Tata Motors has silently introduced a new XZS trim for the Harrier which essentially bridges the price gap between the XZ and top-spec XZ+ trims. Priced between Rs 19.99 lakh-21.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the Harrier XZS is available in both manual and automatic guise as well as in Dark Edition guise. It gets some additional equipment over the XZ trim while not costing as much as the XZ+ trim.
As far as waiting periods go, the Harrier's XZS will have a waiting period of around 30 days, for now, while other variants have a delivery timeline of about 10 weeks.
- Harrier XZS gets additional features over the XZ trim
- Does not come with ventilated seats and iRA connected car tech
- Costs Rs 35,000 less than the top-spec XZ+ variant
Here's how the Harrier XZS stacks up in the line-up in terms of price:
|Tata Harrier price (ex-showroom, India)|
|XE||Rs 14.64 lakh|
|XM||Rs 16.04 lakh|
|XT||Rs 17.34 lakh|
|XM||-||Rs 17.34 lakh|
|XT+||Rs 18.14 lakh||Rs 19.44 lakh|
|XT+ Dark||Rs 18.44 lakh||Rs 19.74 lakh|
|XZ||Rs 18.74 lakh||Rs 19.99 lakh|
|XZ Dual Tone||Rs 18.94 lakh||Rs 20.24 lakh|
|XZS (New)||Rs 19.99 lakh||Rs 21.29 lakh|
|XZS Dual tone (New)||Rs 20.19 lakh||Rs 21.49 lakh|
|XZS Dark (New)||Rs 20.29 lakh||Rs 21.59 lakh|
|XZ+||Rs 20.34 lakh||Rs 21.64 lakh|
|XZ+ Kaziranga||Rs 20.54 lakh||Rs 21.84 lakh|
|XZ+ Dual Tone||Rs 20.55 lakh||Rs 21.85 lakh|
|XZ+ Dark||Rs 20.64 lakh||Rs 21.94 lakh|
Tata Harrier XZS: what’s new?
The current price gap between the Harrier XZ and top-spec XZ+ trim is a whopping Rs 1.6 lakh, and that’s exactly where the new XZS trim comes in. Of course, the Harrier XZ+ gets additional equipment over the XZ for its Rs 1.60 lakh premium, but the XZS brings it down to a more accessible price point.
The features that were previously exclusive to the Harrier XZ+, but are now offered on the XZS include 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a 6-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. All this comes in for an additional Rs 1.25 lakh over the XZ, while costing Rs 35,000 lesser than the XZ+. Although the price drop is not huge, it still makes some of the coveted features more accessible on the Harrier.
Other standard features on the Harrier XZS include the LED Daytime Running Lamps and projector headlamps, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, 7-inch TFT instrument display, JBL sound system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, air purifier, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, and automatic climate control. It also gets safety features such as 6 airbags, hill descent control, off-road ABS, cruise control, traction control, ESC and hill-hold control, and rain sensing wipers.
In all, the Harrier XZS is very well rounded on the equipment front and a viable alternative to the XZ+ trim. Features like ventilated seats and iRA connected car technology, however, are reserved for the XZ+, the former being a major miss.
The Harrier XZS will be available with both the 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearboxes, with Tata also offering dual-tone colour options on the XZS, including the Dark Edition theme.
Tata’s ongoing EV foray
While traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) SUVs continue to be a mainstay for Tata, the company is currently focusing on its upcoming EV portfolio. Tata recently launched the Nexon EV Max with a longer range and new equipment, but more importantly, it recently previewed two concepts – the Curvv and Avinya – which will spawn a variety of new models in the years to come. Tata has plans of launching eight more EVs in the Indian market by 2025.
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