Tata May Introduce Harrier Automatic Soon

  • Aug 13, 2019

Tata Motors has been reportedly working on an automatic transmission (AT) version of the Harrier for some time now and the car has already been spotted a number of times during its test runs. Industry sources have now claimed that the Harrier automatic may be launched soon.

Tata, meanwhile, has confirmed that the AT system will be sourced from Hyundai. It will be a 6-speed unit which handles transmission duties in the Hyundai Tucson.

Both the automatic gear system and the BS-VI diesel motor are likely to debut simultaneously in the updated Harrier. The current Harrier is hauled by a 2.0-litre Fiat-made engine which produces 350Nm peak torque along with 140PS maximum power. The same unit powers the Jeep Compass and the Morris Garages (MG) Hector. Both the latter cars, however, produce a higher maximum power of 170PS while the peak torque output remains the same. The BS-VI compatible Harrier is expected to output 170PS maximum power to bring the car at par with the Compass and Hector.

The new Harrier is also expected to get an integrated electric sunroof. Tata Motors recently introduced a sunroof as an after-market accessory for the Harrier’s current version.

The price of the Harrier AT is likely to include a premium of about ₹1.5 lakh over its manual version. The likely price hike is exclusive of the introduction of the BS-VI compliant motor. The current version of the Tata Harrier is pegged at an ex-showroom price between ₹12.99 lakh to ₹16.75 lakh in Delhi.

Tata Motors is also touted to roll out an all-black model of the Harrier. The car would sport an all-black exterior along with blacked-out skid plates and alloy wheels. The cabin too may have an all-black theme.

The Harrier has not been able to create much traction in its segment. Its sales have been badly affected by the introduction of the MG Hector. The Harrier sold only 740 units in July, compared to 1,216 in June.


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