- Registers sales of 2,492 units in March 2019.
- Harrier has a waiting period of four months.
Tata Motors has sold 2,492 units of the Harrier in India in March 2019. Interestingly, the SUV has outsold the Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500, which recorded sales of 1,441 and 1,916 units, respectively. The Tata Harrier has witnessed steady growth over the last couple of months with the company selling 1,449 units in February and 422 units in January.
As of March 2019, Tata Motors is sitting on a pending order book of 10,000 bookings for the Harrier, which has resulted in a waiting period of four months. The lower number of dispatches in January and February were attributed to quality issues in the initial batches, which Tata Motors says, were rectified at the dealership level.
The Tata Harrier is an enticing offering in the premium mid-size SUV segment, however, it has a few shortcomings as well. For instance, it misses out on essential features like auto day/night IRVM and an automatic option, while it also comes devoid of aspirational features like a sunroof and an AWD drive-train. Moreover, the alloy wheel design is too simple, and we would’ve appreciated a better two-tone design.
As a reminder, the Harrier sources power from a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet diesel motor that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Tata Motors is readying a Hyundai-sourced six-speed torque converter automatic for the Harrier. However, it will be first introduced on the seven-seat version of the Harrier, which debuted as Tata Buzzard at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.