Launched in January 2019, the Tata Harrier has got off to a great start, with 1,449 units clocked last month. The company's latest C-SUV has been available with a 2.0-litre Kryotec motor along with three driving modes - Eco, City, and Sport. A new video from Youtube channel 'Drive King' shows the Harrier been put through its paces in the City and Sport modes to record its minimum acceleration times.
As is self-explanatory, the Eco mode optimises the engine output to provide the highest fuel efficiency, while the Sport mode works in an entirely opposite manner by focussing on delivering the maximum performance. The City mode, on the other hand, strikes a balance between the two by offering a strong performance without affecting the fuel efficiency a great deal.
The first acceleration run is done in the City mode. As demonstrated by the speedo needle, the Tata Harrier seems reasonably quick off the block, but the rise in speed slows down a fair bit once it crosses the 60 km/h mark. Finally, the SUV manages to post a 0-100 km/h timing of 13.407 seconds. Next, the Harrier is tested in the Sport mode, where the acceleration is a lot more rapid. The speedo needle nudges the 100 km/h mark in a remarkably quick 10.842 seconds.
The FCA-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine of the Tata Harrier benefits from eVGT technology and puts out a maximum power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, but the company will introduce a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque-converter automatic unit at a later stage. The Harrier is the first product to be underpinned by the company's OMEGA architecture, which is, in essence, a low-cost derivative of the Land Rover D8 platform. The 5-seater SUV is even the first model to be designed as per the Impact 2.0 philosophy.
Earlier this month, the Tata Harrier was introduced to the European audience as the 'Buzzard Sport', which, along with its 7-seater sibling, the Buzzard, could mark the re-entry of Tata Motors in the European markets.