Tata Harrier automatic spied testing in city traffic ahead of launch
Tata Harrier on sale currently comes only with a manual transmission option. Image credit @Ankush_MDsaab.
Tata Harrier, launched in India on January 23, is offered with a single engine and transmission option with only 2WD. It will soon get an automatic transmission, which is sourced from Hyundai. The unit is a 6 speed AT gearbox. The same has now been spied on test.
Bookings for Tata Harrier opened back on 15th October 2018. In the month of Jan 2019, Tata dispatched 422 units of Harrier to dealers. Most of these were display / test drive vehicles. Actual deliveries to customers are gaining momentum slowly.
Some buyers are waiting for the launch of automatic variant. Though Tata Motors has not revealed any timeline for the launch of automatic Harrier, there are reports claiming that the launch will take place in the coming months; as there is a huge demand for Harrier automatic. For a considerable number of buyers in the segment, non-availability of AT is turning out to be a deal breaker.
Tata Harrier claims to be a class leader in terms of features and equipment. As of today, it is presented in four variants of XE, XM, XT and XZ and color options of Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Orcus White, Telesto Grey and Ariel Silver. Prices range from Rs.12.69 lakhs for the base variant going up to Rs.16.25 for its top end model. Automatic variants could be offer with XM and XT trims. Prices could be about Rs 1 lakh more than respective manual variant.
Tata Harrier automatic will be powered by the same 2.0 liter Kryotec diesel engine. This engine is capable of 140 PS power and 350 Nm torque. Three driving modes of Eco, City and Sport are on offer along with terrain response modes of Normal, Rough and Wet thus making the Tata Harrier AT highly competent in any sort of road condition.
Apart from launching automatic Harrier, Tata is also planning to launch a 7 seater variant as well as a coupe. Though the launch of Coupe variant has not been confirmed, a teaser of Tata’s official video confirmed its presence.