For this 2020 update, Tata engineers have tried to improve the Harrier’s NVH (noise, vibration, harshness), which was one of the sore points of the 2019 version. The engine mounts have been softened for better absorption of vibrations, additional sound insulation has been used, and the injection timing of the BS6 engine has been recalibrated for more progressive combustion, thereby reducing the harsh diesel clatter. Our sound meter did indicate lower decibels at idle, but the diesel rattle is still audible inside the cabin, and it becomes louder with an increase in engine speed. Road noise too is on the higher side. Vibrations have been reduced, but some still filter through the pedals, steering wheel and gear lever. Refinement, overall, is still not as good as the MG Hector, which is considerably quieter with fewer vibrations, despite using the same…

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