Tata Motors had launched the Harrier 5-seater premium SUV in the country in January 2019. The SUV has been receiving positive response from buyers. The Harrier has started feeling the heat from the recently launched MG Hector, which is already sold out for 2019. The Tata Harrier is only available in diesel engine and front-wheel-drive layout. Tata Motors is now planning to give major updates to the Harrier to keep the sales momentum in its favour.
Here are the possible changes on offer –
More powerful diesel engine
The company will soon introduce the updated version of the Harrier, which will be fitted with electric sunroof and an automatic gearbox option. The current model is available in single six-speed manual gearbox option. It is expected that the Harrier will receive a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. Moreover, the electric sunroof is expected to be offered on the range-topping variant. Also See – Tata Harrier gets updates based on customer and experts feedback
The Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine, which is basically the Fiat’s 2.0L MJD unit. While powering the Harrier, this engine produces 138bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. The same engine also powers the MG Hector where it produces 170bhp of maximum power and 350Nm of torque. Tata engineers will tune the 2.0L engine for higher power outputs. It is expected the Harrier will get the 170bhp version of this powertrain. Also See – Tata Buzzard 7-seater launch and other details
The Tata Harrier is only available in the diesel avatar; however, all the rivals are offered in petrol and diesel guise. The company is reportedly working on an all-new 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that could produce close to 150bhp of power. This engine will be based on the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Revotron engine that powers the Nexon. Dual-clutch automatic gearbox could also make its way to the petrol Harrier.