Last month, it was reported that the Tata Harrier could receive an in-house developed 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine. In a fresh report, Autocar India confirms that the Indian auto giant is indeed working on such a petrol engine for its C-SUV.
Reportedly, the 1.6-lite turbocharged engine for the Tata Harrier will benefit from the direct-injection technology, which will be a first for any petrol motor from Tata Motors. Rajendra Petkar, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tata Motors has said that the new petrol unit is in “early stages of development but will come with competitive power figures”. It's expected that the new engine will offer a maximum power of 120 hp to 140 hp.
Tata Motors has used its 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as a base for the development of the new motor. The petrol-sipping powerplant will be sold with either a 6-speed manual or a torque converter automatic gearbox. It will comply with the BSVI-emission norms and is likely to debut in 2020. The company should offer it in the Tata Buzzard as well.
The Tata Harrier is currently available with an FCA-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine that has been given the 'Kryotec' moniker. The eVGT-equipped oil-burner produces a maximum power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, but the introduction of an optional Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque-converter automatic unit is on the anvil. The company's only modern C-SUV is based on OMEGA architecture, which is basically a low-cost version of the Land Rover D8 platform. It's even the first production model to have been designed as per the IMPACT 2.0 design theme.
The Tata Harrier recently made its European debut under the 'Buzzard Sport' moniker at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The 5-seater SUV is expected to mark the re-entry of Tata Motors into the European markets.
[Source - autocarindia.com]