Tata Harrier AT variant will be powered by a fiat sourced motor, paired with a 6-speed torque converter from Hyundai
Tata Motors is on the verge of launching their most anticipated Harrier SUV. They have been teasing and giving us small information about the upcoming SUV almost every week. We have already seen the exterior and interior of the SUV in earlier spy shots already which have generated a lot of interests amongst the people.
However, in this latest spy shots, we get to see the see the diesel automatic variant of the SUV in flesh for the very first time. We all know by now that the Harrier SUV will be powered by a new diesel motor called ‘Kryotec’.
The four-cylinder 2.0-litre unit will produce around 140 Hp of peak power while the torque figures are still unknown. In its initial days of development, there were rumours that Tata might source the 9-speed torque converter transmission from Fiat as well, but later decided to shift their focus towards the 6-speed torque converter which is a less complicated unit from Hyundai.
This transmission setup is also used by the Tucson SUV. Besides the optional automatic transmission, the 2.0-litre unit will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. Tata Motors will also add a 7 seat variant of the Harrier at a later stage to their lineup which will be powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel motor but in a different state of tune producing 170 hp.
Both the diesel including 5 and 7 seat variants of top spec Harrier will be offered with 4 wheel drive option. The Harrier SUV will have true off-roading credentials keeping in mind the fact that it is based on the capable Land Rover derived platform.
As far as some other features are concerned the spy shot clearly show us that the Harrier SUV will also get a push-button start, steering-mounted controls and a big 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system inside the cabin. The Tata Harrier SUV, when launched in early 2019, will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur.