The automatic version of the Tata Harrier will be introduced in the near future. Recently, a test mule of the vehicle has been spotted testing on Indian road, revealing important details.
Tata Motors is trying its best to gain more share in the Indian compact SUV segment. Besides offering some slight improvements such as an aftermarket two-tone paint scheme and optional sunroof, the homegrown automaker is expected to provide its flagship model with an automatic gearbox.
A heavily camouflagedTata Harrierhas been spied at a public parking place in Bangalore. The test mule does disclose black alloy rims, except from that, there is no considerable alteration against the manual Tata Harrier.
The Tata Harrier is currently keeping under its hood a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel motor which can generate a maximum power of 140 PS against a peak torque of 350 Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed MT gearbox. This engine also serves as the power source for the Jeep Compass with a higher state of tune of 170 PS. The oil burner on the automatic Harrier has been updated to produce up to 170 PS to compete against the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector.
The Tata Harrier automatic is expected to come with a more powerful diesel motor.
The AT unit has been reported to be taken from Hyundai. Accordingly, the 6-speed torque converter on the Hyundai Tucson is a potential candidate. Moreover, this motor will be updated to comply with the BS-VI emission standards. Apart from an upgraded motor and an AT unit, the BS6 Harrier is also expected to be equipped with an electric sunroof instead of an aftermarket unit on the vehicle as previously.
The vehicle is likely to borrow the 6-speed torque converter from the Hyundai Tucson.
Currently, the Harrier is priced from INR 12.99 lakh to INR 16.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The automatic Tata Harrier prices are expected to be higher than those of the manual version by approximately INR 1.5 lakh. In the coming time, a fully black Tata Harrier will also be introduced. It will not come with a fully-black exterior with alloy wheels and black skid plates, but also black seat coverings.