Auto Expo 2020: Tata Harrier BSVI automatic with sunroof teased
After months of speculation and a subtle hint at the Tata Altroz launch, Tata Motors has confirmed that the BSVI compliant Tata Harrier will get an automatic gearbox and a full-size panoramic sunroof. The company has revealed this in a teaser ahead of the SUV's launch at the Auto 2020.
The Harrier BSVI is expected to get the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that is already available in BSVI guise in the new Jeep Compass automatic as well as the Trailhawk. Unlike the 140PS tune from the earlier version, the Harrier is expected to get the same 172PS and 350Nm. However, unlike in the Jeep, this motor is expected to be mated to a 6-speed automatic. This also gets a manual over-ride function as well as Sport mode.
We also expect the Harrier to get a new XZ+ top-spec variant that will sit above the current XZ Dual-tone. Aside from the sunroof, this should get larger 18-inch wheels as seen on the Buzzard and Buzzard Sport concepts from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Other feature additions could be an auto-headlamp function, an electronic parking brake, as well as the Ira suite of connected car tech as seen on the Nexon facelift. Also expected is a new dual-tone shade of red and black, along with some new interior materials, finished with the brand's Tri-Arrow motifs.
The Harrier is expected to become significantly more expensive in the BSVI-era, given all the new componentry. We expect a price hike of anywhere between Rs 1 lakh and 1.5 lakh, depending on the variant. Prices of the Harrier currently start at Rs 13.45 lakh for the base XE trim, which goes up to Rs 17.32 lakh for the XZ dual-tone.
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