the same boat too. Cancelled the Seltos and booked a Harrier.

Watching the number of Seltos / Creta on road everyday just reaffirms my decision to go with the Harrier.
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So the Tata Harrier has been at the near top of my consideration set for a while now. The only issue at the back of my mind was the sheer size and heft of the car and whether it would make sense for me to buy it, considering the majority of my driving is within the city and considering the Mumbai traffic scene. A weekend plan to Pune and my Honda City's battery going kaput was all I needed to try out the Harrier. I rented a 2019 Harrier XZ through MyChoize (good service and well maintained cars - would recommend).

Although it was the older model (140 ps and manual), it was not the base trim, so I got to try out most of the features and the vehicle was in good condition - had done barely 16k kilometers.

300 Kms later, I really started loving the vehicle.

The Good:
  • Great presence and killer looks - still turns heads
  • Good ride quality and decent power on tap - manages bad roads with aplomb
  • Munches miles without any fuss - this car is at home on the highway
  • Spacious! - comfortably seats 5 and swallows a lot of luggage

I can only imagine how much more powerful yet convenient the 170ps Automatic should be!

The bad :
  • NVH - not the most refined (hopefully the 2020 version has improved on this)
  • Crazy huge ORVMs - thankfully sorted in the new version
  • Ergonomics - my left knee did foul against the dash regularly
  • The size is not the most city-friendly
  • The steering was a tad sensitive and twitchy at high speeds. I hear it has improved in the newer version

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& the ugly :
  • The hornpad material is an absolute eyesore (picture attached below) and has no business in a car of this price point. Absolutely takes away from the premium experience of the otherwise nice interiors

2020 Tata Harrier Automatic : Official Review-pxl_20210221_103959726.mp.jpg

My key takeaway is that this is a compelling product from Tata - despite this being the 2019 model, I liked the car. Knowing that the 2020 version is an improvement in every way makes it an even more serious contender. My heart is smitten, but the mind is still see-sawing. I really don't need a Diesel, and the majority of my driving being in the city I would honestly be better off with a smaller Petrol SUV (possibly the upcoming Kushaq or Taigun?).

Nonetheless the Harrier is a great car and truly shines on the highway. I will definitely test drive the automatic top end before making a decision!
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Canceled the Seltos and have booked the Harrier XZ+ Dark Edition. Reclaimed my life.
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Congratulations.

I was in the same boat too. Cancelled the Seltos and booked a Harrier.

Watching the number of Seltos / Creta on road everyday just reaffirms my decision to go with the Harrier.
You guys have made the best decision, you will be delighted with the Harrier!

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Nonetheless the Harrier is a great car and truly shines on the highway. I will definitely test drive the automatic top end before making a decision!
You will definitely change your mind once you test drive the 2020 Harrier AT
I am saying this as I have gone through the exact same state of dilemma as you are today and the Harrier came out as an all-round winner. My Harrier XZA+DT is in transit as I write this and should be able to take delivery by this month-end
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Smitten by the Safari bug, I am planning to skip segments from the present booking of Altroz I turbo XZ+ to Harrier XT. I am looking at owning a baby Safari! (Don't need the 2 extra seats and the price saving and slightly smaller footprint are the resons for Harrier over Safari). Can anyone tell me how is the XT variant of the 2020 Harrier. Also if anyone can share the pics of this variant, would really help me. Also any thoughts on this decision.
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