Tata Motors has updated the Harrier's infotainment to offer Apple Carplay connectivity. The firm's 8.8-inch Connecnext setup in the Harrier was only offered with Android Auto compatibility up until now. The Tata Tiago hatchback and Tigor compact sedan have received similar updates. For the cars already sold, we expect the firm to provide a software update to add this feature. Under the Harrier's hood is the FCA-sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, dubbed Kryotec by Tata Motors. It has been detuned in the interest of better fuel efficiency (Tata Motors has not revealed the Harrier's claimed fuel efficiency figure yet). The engine offers 140PS in this guise, unlike the 173PS it offers in the Compass, though the torque output for the Harrier is identical at 350Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and this is the only engine-gearbox combination on offer currently and while an automatic transmission is expected, there is no time line for that yet. Details on … [Read more...] about Tata Harrier SUV gets Apple Carplay connectivity
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The Tata Harrier has been revealed and all seems to be going in the company’s favor currently. Though the reveal was limited to exteriors, the Harrier has been getting rave reviews for its looks and aesthetics. One of the main rival for the Harrier is going to be another homegrown SUV, the Mahindra XUV500. It has identical measurements and is still an attractive car to look at. The pricing for Harrier has not been yet revealed officially but it is expected to be priced higher than the XUV, which gives the Mahindra SUV another advantage over the Tata offering. Let’s now see how the upcoming Tata Harrier stacks against the established XUV500 Design Tata has got one thing right with the Harrier and that’s the design and exteriors. The car is a treat to look at and is different than other SUVs on road. Tata claims that more than 80% of the design from the original H5X concept has been retained. The main changes on the car have been done to make it more road friendly. The … [Read more...] about Tata Harrier vs Mahindra XUV500: All that we know so far!
The much awaited new 2018 Mahindra XUV500 was launched today. While we always knew it would look a lot fresher, there are as many as 10 new features that took us by complete surprise. These ‘surprise features’ go a long way in making the flagship SUV a lot more desirable than before. Here’s a look at these features: Features from pricier cars The new 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift feels a lot more upmarket than before. Much of this has to do with the several new premium features on offer. These features are generally available on cars costing substantially more than what the XUV500 does. We are talking about features like electrically adjustable driver’s seat and soft-touch leather-top for the dashboard here. Arkamys sound system The touchscreen infotainment system of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift comes paired with an Arkamys audio driver. The tweeters have now moved from the dashboard to the A-pillars. Arkamys is known for offering innovative software … [Read more...] about 2018 Mahindra XUV 500 Facelift: 10 big surprises features