- It has received updates for the steering, clutch and infotainment system.
- The updated Tata Harrier features better NVH levels.
- Existing customers will also get the updates via an internal service campaign.
That the Tata Harrier is a brilliant product is not unknown. That said, no car is perfect, and the Harrier did come with a few shortcomings. For instance, the fit and finish were rough at certain places and there were a few issues with the NVH levels. While most of the issues encountered in pre-production cars and in the initial batches were ironed out, some of them went unnoticed. Based on media and user feedback, Tata Motors has updated the Harrier to overcome the shortcomings. Listed below are the changes that the Harrier has received as a part of the update.
Updated Infotainment System
The pre-production Tata Harrier that we drove during the media drive, had issues with the touchscreen infotainment system. The display would hang indefinitely, and needed a hard reset to be operational. Tata Motors has released a new 'R10.X' software update for the floating island infotainment screen that overcomes its glitches and offers seamless connectivity.
Lowered NVH Levels
During the first drive of the Tata Harrier, we reported about the underwhelming in-cabin noise insulation of the mid-sized SUV. While the overall NVH levels (wind and suspension noise) were well within control, the engine noise crept inside the cabin when revved above 3,000rpm. Tata Motors has worked on the engine's refinement and the overall NVH levels to offer a smooth and silent in-cabin experience.
Improved Steering Response
Tata Harrier's steering was known for being heavy at low, city speeds and light at highway speeds. Not only should it have been the other way round, the light steering at triple-digit highway speeds felt unnerving. Tata Motors claims it has tuned the steering system to enhance the feel and feedback by adding some weight to it. Low-speed steering feel has been made more responsive.
Light and Responsive Clutch
Although the clutch assembly on the Harrier is light in action, it had a long travel. Tata Motors claims it has tuned the clutch on the Harrier to make it more responsive.
While the latest batches of the Tata Harrier come with these updates from the factory, existing cars are being upgraded via an internal service campaign.