6th Nov 2018 12:09 pm
Automatic gearbox equipped Tata Harrier will go on sale later in 2019
The Tata Harrier is still a good month or more away from launch but a lot of the SUV’s details and specifications are out in the public domain. We already know the Harrier will be a 5 seater and will come powered by an approximately 140hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine christened Kryotec. Also, while a 6-speed manual gearbox will be standard fit, we were the first to tell you the Harrier will also be offered with a 6-speed automatic sourced from Hyundai. In a fresh update, we can now confirm the Harrier will be launched solely with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive. The automatic transmission will only go on sale after it makes its debut on the Harrier’s yet unnamed seven seat sibling that comes later in 2019.
It is learnt that the delay in bringing out the automatic version of the Harrier is down to supply constraints. Tata Motors that foresees strong demand for the automatic has opted to delay bringing in the model rather than being in a position that it can’t deliver cars on time.
Automatic transmission aside, the Harrier’s 7 seat sibling will also debut all-wheel drive and will come powered by a 170hp version of the 2.0 Kryotec engine. Interestingly, this more powerful version of the Kryotec engine will also make its way onto the Harrier in the future.
Also read: Tata Harrier: a close look