The Tata Harrier will get a slew of new variants in about a week from now, at the 2020 Indian Auto Expo, which kicks off on the 5th of February. One of the key new variants in the 2020 Tata Harrier will be the diesel automatic trim, which will finally fill the massive void that the SUV’s line-up had ever since launch early last year. The first spyshots of the Tata Harrier Automatic’s interiors are here, courtesy Team-BHP. Check them out.
As the spyshot of the Harrier Automatic’s interiors indicate, the gear-shifter is the single biggest change on the inside. Considering the fact that the Tata Harrier is just a year old in the Indian market, the interiors of the automatic trim continue to be similar to the manual version that was launched in January 2019. The automatic gearbox is a 6 speed torque converter unit sourced from Hyundai.
While the engine of the Harrier Automatic will continue to be the 2 liter-4 cylinder Fiat Multijet unit, it remains to be seen is whether Tata Motors gives this motor a higher state of tune, with 170 Bhp-350 Nm outputs. This state of tune is offered on the MG Hector and Jeep Compass, two other SUVs that share this motor with the Harrier. There is a good chance of this happening on the Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) compliant version of this engine.
Another key change on the Tata Harrier – both in manual and automatic trims – is the addition of a panoramic sunroof. This is another hotly awaited feature that the market has been looking forward to. With the automatic gearbox, BS6 compliance and a panoramic sunroof, the 2020 Harrier promises to be a compelling buy in its segment, especially if Tata Motors manages to hold on to sharp pricing.
The actual pricing of the 2020 Tata Harrier SUV will be revealed on the day of launch, on the 5th of February, 2020. We expect Tata Motors to continue playing the value game with the 2020 Harrier, which will continue to rival a wide range of SUVs including the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500. While a petrol engine is under consideration for the Harrier, it’ll still be a while before Tata Motors gets around to offering it. The petrol engine – when it’s finally made available – is expected to be offered with a hybrid option. Also, an pure electric variant of the Harrier could be in the works given the slow but steady shift towards electric vehicles.