Tata Motors has showcased the Harrier mid-size SUV at its 2019 annual general meeting in black exterior paint. Tata does not offer the Harrier in black colour as of now. However, it looks like the manufacturer will soon start selling the mid-size SUV that rivals the likes of the MG Hector and Jeep Compass in black colour.
Apart from the new exterior colour, the showcased Harrier also featured a black interior with a silver element on the dashboard. At present, only the lower XE and XM variants of the Harrier get an all-black cabin, but these don’t get the silver finish on the dashboard.
The Harrier that was showcased with the black-silver cabin was equipped with terrain response modes, which are exclusively available in the Harrier XZ right now. So, while it remains to be seen whether Tata would offer black colour on the Harrier across the lineup, it is certain that the variant that was showcased was either XZ or another new variant that would feature amongst the top variants in terms of equipment on offer.
On the outside, apart from the black exterior colour, the showcased Harrier did not get chrome inserts on door handles and ORVMs, like the top-spec Harrier XZ. It also featured black skid plates at the front and the rear instead of the silver painted ones on the regular model. The alloy wheels were also done in dark grey instead of silver.
It remains to be seen if the black Harrier will come as a special edition model, a new variant, or just a paint option on the regular Harrier. At present, the Harrier is available in four variants with prices ranging from Rs 13 lakh to Rs 16.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Harrier is available with just a diesel-manual powertrain.