Tata Harrier with BS-VI compliant, 170 PS 2.0L diesel engine spied

28/05/2019 - 12:00 | ,  ,   | Prashant Singh

The Tata Harrier has been spied with a 170 PS 2.0L diesel engine. Reports last year had said that the C-SUV will be made available with this more powerful engine at a later stage.

Bs6 Tata Harrier
The Tata Harrier uses FCA's 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine that powers even the Jeep Compass in India.

The Tata Harrier is currently available with a 2.0L Kryotec diesel engine that produces 140 PS and 350 Nm of torque. This engine is basically a rebranded 2.0L MultiJet II unit made by FCA. The 170 PS will likely deliver the same amount of torque. It will be BS-VI compliant right from the get-go. Trademark filings accessed by IAB suggest that it will be branded 'Kryotec170'. FCA will use this engine in India for one of its own models first - the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, which will go on sale in by July this year. The Tata Buzzard (to be renamed at the time of launch) will get this engine by the end of this year, and then the Tata Harrier.

Tata Motors offers the 140 PS 2.0L diesel engine in the Harrier with only a 6-speed manual transmission. However, it is planning to introduce a 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai, and it may do so along with the 170 PS 2.0L diesel engine. The new options could be introduced around the same time when the 5-seat C-SUV completes its first year in the market (January 2020) or a little later. In the coming months, another development could be the commencement of exports as well.

Tata Harrier Front Three Quarters Left Side
The Tata Harrier is based on OMEGA (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform derived from Land Rover's D8 architecture.

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Tata Harrier competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. Its prices start at INR 12.70 lakh* and go up to INR 16.26 lakh*.

*Ex-showroom Delhi

[Source - AutocarIndia]

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