The Dark Edition in Tata Harrier starts from the XT Plus variant and goes up to XZAS Plus.
The much-awaited Tata Harrier Dark Edition is launched
The Desi SUV Tata Harrier is also available in the Dark Edition, also called Tata Harrier Black Edition”. This update was much awaited by the customer and Tata has nailed it with a complete dark makeover in the 2022 version. Earlier, on the body, there are some elements that are finished in chrome or grey finished, but all of them are replaced with proper dark black color later.
There are no mechanical changes are done to the inside of this car. It is still powered by a 2.0L, Kryotec, Turbocharged Diesel engine with either a 6-Speed Manual or 6-Speed Automatic gearbox. No 4×4 powertrains are offered since the launch, however, the different terrain modes help the SUV to do better in not-so-good road conditions.
What are some Pros and Cons of Tata Harrier Dark Edition?
- 170 bhp Powerful Engine
- Tank-like Built
- Drive Modes
- Terrain Modes
- Engine Become Vocal at High Speeds
- No AWD or 4×4 Powertrain options
- Updates Required in Interior
What is Tata Harrier Dark Edition Price?
The Black Edition of Tata Harrier starts from the variants XT Plus and goes all up to the ranging top XZS and XZAS (which is the automatic one). The Tata Harrier Dark Edition Price ranges from Rs 18.44-21.60 lakhs, XT Plus and XZAS AT variants respectively. The prices of Harrier Black Edition increased after the BS6 emission norms were applied in India and the cars are made compliant with BS6 norms. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom and Tata Harrier Dark Edition On Road price will depend on the state to state.
How many variants are available in Tata Harrier Dark Edition?
The Harrier is available in a total of 21 variants across the range, while the Dark Edition is offered only in 5 out of 21. The Dark Edition available variants are XT Plus, XZS, XTA Plus, XZ Plus, and XZAS. Here in this, the XT Plus is the base variant and XZAS is the top variant for the Dark Edition only. While normally, XE is the base, and XZA Plus Dual Tone AT is the range-topping variant.
|Tata Harrier Dark Edition||Specifications|
|Engine Type||Kryotec, 2.0, Turbocharged Diesel Engine|
|Fuel Emission Norms||Diesel BS6|
|Max Power||170 PS @ 3750 rpm|
|Max Torque||350 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm|
|Transmission||6-Speed MT/6-Speed AT|
|Mileage||MT 16.35 kmpl, AT 14.6 kmpl|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
|Brakes Front||Ventilated Discs|
|Suspension Front||Independent, Lower Wishbone, Macpherson Strut with Coil Spring and Anti Roll Bar|
|Suspension Rear||Semi-Independent Twist Blade with Panhard Rod and Coil Spring|
|Wheels||235/70 R16 and 235/65 R17|
|Spare Tyre||235/70R 16|
Some Key Features of Tata Harrier Black Edition
- Powerful 170 PS, Turbocharged Diesel Engine
- 6-Speed MT or 6-Speed AT Transmission
- Three Drive Modes
- Multiple Terrain Modes
- JBL Music System
- Cruise Control
- Automatic Climate Control
- OMEGARC Chassis Platform
- IRA Connected Car Features
- 8.8-inch Floating Touchscreen System
- Android Auto and Apple Car play Connectivity
- Voice Recognition and Alerts
- 6-Way Powered Driver Seat
- Ventilated Front Row Seats
- Rain Sensing Wipers
- Auto Headlamps
- Reverse Parking Camera with Sensors
- Air Purifier
Tata Harrier Dark Edition Dimensions
The Tata Harrier has an overall length of 4,598 mm, overall width of 1,894 mm, and a height of 1,706 mm. While the wheelbase is 2,740 mm and the harrier fuel tank capacity of 50L. Apart from this, The Tata Harrier Ground Clearance is 205mm and the boot space is around 425 Liters. The tires used in the Harrier Dark Edition are section sizes of 235/70 R16 (for the XE, XM, and XMA) and 235/65 R17 (for XT, XZ/XZA, XZ+/XZA+/XTA+). While the spare tire is a smaller 235/70 R16 Steel rims across the range.
The bigger tire size in the topper variants does offer more comfort and control feels on the roads but also guzzles the gas more. While the smaller one offers the opposite to it but the ride quality can’t be considered to be bad here.
Tata Harrier Overview
Since from the concept version, which was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo. The Harrier design language is almost similar to that, there are very few SUVs in the market, that got the same looks. The outer of the Harrier is bolded with round edges and a raised bonnet line, the headlight setup is below the DRLs, and Sideways the front blacked-out grille. The headlights set up is huge in size and has LED lights to throw and just below the halogen bulb fitted fog lamps are placed. The lower part of the bumper has a matte black finish with a diffuser. The only element with a chrome finish on the Tata Harrier Black Edition is the Tata logo.
The fenders are muscular and bolded slightly to the outside, wheel arches are enough wide, and 17-inch machine-cut alloy wheels gives it a maniac stance with 235/70 R17 rubbers. More the side features- a sharkfin antenna, raising window line to the end, plastic padding on lower of the doors, and chunky rear view mirrors with turn indicators sign.
The rear portion is more sleek and sharp with LED tail lights, a high stop lamp, rear camera, diffuser, cargo area scuff plate, spoiler, defogger, wiper, and reflectors.
