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Tata Harrier: 5 Big CHANGES coming soon

Tata Harrier, which has become a popular model in the Indian market will soon get an update. The all-new Tata Harrier was launched in the Indian market earlier this year and the updated version of the car is likely to be launched by early 2020. The updated Harrier will be launched to make the vehicle compliant with the upcoming emission norms. The upcoming version of the car has already been spotted testing on the Indian roads too. Here are all five big changes in the 2020 Tata Harrier.

New features

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Tata is expected to add a slew of new features to the Harrier to arm it in the extremely competitive segment. The upcoming Tata Harrier that has been spotted testing gets a sunroof on the outside. While sunroof is not a practical feature in India, many consumers do like to have it in their vehicles. With the electrically-powered sunroof in place, Tata is also expected to add a few additional features. However, the sunroof, which is missing from the current version of the vehicle will be added for sure with the update.

More powerful engine

The Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC engine, which is sourced from Fiat. It is the same 2.0-litre Multijet engine that powers the MG Hector and the Jeep Compass in the Indian market. Currently, it produces a maximum power of 140 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. With the launch of the updated version, the power will match the Jeep Compass’ and MG Hector’s 173 PS – 350 Nm.

Automatic variant

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The automatic transmission has become quite popular in the Indian market in recent times. However, Tata only offers a 6-speed manual transmission with the Harrier in the Indian market. However, with the update, Tata will source a new 6-speed automatic transmission from Hyundai and it will be available with the Harrier. The same transmission and engine combination will also power the all-new 7-seater version of the Harrier, which was revealed in the Geneva Motor Show as Buzzard. Hyundai uses the same 6-speed automatic transmission in the Tucson diesel.

Petrol power!

Tata is also working on an all-new petrol engine that will be available with the Harrier in the Indian market. The 1.6-litre engine was confirmed by Tata Motors at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a direct-injection engine that will produce close to 150 Bhp in the Harrier. The petrol version of the Harrier is expected to get a dual-clutch automatic transmission at a later stage. Initially, it will get a torque convertor as an automatic transmission.

Better refinement and mileage

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Tata is currently testing the BS6 compliant Harrier and when the vehicle enters production, it is expected to be better refined and offer more mileage than the current version. The new engine will be an upgrade of the current 2.0-litre engine available with the Harrier. It will become much smoother and better to drive with the update while the overall fuel efficiency will increase due to the BS6 update.