The Tata Harrier is scheduled to arrive in the Indian auto markets by the early 2019. Tata Motors has released teaser videos of the upcoming Harrier revealing its styling, design as well as the exterior and interior features. However, the mechanical details of the SUV was unknown. Now Tata Motors has announced that the Harrier will be powered by a 2.0 litre diesel engine, which is named as the Kryotec. Tata says the name is inspired from ‘the Cryogenic rocket engine known for its power and reliability.’
The Kryotec diesel engine is derived from the Fiat’s four cylinder multijet 2.0 unit, which delivers power to the Jeep Compass. Tata Motors has not yet detailed about the displacement of the engine along with that the exact power output and torque figures are also not specified. However, the manufacturer has confirmed that the Kryotec diesel engine will offer higher efficiency and superior performance.It is expected that the engine will deliver a power of 140 hp on the upcoming Harrier. A six speed manual gearbox will be matted to the engine as standard and an optional Hyundai sourced six speed automatic gearbox will also be on offer. The Kryotec engine powering the upcoming Tata Harrier also offers state of the art engine management system, terrain response system and multi driving modes.
Tata Motors said “the Harrier’s engine will feature an electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharged, a low friction valve and an advanced EGR system. The engine is benchmarked against global standards for performance and refinement.”The electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharged improves it power efficiency and pick up. The low friction valve train architecture and the advanced EGR system makes the engine compliant to upcoming emission norms and delivering greater fuel efficiency.
The upcoming Tata Harrier will be developed based on the Tata’s Omega Arc platform and will be powered by the Kryotec diesel engine. The production version of the Harrier SUV was spotted testing several times. Tata motors has not yet confirmed about the option of petrol engine on the new Harrier. When launched, the new Tata Harrier will compete on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, upcoming Kia SP based SUV and Nissan Kicks.
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