Tata’s Harrier was all over the news even before its launch. It was one of the most anticipated cars of last year. The Harrier is built on OmegaARC platform – a derivative of Landrover’s D8 architecture. Once again, the Harrier has made it to headlines. A little about the background before we dive in.
Tata Motors is the official partner for the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019. Tata uses this platform to showcase its cars. Last year, Tata showcased its sub-4 meter SUV, the Nexon. This year, Tata is showcasing The Harrier, its flagship product. The cars are usually placed near the stands and are vulnerable to getting hit by balls on their way to the boundary.
That is exactly what happened in match 21 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkatta Knight Riders. The match was held in Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday, 7th April. Australian Chris Lynn was at the crease, batting for KKR and Rajasthan Royal’s Shreyas Gopal was bowling. The second ball of the 11th over, Lynn hits the 84.7 km/h delivery from Shreyas to a 78 meter six. The ball directly lands on the Harrier’s windscreen, placed near the stands.
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The Harrier took the shot and surprisingly there was no visual damage to the windscreen. The ball just bounced off the windscreen. This speaks volume about the overall quality of the Harrier. The commentators can be heard exclaiming, “How good is that, How strong is that” on learning that the ball directly landed on the windscreen. This incident once again proves that Tata builds safer cars for the masses.
The Nexon was the first car to receive a 5-star NCAP rating and the Harrier could not be any different. The player with the highest strike rate the end of the tournament will get to drive the Harrier home. The Harrier draws its power from a 2.0 Litre Kryotec engine, sourced from Fiat. This engine produces 140 PS and 350 Nm and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Prices start from 12.69 Lakh and go all the way till INR 16.25 Lakh.