Tata Motors is about to introduce a slew of major updates in the Tata Harrier, including a reworked diesel engine, new automatic transmission, a new petrol engine and a sunroof.
Shortly after launch, Tata Harrier has garnered a positive recognition for being a value-for-money proposition. From the beginning, Tata Harrier has been well-loaded with various features including an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch display for the instrument cluster, a plush 9-speaker JBL audio system. However, the recent launch of the MG Hector, as well as the upcoming Kia Seltos, will raise the bar for the mid-size SUV segment. Without updates, Tata Harrier is set to see some of the prospective customers getting attracted to the new arrivals. To avoid this situation, Tata Motors has planned to introduce some updates on the Harrier. Here are four changes that will soon appear on the SUV.
One key update for the Tata Harrier will be the addition of the sunroof. Currently, the Harrier is among the rare few in the mid-size SUV segment that does not feature a sunroof. In the Indian market, having a sunroof is more of a thing to fancy than something of practicality. But still, not having a sunroof is an obvious disadvantage for the Harrier while every vehicle in its space gets one. So to keep up with the Joneses, Tata Motors will soon bring this feature to the Harrier. Recently, Tata Harrier with sunroof has been spotted on test. Along with the new sunroof, several new additional updates will be introduced soon.
The new sunroof will make the interior of the Harrier more airy and brighter
New automatic transmission
At first, Tata Harrier was introduced with only one powertrain option – a diesel-manual combination. As the home-grown carmaker assured, automatic variants will join the line-up at a later stage. It is the high time for the Indian automaker to keep its promise. Tata Harrier is going to get a new 6-speed automatic gearbox in no time. This powertrain will be featured on the upcoming seven-seater version of the Harrier (Buzzard) too.
Revised diesel engine
Tata Harrier is available with one engine option – a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Kryotec engine. The existing engine churns out 140 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque. In the upcoming time, Tata Motors will rework the engine, first to meet the new BSVI emission norms, and secondly, to provide a higher power output. After revision, this motor is expected to generate around 170 PS of peak power. The engineering enhancements will also bring about a better refinement and higher fuel mileage to the diesel model.
The BSVI-updated 2.0-litre diesel engine will come with a higher level of refinement and higher power output
To compete with other rivals in the segment, sooner or later, Tata Harrier must expand their powertrain range. The addition of a petrol engine is a must. Reportedly, Tata Harrier is working on the petrol version of the Harrier. It was confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show that a 1.6-litre petrol engine will enter the line-up. The power output of this unit on the Harrier is expected to be around 150 PS. It might come with automatic torque converter transmission at first, and a dual-clutch transmission will follow at a later stage.
Tata Harrier will receive a new 150 PS 1.6-litre petrol engine along with automatic transmission options
Apart from these major upcoming changes, Tata Motors has introduced a couple of minor updates recently, for example, updated software for the infotainment system and improved steering and clutch as well as better insulation. Any news on the Tata Harrier will be updated at IndianAuto.com.