Recent company-released details claim that Tata Harrier is using a 2.0L, four-cylinder diesel engine that goes by the name KRYOTEC for the Indian market. The name is derived from the Cryogenic rocket engine and symbolizes the great amount of power and equally valued reliability. The engine is based on the platform of Fiat Multijet 2.0 unit, currently in use on the popular Jeep Compass. Harrier will initially arrive in the five-seat layout, using the lower-tuned variant of the KRYOTEC engine. It will be good for 140 HP and 300 Nm. The version that will arrive later will produce 170 HP of maximum power.
Harrier comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard while those looking for automatic will get an option of 6-speed gearbox sourced from Hyundai. The KRYOTEC engine comes with variable geometry turbocharger, multiple drive modes with ESP and benchmark performance levels. Based on the Omega Arc platform, Harrier will get all-wheel drive variants with competitive off-road performance. The platform is based on Land Rover D8 architecture, further guaranteeing the quality and performance of the chassis. Design lines of the Harrier are definitely impressive, progressive and futuristic from every possible angle.
Tata Harrier will face tough competition from Hyundai Creta as the premium SUV from the Korean brand has captured the entire market and dusted off the rivals like they really never existed. An average of 15,000 buyers considers going for an urban SUV every month, leaving Tata with an option wider than Hexa to create another record like Tiago, Tigor, and Nexon. The base variant of Harrier will definitely intersect the top model of Nexon like seen on all cars of these two segments. Maruti S-Cross will be another victim of Harrier’s assault with pricing for both products matching at one point or the other.