Today, competition in India’s midsize SUV market is fierce. First, there was the arrival of the aggressively-priced MG Hector in June; and now, the eagerly-anticipated Kia Seltos is set to be launched on August 22. At a time when its rivals are looking to make an impact, Tata Motors wants to keep the competent Harrier in the news. So we can now confirm that an all-black version of the Tata Harrier will be launched in August 2019.
Showcased at Tata Motors’ annual general meeting, this stealthy-looking Tata Harrier variant sports a glossy-black paint job, blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels and even the skid plate at the front and matte-silver element on the rear bumper have been blacked out. The chrome finish on the window line, however, remains.
Mirroring the exterior theme, the Harrier’s interior, too, is all-black. Black leather upholstery replaces the brown upholstery seen on the standard Harrier, and replacing the faux-wood insert on the dash is a textured matte-grey panel.
These changes aside, the all-black Harrier remains identical to the standard model. The all-black Harrier is likely to be an addition to the line-up and will likely co-exist with the paint schemes currently available – Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Ariel Silver, Telesto Grey, Orcus White and the recently-introduced Dual Tone option. It’ll be interesting to see if Tata prices the all-black Harrier at a premium compared to the XZ Dual Tone, which costs Rs 16.76 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Tata Harrier is set to get some substantial updates in the months to come. We recently brought you a picture of the BS6-compliant Harrier (which was also fitted with a sunroof), an automatic variant is in the works and the seven-seat version of the Harrier – showcased as the ‘Buzzard’ at the 2019 Geneva motor show – is also due to launch in the time to come.
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