Tata Motors has confirmed in its latest teaser that the BS6-compliant Harrier, set to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, will get a power upgrade. The 2.0-litre Kryotec engine will make 170hp in BS6 spec, up from the current BS4 version's 140hp. The 170hp derivative of the 2.0-litre diesel engine will also be offered in its larger sibling, the Gravitas.
The BS6-spec Tata will also see the much-awaited addition of an automatic transmission option. The automatic transmission will be a 6-speed unit from Hyundai. While Tata is set to showcase the Harrier diesel-auto in a new fully loaded trim, it has also confirmed that the engine-gearbox will be available in a choice of three trim levels. The diesel-automatic Harrier will be available in mid-level XMA, XZA and the fully loaded XZA+. This means the XZ+ variants will be the new top trim, and will get a panoramic sunroof. In addition to this, the Harrier XZA+ will receive larger 18-inch alloy wheels as compared to the current SUV’s 17-inch alloys on the XZ trim.
Tata is set to showcase a wide range of its products at the Auto Expo, including the Harrier’s larger 7-seat sibling, the Gravitas, and the brand’s all-new micro-SUV based on the H2X concept that made its debut last year. You can read more about the companies and cars that'll be present at the Auto Expo here.
The Tata Harrier sits in the heavily contested mid-size SUV segment, and rivals the Hyundai Creta (the second gen of which will be revealed at the Expo), the MG Hector, Kia Seltos, Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks.