The Tata Harrier has made a strong statement for Tata, declaring that the company means serious business now. The recent power show at the Geneva Motor Show further strengthens its position as a global automaker. Talking about the Harrier, it is a pretty big vehicle with an overall length of 4598 mm and approximate weight of 1680 kg. With all that heft, the question arises that is the 2.0-litre Kryotec engine powerful enough to pull the SUV strongly. That can be answered by a 0-100 km/h speed run, which is exactly what the video below by Drive King is all about.
The Tata harrier comes with three driving modes – Eco, City and Sport. The Eco mode tunes the engine response for maximum fuel efficiency while the Sports mode does the exact opposite, that is, tunes the engine response for maximum power and performance. The City mode, on the other hand, offers a balance between these two. The video above has 0-100 km/h run of the Harrier in two modes, City and Sport. It is quite obvious then that the Sports mode will have better timing.
The first run is done with the drive mode selected to city mode. Here, we see that the Harrier is fairly quick off the mark but the acceleration slowdown a bit once the speedo needle hits 40 km/h. With City mode selected, the Harrier does the 0-100 km/h run in 11.4 seconds. The next round is then conducted with the drive mode set to Sport. Here, the speedo needle does not slow down much during its course of touching the 100 km/h figure. With the drive mode set to Sport, the Tata Harrier achieves a 0-100 km/h timing of 10.84 seconds. This is a pretty good 0-100 km/h time in fact, given the heft of the SUV. The Tata Harrier has been made upon a very able chassis, dubbed the OMEGA ARC platform, that has been derived from Land Rover’s D8 platform.
The Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC engine that churns out 138 Bhp of power long with 250 Nm of torque. The engine is derived from Fiat’s 2.0-litre diesel motor that is found under the Jeep Compass. Tata detuned the unit in order to maximize fuel efficiency but as seen in the video, straight line performance is still pretty decent in sports mode. As of now, Tata only offers a 6-speed manual gearbox unit on the Harrier. However, the company will launch a six-speed torque converter gearbox on the Harrier soon.
Reports suggest that Tata is developing a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission for its model lineup but that will take some time before it finally gets out. As for this video here, the Harrier’s performance is quite surprising. However, this cannot be considered as the final word as drag times can be influenced by many factors.
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