Here, we have a Tata Harrier, powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox. Read ahead to know what we did with it.
Tata Motors has recently launched the BSVI-compliant version of the Harrier in India. The SUV now sports some minor cosmetic changes, a new electrically-operated panoramic sunroof, and new diesel engine with more power than before. For that last one, we decided to see for ourselves how the increase in power feels in real-world conditions.
Tata Harrier Acceleration Test (Hindi) | Faster Than Before!
In the video above, you can see a grey coloured Tata Harrier with a manual gearbox, basking in the sun. We then found an isolated, empty road in order to attempt our acceleration test. We tested the car for 0 to 60 kmph, 0 to 100 kmph, and 0 to 120 kmph, over multiple runs, and the one in the video is the best one we could achieve. Surprisingly, the all best times were achieved the same run! Of course, a disclaimer is in order – do not attempt this on public roads, as it might pose danger to innocent civilians.
The run from 0 to 60 kmph takes just 5.12 seconds, which is quite fast for a car this size. The run from 0 to 100 kmph took a total of 10.15 seconds, which is also quite impressive. At last, the car reaches 120 kmph, taking a total of 13.27 seconds to do so from a standstill. It should be noted that the car had one passenger on-board, apart from the driver, thus bringing the figures closer to real-world performance on the road. Also, the speed of the car was noted from the speedometer, which usually has a little error on the optimistic side.
Tata Harrier BS6 has a more powerful engine than the previous BS4 model
The 2020 Tata Harrier (BSVI) is powered by a 2.0-litre Kryotec-II engine, which is actually a Fiat Multijet-II in disguise. This engine produces a maximum power of 170 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. Compared to the BSIV model, the new car is more powerful by 30 PS, although the torque figures are the same. The SUV is priced between Rs. 13.69 lakh for the base variant and Rs. 20.25 lakh for the top-trim. It competes against Kia Seltos, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, MG Hector and the new Hyundai Creta.