Following the dark theme, inside is everything black also, whether is the leather upholstery, dashboard theme, or the instrument console. Some of the parts in the dashboard have a grey sort of finish which Tata says ‘Blackstone Matrix Dashboard’ though it won’t feel like going odd to black. The overall theme is likely to be black only. The center console has inserts of piano black on the surrounds of the touchscreen, climate controls, gear lever, and around the cup holders.
With the release of the 2022 version, the front ventilated seats with driver’s 6-way powered seat options are added to the range-topping variants. Now it feels more advanced, modern, and upmarket. However, the center infotainment display is still the same at 8.8-inch in size and has not been upgraded yet. but it should be replaced with a 10″ or 12″ inch in the future facelift update because it’s needed indeed.
The Harrier Dark Edition has a total seating capacity of up to 5 people and every occupant has a seat belt for safety purposes. Also, the interior has too equipped with 6-SRS airbags and seat belt pretensions. The seats are comfortable and the wider size of the cabin won’t make any issue for the rear row of passengers struggling for the shoulder room.
In terms of features, the Tata Harrier Black Edition is well packed. The list starts with – Automatic Climate Control, Panoramic Sunroof, Cruise Control, 8.8″-inch touchscreen infotainment display, Android Auto, Apple Car Play, JBL Powered Sound System, etc.
The safety features list starts with – ABS, EBD, ESP, TC, EBC, 6-SRS Airbags, Seat Belt Pretensioners, Child Safety Locks, Anti-theft alarm, Crash Sensor, and OMEGARC Strong Platform.
The Harrier is powered by a Kryotec 2.0L, inline 4-Cylinder, Turbocharged Diesel engine mated to a either 6-Speed manual transmission or a 6-Speed automatic transmission. The maximum power figures from the motor are 170 PS @ 3750 rpm and maximum torque of 350 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm. Having a turbocharger into the hood makes it a rocket once it hits the 1750 rpm mark and the power boost consists till 4500 rpm.
However, in the lower range, it does have a bit of turbo lag but it feels well contained and never bothers the driver. The engine is sourced from Fiat and the Jeep Compass also uses the same with differently tuned settings.
What are the crash test ratings of Tata Harrier Dark Edition?
The Tata Harrier Dark Edition is based on the Land Rover’s D8 OMEGARC platform which is quite sturdy and capable. This platform is one of the safest ones and can also be a futuristic one. Tata is more focused on building a platform that is future-ready and the cars built on them can be electrified with no hard effort.
So the Tata Harrier is a future-ready car and the EV version will be presented very soon. The majority of the cars of Tata Motors score 4 or 5-star ratings in the Global NCAP, the Tata Nexon was the first SUV from India which scored 5-star safety ratings. The Tata Zest was the first sedan to get 4-star safety ratings and later the Altorz scored a 5-star rating too.
So with this instinct, it’s clearly shown the intent of Tata Motors toward the safety of the passengers. However, the Tata Harrier is not involved in any crash test but will be appeared very soon. Considered, the Land Rover D8 platform, this will too score the 5-star ratings.
The safety and sturdiness of the Harrier can be seen in the roads accidents, look at the picture below.
The crash happened somewhere in Jammu and Kashmir when the driver was at high speeds and lost control of the car. The car was toppled down many times until stops in the turtle position. All the occupants in this accident are safe and walk away from the car on their feet. Considering this or any other accidents, the build and safety of the Harrier can be examined. and it’s pretty strong indeed.
What is dark edition in Tata Harrier?
Tata Motors timely gives updates to their cars to keep them updated and popular among young buyers. After the launch of Harrier in 2019, the first update was the Harrier Dark Edition. In these variants, the Harrier is painted fully black from the outside and inside. The leather upholstery and dashboard layout are too finished in black color only.
The Dark Edition was launched for the buyers who want a bold and muscular look in their car. Initially, it was a limited version but later it was included as a regular offering.
Does Tata Harrier dark edition have ventilated seats?
With the launch of the new 2022 Tata Harrier Dark Edition, the front row of seats now has a ventilation function. The driver seat is also 6-way powered and electrically adjustable and IRA-connected car technology is also included. The front ventilated seats offer great comfort to the occupant and make them cool on the drives.
Does Tata Harrier Dark Edition has sunroof?
The Tata Harrier offers a sunroof with the Harrier Dark Edition with variants XT Plus, XZ, and XZA Plus. it’s a panoramic sunroof with a sun blind, and all are electronically controlled. The functions of the sunroof are placed nearby the front reading lights. The features include- one-touch sun blind retracting, one-touch sunroof opening and closing, and one-touch tilt function.
Is Tata Harrier Dark Edition discontinued?
The Dark Edition of Tata Harrier is not discontinued yet in 2022. Its available with variants such as XT Plus, XZS, XTA Plus, XZ Plus, and XZAS. The Tata Harrier Camo Edition was discontinued a year after its launch because it was not that much popular in the market as the Harrier Black Edition is.
Tata Harrier is one of the top-selling SUVs in the segment, the number of features and safety it offers, no other competitor has. The looks are muscular and bold, features are well packed and the performance is also phenomenal. With the new launch, it also featured front row ventilated seats and a driver 6-way powered seat. It also got the IRA Connected Cars features, which allows the user to get important information about its SUV on the mobile app, quite practical.
Inside of the car has comfortable seats, powerful automatic climate control, JBL powered sound system, touchscreen infotainment display, charging sockets, air purifiers, and much more.
The large window area and big panoramic sunroof never let the occupants feel claustrophobic. The cabin feels airy as well as practical, every door has bottle holders, nic nacks holders, and some free stuff placement spaces.
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