Tata Harrier Automatic Version Will Come Later; Only Manual At Launch

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The automatic gearbox will be first introduced on the Harrier’s 7-seater version.

Scheduled to launch in January 2019, the Tata Harrier SUV recently revealed via official pictures. The carmaker also confirmed the premium 5-seater SUV will come with a new Kryotec, 140bhp, 2.0L, four-cylinder diesel motor inspired from Cryogenic rocket engine. This BSVI-ready oil burner will have a low carbon footprint and deliver better fuel efficiency.

Initially, the Tata Harrier will be introduced with a 6-speed manual transmission only. The SUV carline will receive a 6-speed automatic Hyundai-sourced gearbox at a later stage. A fresh report claims that the automatic gearbox will first debut on the Harrier’s 7-seater version (codenamed H7X) that will hit roads in late 2019.

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The reason behind delayed introduction of the automatic transmission is said to be supply constraints and high demand of the automatic models. Aiming to ensure on-time delivery, the carmaker has postponed Harrier automatic launch. The Tata Harrier 5-seater SUV will get a front-wheel-drive (FWD) system for performing drivetrain duties. Read – New Tata Sierra Might Make A Comeback In A Modern Avatar

The Tata Harrier H7X will use the same 2.0L Kryotec diesel powertrain that will be tuned for generating power worth 170bhp. The report further claims that Harrier 5-seater will receive the more powerful iteration of the engine in the future.  While the Harrier H7X will take on the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour, the Harrier will challenge the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.

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