The Tata Harrier will offer multi-drive modes that will work in conjuction with Terrain Response Modes of the ESP
Tata Motors is continuously revealing details about the much-awaited Harrier SUV, which is scheduled to be unveiled on January 20, 2019. After releasing the teaser images, Tata Motors has now released the engine details of the upcoming Harrier. The engine has been called the KRYOTEC, which is inspired from the ‘Cryogenic rocket engine known for its power and reliability. Tata claims that this new engine has been benchmarked against global standards of performance and refinement.
Tata Motors hasn’t revealed the power and torque figures of the SUV, but media reports claim that this engine is derived from Fiat’s 2.0-litre Multi-Jet engine that powers the Jeep Compass. This engine will offer two states of tunes – 140bhp and 170bhp. While the former will come first with the 5-seater Harrier, the powerful unit will be offered with the 7-seater model. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed Hyundai’s sourced automatic unit. Also See – Tata Harrier Vs Hyundai Creta – Spec Based Comparison
According to the company, this powerful 4-cylinder diesel engine is equipped with state of the art engine management system. The exhaust after treatment systems are tuned to deliver extremely low carbon footprint. Tata has also confirmed that the Harrier will offer multi-drive modes, which will work in collaboration with ‘Terrain Response Modes of the ESP’. The Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) will ensure excellent power & pickup to take on any terrain. The KRYOTEC comes with Low Friction Valve Train Architecture and an Advanced EGR to deliver higher fuel economy and to meet stringent emission requirements. Also See – Tata Harrier nails water wading test – Video
Tata Harrier is built on the company’s new OMEGA architecture, which is derived from Land Rover’s D8 architecture. It will also come with all-wheel-drive layout. The Harrier will be the brand’s first car to feature the new IMPACT 2.0 Design Philosophy. It will rival against the likes of the upcoming Nissan Kicks and Kia SP based SUV along with the existing models like Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur.