The Tata Harrier automatic version with a sunroof is in the pipeline. Expect the same to launch in India sometime later this year.
Tata Harrier currently retails in India with prices falling in-between the range of INR 12.69 lakh to INR 16.25 lakh. It competes with the likes of Mahindra XUV5OO, Jeep Compass and select variants of the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks. It is based on Land Rover derived D8 architecture, the Omega platform. It is currently available with just a diesel engine in its line-up.
The diesel engine in the Harrier has been sourced from Fiat. It is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder oil-burner which also does its duty on the Jeep Compass. However, for the Harrier, this engine has been tuned-down slightly. In the Tata, this motor churns out 140 BHP of power. However, the torque figure remains the same at 350 Nm.
This 2.0-litre diesel engine in the Tata Harrier is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic version on offer at the moment. Also, this SUV does not offer a 4×4 version either.
That said, Tata Motors has officially confirmed that the Harrier’s automatic version is in the pipeline. And that it will also get a sunroof added to its feature list soon. That said, so far there has been no word if this SUV is ever going to get a 4×4 drivetrain option or not.
Along with the introduction of the Tata Harrier automatic version with a sunroof, the homegrown automaker is also going to introduce a petrol derivative for this SUV as well. A number of media reports state that this new engine is going to be a 1.6-litre unit. And that it will be derived out of the automaker’s 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged engine.
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Tata Motors is also going to introduce a 7-seater version of the Harrier in India as well. Showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it has been named as the Buzzard, however, it is likely to change upon its arrival in the Indian market. It could be that the Tata Harrier automatic version arrives first in its 7-seater iteration.
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