The stealthy Tata Harrier Dark Edition was launched in August last year; an all-black variant for those who preferred a more sinister look for Tata’s flagship SUV. So far, it was only available in top-spec XZ and XZ+ forms, but Tata has now made the Dark Edition range more accessible by extending it to the mid-spec variants as well. The Tata Harrier Dark Edition XT is now the entry-level variant. Unique to the Harrier Dark Edition are the Atlas Black exterior paint, darkened elements – such as the black faux skid plates and darkened headlamp inserts – a ‘#Dark’ front fender badge and black 17-inch alloys.
The Tata Harrier Dark Edition’s interior too is all-black, with black leatherette seats and door trim, and a ‘Blackstone Matrix’ trim on the dash instead of the standard faux wood inserts. Equipment levels for the Dark Editions remain the same as for the standard Harrier XT and XT+ variants. The XT gets auto climate control, an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, rear-view camera, projector headlights, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 6-speaker audio system, to name a few. The XT+, meanwhile, adds a large panoramic sunroof.
The new Tata Harrier Dark Edition XT and XT+ variants continue to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that puts out 170hp and 350Nm of torque. However, unlike the Dark Edition XZ and XZ+ – which can also be had with a 6-speed automatic gearbox – the XT and XT+ are available only with a 6-speed manual. In what will be heartening news for those wanting a similarly stealthy look for some of Tata’s more affordable models, Tata Motors has also filed trademarks for ‘Dark’ and ‘Camo’ editions of the Tiago, Altroz, Tigor, Nexon and the upcoming 7-seat Gravitas SUV. Stay tune with us for more auto news in Nepal.