Tata Motors is reportedly working on a new BSVI-compliant 2.2-litre diesel engine and it could be introduced in the Harrier and Safari
Tata Motors recently launched the Jet Editions of Nexon, Nexon EV, Harrier and Safari in the domestic market ahead of the festive season when the buying sentiments will largely be positive amongst customers across the country. The homegrown manufacturer has also been caught testing the mildly updated versions of the Harrier and Safari in recent months as well.
With competition growing in the midsize SUV space, Tata is also expected to bring in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) based technologies in the near future, considering that its new CV range has got some notable updates. According to a recent report that emerged on the internet, Tata Motors is currently working on a new 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine.
The updated BSVI-compliant engine will reportedly be equipped with a Lean NOx Trap and a diesel particulate filter and it will use Adblue to stick by the emission norms. The Safari and Harrier are powered by a 2.0-litre Kryotec 170 four-pot diesel engine. The powertrain sourced from Fiat is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque.
It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed torque converter automatic unit. Whether the reported engine will have increased power and torque outputs or not is yet unknown compared to the existing motor. The report further noted that the in-house developed 2.2-litre engine could replace the 2.0-litre oil burner.
It must be noted that Tata is already said to be developing an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine. The four-cylinder unit could be derived from the existing 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron gasoline mill used in the Nexon compact SUV developing 120 PS maximum power and 170 Nm of peak torque. It could be tuned to deliver around 160 PS.
The bigger petrol engine could be introduced in the Harrier in the near future while the upcoming Blackbird midsize SUV that will sit below the Harrier may also use this powertrain along with an uprated version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine found in the Nexon with higher power and torque outputs.