The Harrier will come with a 6-speed automatic that is likely to launch along with the BS6-compliant engine.
Tata Motors is working hard to keep the Harrier afloat amidst stiff competition. The manufacturer had launched a dual-tone variant and will soon introduce an all-black edition. But the main negative in the Harrier from day one was the lack of an automatic transmission. However that’s about to change as a Harrier with the two-pedal setup has been spied testing.
The Harrier will come with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai. It is expected to launch along with the BS6-compliant version of the 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel unit. The BS6 version is also expected to develop 170PS, a whole 30PS up from the current iteration of the diesel engine. Torque figures remain the same between the BS4 and BS6 versions at 350Nm. Apart from that an all-wheel drive variant is also on the cards for the SUV.
The Harrier comes loaded with features like an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, 7-inch coloured multi-info display (MID), steering mounted controls, cruise control, climate control, auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers, push button start as well as cruise control. The Harrier can also be had with a sunroof fitted at the dealer level for an extra cost of Rs 95,000 on any variant.
Safety features include six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with rear camera, electronic stability control, traction control, hill hold control and hill descent control.
The Harrier automatic along with the BS6-compliant engine is expected to hit Tata showrooms by the end of this year. Apart from that, work for the 7-seater Harrier has begun and it’s also expected to launch by the end of this year.
When launched, expect the Harrier automatic to be priced a lakh over the equivalent manual variant. Prices for the Harrier currently start from Rs 13 lakh and go upto Rs 16.76 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Harrier rivals the Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector, Hyundai Creta and upcoming Kia Seltos.
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